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3 days in Seville for photographers

Two weeks ago I’ve spent three days in Sevilla and wanted to share my photo impressions from a photographer’s point of view. It’s a very photogenic city and I enjoyed being there a lot.

Seville was my first trip where I took all my three lenses with me – and I didn’t regret it! Seville is perfect for my 30mm lens with it’s cute small streets and lively atmosphere. The narrow streets also perfect for the 10-20mm wide-angle lens which enables a total different view on the city center – and especially for capturing the various palaces. The 85mm zoom lens was great for city life shots and for the city views from the top of the Giralda.

 

Royal Alcazar

This building was one of the reasons for us to go to Seville. I mean look at this architecture! It’s very interesting to see the Arabic influence in Seville, which is so omnipresent today – and mixed well with the Spanish culture to create something called Mudéjar style today,

Inside the patios and buildings, the wide-angle lens came in pretty handy!

 

The most iconic view from Alcazar – with millions of people inside! We were considering coming on Monday, where admission is free. But if you want to do great shots of the place, I’d recommend booking a ticket on another day in advance, come here and make sure to catch the minutes before one guided group is replaced by another to get a good shot an this place.

 

Royal Alcazar Seville
Royal Alcazar Seville

Tickets are at 12€ currently – which is totally worth it!

Giralda

La Giralda Seville

La Giralda was the reason number two to come here! A former mosque it is now the bell tower of the cathedral and truly a special building! I loved the square in front of the tower, as well as spotting it from all angles of the city.

 

La Giralda Seville

 

view from La Giralda Seville

The view from Giralda itself is breathtaking as well! For 9€ (or free on Mondays) you can walk up and enjoy the view. I’ve used all my lenses from here and took amazing shots of the city.

view from La Giralda Seville

 

view from La Giralda Seville

 

view from La Giralda Seville

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

This plaza was the furthest away from our airbnb, so we only came here for one afternoon. But it was worth it, because it was a beautiful place. I still prefer Mudejar style, but still I liked to take photos here.

Plaza de España

Especially this fountain was a photo highlight.

Plaza de España

 

Plaza de España

 

Plaza de España

Las setas/Metropol Parasol

Ok, I really loved these mushrooms! They look fancy from down, the view from up there is amazing, they are located in a cozy neighborhood. You won’t miss those when coming to Seville.

Metropol Parasol Seville

 

Metropol Parasol Seville

Metropol Parasol Seville

Metropol Parasol Seville

Metropol Parasol Seville

Metropol Parasol Seville

Metropol Parasol Seville

I love this shot because it looks like they’re going straight to heaven or sth like that.

Metropol Parasol Seville

Torre del Oro

„The Torre del Oro is a dodecagonal military watchtower in Seville, southern Spain. It was erected by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river“

On our first day here it was raining heavily – but we could go in for free since it was Monday.

Torre del Oro Seville

Torre del Oro Seville

Torre del Oro Seville

And on the second day, the weather was amazing so we had a great view on the other side of the river.

Guadalquivir river Seville

Guadalquivir river Seville

Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos Seville

If you are a fan of the Arabic architecture style, you’ll be very happy in the whole Andalusia, and in Seville specifically. The Casa de Pilatos was a good addition to Alcazar as it was extremely empty, equally beautiful and also, it saved us from the rain outside. This is not something you can plan as a tourist, but the rain had a good timing, so we could take some reflection shots.

Casa de Pilatos Seville

The palace gardens deserve some extra attention, too, as they are nicely preserved and smelled extremely fresh and nice (we went in beginning of April).

Casa de Pilatos Seville

In love with the tiles

Casa de Pilatos Seville

So many details! I also took close-ups with my 30mm lens – but somehow now I find the wide-angle shots more impressive.

Streets of Seville

Streets of Seville 2019

Look at those shadows!

Streets of Seville 2019

Some other fancy palace – I lost track of that at that point.

Streets of Seville 2019

The cathedral

Streets of Seville 2019

Parque de María Luisa

Streets of Seville 2019

Parque de María Luisa

Streets of Seville 2019

It was raining quite often during our short trip – but I won’t complain, the colors and reflections were amazing!

Streets of Seville 2019

Loved this quick moment in the square in front of Giralda. We were relaxing our legs and shoulders (I mean, 3 lenses per person!) – and this group was sitting there in such a funny way, I had to take a photo :)

Streets of Seville 2019

The sky, the colors, the narrow streets and Giralda  looking from behind.

Streets of Seville 2019

These colors <3

Streets of Seville 2019

In front of Giralda

Streets of Seville 2019

Sunday vibes in Seville

Streets of Seville 2019

Cozy places on Sunday

Streets of Seville 2019

 

Streets of Seville 2019

A dog scene in our street – so cute!

Streets of Seville 2019

And this was our view every day on the way to the sights – „our“ street of Seville.

Where we ate

Baba Ghanoush in Al Wadi Restaurant in Sevilla
Al Wadi restaurant in Sevilla
Dúo Tapas in Seville – this is an eggplant even though it didn't look like that.
Dúo Tapas in Seville – this is an eggplant even though it didn’t look like that.

We also had breakfast at Quilombo Bar and a very cozy and casual tapas dinner at Piola.

 

Hope you liked my small review – happy to hear about your Seville adventures and if you have any qustions.

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