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  • Writer's pictureJaaikaran Chanana

Sevilla in Summer: A Tapestry of Heat, Heritage, and Hearty Cuisine

Introduction Image: A panoramic view of Seville bathed in the warm glow of a summer sunset, the Giralda

tower standing proudly against the orange sky.


Credit: Hostel Urban Seville



As the Andalusian sun casts its golden rays upon the cobblestone streets, Seville awakens into a vibrant spectacle of culture and tradition. The summer months drape the city in a lively cloak of fervour, with each day promising an adventure in this historical Spanish gem. From the grandeur of its royal palaces to the rhythmic stamping of Flamenco, Seville in summer is an experience for the senses.


Alcázar Palace: A Royal Summer Day



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The Real Alcázar is not merely a palace but a journey through the epochs. Walking through its lush gardens in the summer is like a conversation with history, where each whispering fountain and shaded grove tells a tale of Moorish kings and Christian royalty. The sun-kissed walls reflect tales of times past, and the peacocks add a splash of living colour to the historic canvas.


Personal Anecdote:

I remember lounging by the Mercury Pond, feeling like royalty myself, the scent of orange blossoms

natural perfume. It was a day well spent, meandering through halls that echoed with the footsteps of the past.



Credit: City Sightseeing

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, stands as a monumental token of the city's faith and grandeur. Climbing the Giralda bell tower, which offers sweeping views of the city, is a must-do.The journey upwards is a spiralling affair, with each corner revealing a new vista.


Reaching the top, I was greeted by a breeze that seemed to carry the entire city's history. Below me,

sprawled in all its terrace-roofed glory, a living fresco painted with the bright hues of summer.


Flamenco: The Pulse of Andalusian Summer


Image: The passionate embrace of Flamenco dancers in a traditional ‘tablao’, their silhouettes cast in the warm, ambient lighting.



Credit: El Palacio Andaluz


A summer night in Seville is incomplete without Flamenco. The dance is not just a performance; it's the

Andalusia, expressed through powerful footwork and heartfelt song. The intimate ‘tablaos’ offer an up-close experience of this passionate art form.


I recall the fervour in the air as dancers took to the stage; their was energy infectious, their pride palpable. It an was immersive cultural bath that left me with a profound appreciation for this intricate art.


Image: Seville’s orange trees



Credit: Plantura Magazine


Summer in Seville sizzles, with temperatures often soaring. Light, breathable clothing is a must, as is a trusty sunhat and sunglasses. Siestas are a local custom for a reason; take a cue from the locals and avoid the midday sun. Instead, relish the cooler evenings when the city truly comes to life.


Culinary Delights: A Feast for the Senses


Andalusian cuisine in summer is a delightful exploration of flavors. Restaurants and tapas bars serve up seasonal dishes like 'Salmorejo' and ‘Gazpacho' – cold soups perfect for hot days. For a refreshing treat, 'Rebujito try a', sherry based cocktail.


Dining al fresco a at plaza, I savoured 'Gambas al ajillo', the local prawns cooked in garlic, and pescado Frito, a testimony to the city's culinary prowess.




Seville in summer is a canvas of experiences waiting to be painted with your own memories. From the

architectural masterpieces that whisper legends to the exuberant Flamenco that pulsates through the night, this is city a celebration of life itself.

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