Spanish travel guide - Stripped Back Travel


Plaza Santa Isabel – Hidden corners of Sevilla

How to best enjoy a romantic and clichéd afternoon in the charming Plaza Santa Isabel:

1. Read a tattered copy of a Hemingway under the speckled shade of the springtime leaves. Contemplate the beauty of life.

Escape the tourist hoards and wander over through the quaint residential district of San Marcos for a peaceful afternoon chilling out.

2. Go on a picnic. Pack (in an old wicker hamper); Authentic Spanish cava, a hunk of freshly made baguette, some manchego wrapped in an old piece of cloth, half a length of bellota chorizo and a pot of green olives.

3. Practice flamenco guitar.

4. Chase the pigeons, flick water at your lover from the fountain, and then skip through the courtyard on your way to the city centre.

5. Lie down on one of the benches, put your hat over your face and nap under the delicious Andalusian sunshine.

This is the kind of square that Santa Isabel is. It feels like it hasn’t changed for hundreds of years; the pigeons and doves have been cooing each other since time began and the fountain has gurgled on oblivious to the outside world.

Escape the tourist hoards and wander over through the quaint residential district of San Marcos for a peaceful afternoon chilling out.

SBT says dine on: Picnics.

SBT says wine on: Cava.

Come here if: You love peace and quiet
Don’t come here if: You’re looking to party
When? Whenever Where? Plaza Santa Isabel, 41003 Sevilla


 


Tags:


Stripped Back Travel

Spanish travel guide - Stripped Back Travel

Stripped Back An online travel guide with the superfluous stripped back.



Back to Top ↑