I would never normally begin a post by attempting to turn readers away, however today I direct a request to my friend Lindsay and tell her to skedaddle and avert her eyes from the contents of this post.
You see for Lindsay’s hen party we’re off to Seville for three days. A long weekend soaking up the sights, sipping sangria and enjoying the final days of her singledom.
A few of the threads on the TripAdvisor forum suggest Seville isn’t a place for hen do. I believe this is precisely the reason the bride-to-be selected it for her bachelorette party location. The hen will be joined by her sister and five close friends (including yours truly) and we are all keen to give her a stylish, civilised(!) yet hugely fun send-off in to married life. Lindsay’s sister and bridesmaid Victoria is chief organiser and would welcome your thoughts on places to go and things to do in the Spanish city.
We had originally attempted to go away over Semana Santa de Sevilla, Seville’s Holy Week however we found accommodation was triple the price. The atmosphere is meant to be incredible with crowds lining the streets to watch processions of floats and religious sculptures pass through. We also tried to find an apartment for the period over the Feria de Abril (April Fair), which follows two weeks later but again found they were pricey. Instead we’ll be visiting in mid April. Our accommodation is central so will be a great base to explore the city famed for flamenco, oranges and tapas.
One of our party, Melissa has visited Seville before and has already suggested some marvellous places to add to the itinerary.
Alameda de Hércules
A vast open space filled with terraces, bars, and late night drinking spots. We’ve heard this is the place for low priced tapas and drinks.
ConTenedor, Calle San Luis 50,
Allegedly serving the best meal in Seville, ConTendor is a funky tapas restaurant which is popular with locals rather than tourists. Melissa is keen to go back and order the duck as apparently it was exquisite.
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla
Renowned for being one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain, this moorish fort is on my must-visit list. I’m hoping the rest of the hen party agree.
Plaza de España and Parque de María Luisa
The Plaza de España is a plaza located in the Parque de María Luisa. The park itself is filled with fountains, pools and statues and is apparently great for hiring bikes if we’re feeling hangover free. The huge plaza inside (the size of five football pitches!) is home to two spectacular renaissance revival towers and a bordering lake.
Victoria and the rest of the brood would love to hear your suggestions for places to visit, bars to drink in and restaurants to eat in. Thanks in advance for the recommendations. Oh and Lindsay if you are reading this you really are a devil.