Last week I showed you photos from the first days of my trip to Seville (there were a few technical problems with that post, so if you missed it, you can read it here). As I told you then, I went there for a wedding and we extended the trip for a few more days to have enough time to visit the city. Not only we visited some of its most remarkable monuments, but also had time to wander around its beautiful streets and parks in the different neighborhoods of the old city, and to enjoy the great Sevillian gastronomy.

The wedding took place on a beautiful Saturday morning in the Royal Chapel inside the impressive Cathedral. The moment we arrived I regretted not having the camera with me. This Chapel (where some of the most important Spanish kings from the Reconquista period and their spouses are buried) is usually closed to visitors and it only opens for special occasions like weddings. The Chapel was impressive! And after the wedding I decided I wanted to visit the Cathedral during one of the next days…

The days after the wedding, we went for relaxing walks around the city centre. We looked for some of the most beautiful religious wooden sculptures that are part of the Seville Easter pasos and wandered in the most colorful, quiet and less touristic streets in the northern part of the old city. At the end of the day, we delighted ourselves with the beautiful sunsets at the Guadalquivir river. And when the night arrived, we went back to the city centre in search of delicious tapas. I was even surprised to find a flamenco dancer performing in the street!! That’s something I didn’t remember from my years in Seville or other trips… Even if it was a bit (maybe very) touristic, I enjoyed the challenge of taking photos of her at night.

So here it is the second part of this little trip to Seville. I hope you like them.


  1. very nice pictures!!

  2. Beautiful old city, and beautiful images. Thanks again!

    • mercedescatalan

      Thanks a mil, Anne!!! All the merit goes to Seville! It is such a beautiful city and has so much character 🙂 I’m sure you’d love to photograph all the small and beautiful details of Seville as much as I did.
      Have a wonderful week!

  3. I love those black-and-white checkered tiles on the roof of one of the houses (2nd last pic). It doesn’t look like it’s entirely overrun by tourists, hmm?

    • mercedescatalan

      I lived in Sevilla for a few years when I was a little girl… And then, I went back like 10 years ago… And I found the city has changed soooo much!!!! It’s all about tourism now… queues, ice cream parlors, souvenir shops… That’s not the city I remembered! And, on one hand, I’m sure a lot of people benefit from the tourism industry… But on the other, I missed so much the Seville I knew…
      About that photo… that’s near Plaza del Salvador. My parents had an Antique furniture and deco shop in that area, and I used to spend a lot of time there too! I went to the street where the shop used to be, where there were a lot of traditional shops and businesses… All gone now!! More souvenir, T-shirts, and tourism related shops… Such a pity…

      • Oh no!! My Sevilla day was 18 years ago, with other young language students who I now realise are no longer as young as they will forever be in my paper photos… and definitelt no tourist shops there!! What a shame! All places are losing their “real life” features. Who even buys all that tourist crap?! 😢

        • mercedescatalan

          Uuuumm I guess Chinese tourist are the target market for all those souvenirs!! No offense to the Chinese tourist, of course, but… hehehe
          I guess all major cities are changing that way… Specially in Spain, where it’s cheap to travel. I can’t imagine any Swiss city transforming like this… But there are tourist traps here too, very expensive ones where only tourists go (I don’t think a normal Swiss paying 91 fr.- for the train ticket to Jungfraujoch, hehehe). But this is what Ryanair, Airbnb and these businesses are bringing to all cities… massive tourism. And I’m happy that this brings a source of income to many and helping the economy but…. the but is too big here! There’s one point when everywhere you go you see the same things: same souvenir shops with the same things in every city, same fast-food chains, same people just taking the mandatory selfie without having the simplest idea of what are they photographing because the important thing is to have the photo on Instagram, not taking interest on the building/monument/natural formation that’s behind them… It’s everything a bit repetitive, right?

          • Yes, and this is why I got bored of traveling and after having kids I’ve had no desire to travel. (Also climate anxiety plays a part.) All places are the same, no longer ”real life” cities…

          • I guess that’s why I prefer to spend time in the mountain or in the nature… Even if there are places that become “insta-famous”, there are still so many places where you can just enjoy the nature without thousands of people taking selfies and swarming from one place to another… (That’s why I loved Lapland so much last year!!! It was sooooo quiet, so little touristic!!)

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