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Andalucía City Highlights

A beautiful trip around Andalucía, exploring the main city of Sevilla and the coastal city Cadiz.

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EuropeSpain4 days / October 2021

Highs & Lows

Sea swimming!

October is still very hot in Seville….which I was not expecting

Itinerary Overview

Travelled with four friends in each place and enjoyed two glorious days in each city. Started by flying into Sevilla, then from there the train down to Cadiz. If you have not used BlaBla car before, travelling round Spain the app is a must. The app allows you to see who, where and when people are driving and provides you the opportunity to ride share. This massively helps to save money on transport costs and sometimes you meet some super interesting people and get recommendations for the city you are heading to! Normally there are lots of people driving Seville to Cadiz!
 

The purpose of the trip for me was to have a great time with great company. I did not stress about ticking off all of the tourists attractions, we focussed on having a balance of sight seeing, relaxing and eating and drinking well! I think that it was a great time of year to visit as it was still hot weather but peak tourist season had ended. Make sure you pack sun cream and summer clothes. 

  • 2 Nights: Seville
  • 2 Nights: Cádiz
    beach beach beach

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    More time in both places just to explore the little cafes and wander around.

  • How was the food?

    Duo tapas for dinner in Sevilla, and Uno deliciosas for lunch in Sevilla if you love Spanish tortilla. If you are looking for something fancy there is the Hotel Alfonso next to the old tabaco factory (which is now the university) in Sevilla and all the celebrities stay there so maybe treat yourself to a cocktail or cheese board there!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Book your trains in advance in Spain!

  • Packing tips?

    Cadiz can get freezing at night and has a harsh wind, however Sevilla stays hot so pack layers.

  • Transportation Tips?

    BlaBla car!! But be safe! Check reviews and always go with a verified driver.

  • Booking details?

    I used HostelWorld to book but I think it is often cheaper to book via the Hostel directly and both we stayed can be booked directly.

Lodging

  • Hostel One Catedral - great hostel, really beautiful interiors, spacious bathrooms and excellent rooftop. The atmosphere was lovely and people were generally very social. There were lots of group activities which you could optionally join too! It is based very much in the old Jewish quarter of the city which has become very touristy so restaurants and shops in the surrounding streets are more expensive and sometimes not as good quality as the rest of the city.

  • Casa Caracol. I have stayed in many hostels in my life (I estimate around 60) and this has to be one of the most relaxed and homey I have been too. The hostel is big but it feels small and intimate. There is family breakfast of pancakes in the morning as well as rooftop yoga.