Seville, Spain: Day 3

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Late nights usually lead to late mornings, which happened on our third day, here in Spain. Spain is a late country, as in a bed time of 2 AM late, even for older people is fairly acceptable if not normal. This is a little bit hard for me to adjust to, as I am someone who has grown to love mornings especially when I travel. It is always so nice to wake up before the city is really moving. I am finding that an entire street can change in the matter of an hour depending on when shops open for the day, close for lunch, open again for the afternoon, and when they close or open for the evening. I have not been to many places where the streets are changing that apparent throughout the day.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Even though we woke up late Saturday morning, we had the promise of a beautiful and sunny day ahead of us. We made plans to meet up with Caroline and Jayden Lee of Woodnote Photography to hang out and simply enjoy the day together. Before we met up with them we grabbed a quick coffee, juice, and croissant at La Cacharreria on Calle Regina. It was so cute and the perfect fuel for our day of fun ahead.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

We wandered south in the city to the Cathedral of Seville. As we wandered through the city, we came across plazas full of people celebrating the day, enjoying the sun, laughing, drinking, eating, and simply enjoying life.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Arriving at the Cathedral we met Carolina and Jayden of Woodnote Photography and we climbed to the top of the tower. There are almost no stairs in the tower. It is all ramps, to supposedly make it easier for them to ride their horses to the top. I have done no in-depth research about why, but this is the what we heard.

From up the top of the tower, we could see the whole city from every direction. The light was beautiful all day as the clouds rolled through the city the mix between cool air and the sun on the buildings felt nearly heavenly.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

After climbing down, it was absolutely time for snacks and sangria. We wandered for a while till we found a place that felt just right. We ordered a pitcher, or maybe 2, of Sangria and a table full of tapas. Then without planning it spend nearly 3 hours chatting about life, work, travel, and everything in between. In a very short amount of time we felt we had found some very incredible new travel companions.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

As we walked back to take a little rest and relax, we wandered down streets, got a little lost and simply took in the beautiful weather and culture all around us. It was so special. We laughed and enjoyed the slowness of the everyday life here in Seville. There are not many places I have been where life truly felt all about the moment you were in, and here it feels that way. People know how to live in this city.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

We took naps and then met later that evening at the oldest restaurant in Seville that opened in 1670 called El Rinconcillo. Our waiter was the sweetest thing in the whole world and it was traditional Spanish food in every way. The wine was outstanding and every single dish we ordered was oohed and ahhhed over.

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

Seville, Spain: Day 3  |  The Fresh Exchange

It was a truly wonderful and amazing day that we will cherish. It has been really special getting to make new friends in a new city. I couldn’t be more happy that we just so happen to be here in Seville together by coincidence and made the effort to meet up. We have found kindred spirits in Carolina and Jayden and that was worth the trip alone. We have come to love traveling and the new friends we end up meeting up with along the way. Typically they are american and they are either people we only know from instagram, old friends, or they are simply friends of friends. It is amazing to find each other each in a city that is not our own in a country that we most likely are unfamiliar with. Then together we explore and enjoy the beauty and adventure of a new place side-by-side. It truly is a fun and exciting thing.

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  1. I love seeing your photos from Seville! My boyfriend did a study-abroad semester there back in college and fell in love with the city. He has been wanting me to take a trip back there with him one day, and your post is inspiring me to bump it up on the travel priority list!

  2. It’s so wonderful to meet new travel companions who only heighten the enjoyment of your trip – they are few and far between! I’m so glad you got to experience Seville how I remember it, just beautiful, simple living, and remembering to get lost in the moment. Had a few 3 hour lunches myself! Besos!

  3. All of your photos of your trip so far have been lovely! You’ve got me itching to travel 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy and can’t wait to see the rest of your trip

    1. For this one it was a Canon 5D Mark III with a 50mm 1.2 but we also use a Fuji X100s from time to time as well and will be interchanging throughout this trip between those two.

  4. Thanks for listing the names of the different places you guys visit 🙂 I will be in Granada and Seville in two weeks to explore and it is nice to have some ideas of what to do! If you have any more recommendations, please, let me know! 🙂

    1. Definently go to the cafe we suggested for breakfast. They have great juices and speak decent english. Also, make sure to try various types of tapas bars as they range in styles and traditions.

  5. Oh,I love Seville. It’s such a calm, sweet, warm city.
    I got lost one morning wandering around those little streets. Loved it.
    I stayed in the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever been, Pension Vergara.

  6. Megan and Mike, Hi!
    I’ve recently started to read your blog and now you’re coming to Portugal! WOW!
    Hope you have a good time and, by the way, that morning coffee (in your Delta’s cup) is not Spanish, it’s Portuguese!

  7. Your descriptions and photos took me back to my own (too short) stay in Seville several years ago. I has been lovely reliving it and knowing that nothing has changed. I plan to share this blog page with my students.

    1. Honestly I have no idea. We were wandering around Seville and were a little lost and thought why not grab sangria. It wasn’t far from the cathedral I know that. The place we were at seemed to be a couple restaurants and I think that’s why I don’t remember which place we were at. So sorry. But honestly the sangria looks this good most everywhere. Just look around and see other people’s pitchers on their tables and you probably will find a place even better!

  8. I spent three months in Sevilla! I loved re-living it through this post! I now wish I took more street photography, since I love the little details you captured. It’s such a great, authentic look into the city and culture! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  9. I’m from Seville, I grown in the city and I love it, now I’m living out and your way to see my city brings me beautiful memories. I miss it to much.

    You’re all welcome to sevilla, enjoy and living the city.

    And fall in love for her. (Because Seville is a woman sweet and easy to love )

    Besos

  10. I studied abroad here and was thrilled to see your photos. You captured the streets and the city so well. Gorgeous photos for a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing!