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SEVILLE, SPAIN BY ALMUDENA TIRADO

ALMUDENA SEVILLE

Almudena embodies the joy of life, a breath of fresh air and nature that freshen us in our dear city of Paris. Expatriated in France for a few years now, she’s a successful press agent. But when you have spanish blood running through your veins, it is difficult to do without your native soil, she’s going back there as soon as she can and today, talks about her dream day.

Hello Sweetheart !

It is a typical expression that you can hear every day in Sevilla. Sevilla is my hometown, that is what we like the most there: kindness, always a smiling face. I also miss the sun very much.

My day always starts with a good breakfast : coffee with milk and toasts with serrano ham, olive oil and tomatoe.

I take my breakfast in the courtyard, a typical Andalusian garden with arabic references, my garden smells of carnations, mint and jasmine.

My house is in Utera, a village 23km away from Sevilla. Utera is full of magic, a reference in flamenco, that is where the famous flamanco dancers, Fernarda y Bernarda were born.

It takes 20 minutes on the train to get to Sevilla . From the station I walk to town, it is the most beautiful walk in the world because Sevilla has a special colour. You can happen across sellers in the Plaza de España gardens, where there are big trees and where a smell of orange blossom floats in the air.

I then go towards the river, on the left, leaving the Golden Tower and La Giralda behind. It is where you can find the most famous buildings of Sevilla. La Real Mestranza is my first stop :a tavern from the beginning of the century « la taverna de Alvaro Perejil ». A small authentic place that thrills you with its famous orange wine and its « montaditos » small sandwiches with ham, cheese and gaspacho.

I carry on accross the orange trees courtyard all the way to Sevilla cathedral, built in the 16th century, it is very impressive. I like to watch the sun slowly setting on the cathedral.

I am in the Saint Eloi courtyard, a tapas bar renowned in Sevilla for its beer and typical sandwich «  el serranito » : pepper, omelet, ham and meat : a pure madness !

My way back is the same routine, I watch dusk falling on Sevilla, it’s a pure beauty, the yellow colour wraps up around the town, the air and the streets of Azahar are full of jasmine scent.

When I am back in Utera, I stop at «  el callejon del nino perdido » in town, the restaurant « Besana » has been appointed this year best tapas bar in Spain. The restaurant won the award thanks to the mixture of typical andalousian food and a touch of gastronomy.

Followed by a few cocktails in Utera city center, it is simply my perfect 24h in Sevilla.

TABERNA ALVARO PEREJIL
Calle Mateos Gago, 22,
41004 Sevilla, España

EL COSTURERO DE LA REINA
Paseo de las Delicias, 9,
41012 Sevilla, España

EL PATIO DE LA SAN ELOY
Calle San Eloy, 9,
41001 Sevilla, España

CASA PILATOS
Plaza de Pilatos, 1,
41003 Sevilla, Espana

BESANA TAPAS
Calle Niño Perdido, 1,
41710 Utrera, Sevilla, España

BAR LATINO
Calle Alcalde Vicente Giráldez, 8,
41710 Utrera, Sevilla, España

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