When talking about Spain, I always say that it’s one of my favorite countries in Europe, and the fact that it’s the third most visited country in the world I think that speaks for itself.

If going to the beach is your thing, you can take a swim in the Mediterranean shores; if you’re into culture, Barcelona has a lot of it and much more to offer; if you’re up for a challenge, the Way of Saint James in Galicia is your place to be. And I haven’t even mentioned Andalucía: the Arabic influence on the region makes of it quite a picturesque

I really liked Granada: the mountains that surround it and the vast amount of college opportunities wind up turning it into an excellent place for students to go to. It has a great youth vibe! However, I believe that it’s Sevilla who deserves a separate chapter.

The city is crossed over by the Guadalquivir river, making of it a beautiful place for strolling and eating. The historic city brings me my great grandmother back, she was Spanish and played the castañuelas, and my friend, if you like flamenco, this is the place to be. Sevilla’s Plaza de España is one of the places that blew me away: it’s the biggest building of the Andalusian regionalist architecture. In it, every Spanish province is depicted in tile. One of the “musts” of this town is going “de tapas” to the Triana neighborhood. People are usually very kind and it even has its cool modern zone, filled with big trademark shops.

With its 700,000 inhabitants, Sevilla stands in the fourth position of the most populated cities in Spain.

Sevilla’s Gothic Cathedral is the biggest of that style in the world, which makes it one of its touristic landmarks. Its bell tower is called “La Giralda” and it’s the most representative tower of the city: it’s 341 feet tall and has 35 ramps.