For the final installment of our trip through Spain I am taking you to my favorite destination: The Alcázar of Seville.
I knew as soon as I stepped out of the train station in Seville that this city was going to be one of my favorites, and it was the Alcázar of Seville that sealed the deal. We arrived in Seville right at siesta. Because of the intense heat Seville takes siesta very seriously. Shops will start to close as early as 3 pm and do not reopen until 7. At times this was frustrating, but you just have to roll with it. Since many of the shops and restaurants were closing down we took this time explore the city by foot. We walked around both the Alcázar and the Cathedral before stopping for a beverage.
In order to avoid a massive line and afternoon heat we reserved our tickets ahead for 10 am the following morning. I knew the Alcázar was going to be beautiful, but it really took my breath away. We spent the entire morning exploring the many rooms and expansive gardens of the palace. The Palace was started by Moorish Mulism kings and continued to expand until 19th century. You can see the change in architecture throughout the property.
I wore this shirtdress and sunhat many times over our trip. Both were lightweight and kept me cool in the hot afternoon sun. Paired with my trusty Cuyana tote I was ready for a day of exploration at the Alcázar of Seville.