Visits to the city of Seville, Spain, bracketed our year of 2016 neatly, highpoints on either end. Our first stay in January had us wowed and promising ourselves we’d plan a return to see more of the city. Our visit in December, had us feeling the same, leaving us with the anticipation of more to see when we go back. And during the year, we skirted the city several times on our way to other places in Spain. In fact, the joke seemed to be that, from Lagos, Portugal, all roads lead to Seville.
One thing we’d learned from our previous visit to Seville: a car was more hassle than it’s worth. With an historic area that’s compact and walkable as well as daily parking rates that can go upwards of €30, taking the bus was an easy decision to make.