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I found Sevilla a lot of fun to walk around. Many of the streets are narrow and can be confusing for sure so you have to be paying attention.
That is kind of the hard part because there is plenty of other activity going on around you.
I remember walking through Sevilla and seeing a lot of the merchants closing up for the mid afternoon siesta.
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Sevilla is very walkable
We found that the only way to explore Sevilla was to walk!!!
Especially if you want to roam around the Barrio Santa Cruz and the Judería, the old Jewish quarter, it is a MUST to walk! Okay, oftentimes we had to hide away from those cars that somehow managed to pass those streets without scratching the walls, but basically walking is the thing to do!
Just be sure to wear good walking shoes - otherwise you will regret it!!! The cobble stone pavements are difficult to walk!
Sevilla on foot
You'll find yourself using your two feet to move yourself around. Specially now that the centre has almost become completely car-free (not even taxis can go into the central perimeter). By foot is by far the best way to move around.
The new tram is supposed to start operating in April (before the elections!!), and that should ease the distances (even though everything's quite close, it's not very funny when you start having aching feet and you find yourself at the other end of town!).
Otherwise, taxi rides in the city are not more than 4-5 eur (even from Sta Justa train station to the centre is around Eur 4.50).
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The city center of Seville is not very large and it is easy to walk to all the touristspots. As this map, in tiles from the Plaza de Espagna, shows.
And it is absolutely a must to walk through the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz district. Just to absorbe the magical atmosphere. These streets are so narrow most of them are pedestrian area only.
Walk around town
Walking is probably the best way to explore Sevilla. I walked most of the time, and though some parts of the city (especially the Barrio Santa Cruz) are a total maze, I enjoyed getting to know the city this way.
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Park the car
I drove to Sevilla from Marbella, which took a bit over 3 hours. The drive is very scenic and on two-way highway. About 1/2 before you arrive into Sevilla the highway gets wider and you get the feeling you are approaching a city.
I would suggest doing what I did as soon as I arrived at my hotel. Park the car for your stay in Sevilla. The best way to experience the city is by foot. The city is fairly compact and has many pedestrian streets. I didn't even have the need to take a taxi. That might have been different had I visited during the hot summer months.
If you drive to Sevilla, make sure your hotel offers parking.
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People in Seville walk most of them time - possibly because of their leisure life style, plus the narrow and complicated small streets!
Bring along with you a pair of nice sneaker, and enjoy the details of every street you are in! (But re careful not to get loss!)
GETTING TO KNOW SEVLLA
THE BEST WAY TO SEE SEVILLA IS IN MY OPINION ON FOOT. JUST EXPLORE THE STREETS WITH A DECENT STREET MAP.
IT IS EASY TO LOSE YOUR WAY BUT YOU ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING OF INTEREST SO IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
You can arrive by plane, there...
You can arrive by plane, there is an airport and it is not usually collapsed. You can also arrive in train, there is a high-speed connection (AVE) to Madrid and it goes by Córdoba. If you come in car, there are railcars and freeways that connect all Andalusia with the rest of Spain.
The best way to move for Seville is on foot and to enjoy the landscape and of its streets and squares. But it is very typical the walk in car of horses. It is relaxing and you can take the sun while they explain to you the most excellent in the city. There are rates approved by the city council.
I took a morning train from...
I took a morning train from Granada to Sevilla. The one way ticket cost me 2,665 pesetas (about $16 american). It's a picturesque 3 hour ride.
Sevilla is bigger than it looks. Getting around the city will be exhausting on foot (I should know, that is how I did a lot of it). If you are staying in the city center, most things will be in the area, but if you are staying on the outskirts of the city, be prepared to pay for a lot of taxi rides.
Walking is probably it. The...
Walking is probably it. The downtown and the old part of town are not very large, and you could easily walk around it on foot. We also used some taxis with much better results than in Madrid (it seems that there's just less traffic).
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