Have You Ever Been to Sevilla or Spain?


#1

Just curious how many folks have actually been to Sevilla. If you have, why did you go and what was your favorite memory and place you visited?


#2

Not been yet. However, going for first time next year in may. Going to soceidad at home game. Will look forward to visiting different places and experiencing the culture!

Plus will probably go again in future, after my first visit, very excited, to be apart of the atmosphere in sevilla and in the Sanchez pizjuan on match day!


#3

I been to Mallorca, Tenerife and Lanzarote though! Nice places, enjoyed the resorts, apartments, bars, coast and places to visit and eat. Really enjoyed my times there.

Can’t wait to try out sevilla next for a tour around and also for the footy!


#4

I was in Barcelona in 2012 with my University Futsal team. Short trip though, only 3 days, but enjoyed the exotic city a lot. Will be looking forward to go to Sevilla sometime around next year, not sure if will be able to catch this season.

The dream remains, the beautiful city of Sevilla and RSP!


#5

Spent a month there in high school in the spring of 2006. Went back last year for the first time since then.

Have been to Spain three or four times in that period. Sevilla is obviously my favorite, but Granada is great. Toledo is cool for a day trip. Barca is nice but there’s a crapload of tourists. Madrid has plenty to do. Malaga was beautiful but full of British and German people.


#6

So I’ve been to Sevilla four times. The first time was in 2002 for a wedding. Then again in 2010 I think for another wedding, for a family reunion in 2013 and then again in 2015 while in Barcelona for business.

I fell in love with the city immediately and enjoy going back as much as I possibly can with hopes to retire there when the time comes. I’ve only been to 2 games at the RSP. I didn’t know what futbol was in 2002 so I didn’t go that year. I’ve been every time since except for 2015; caught them on a break.

RSP is awesome, but the city…the city is magical. The people are magical, the food is spectacular and the architecture, history and culture are top notch. I’ve enjoyed other cities and towns throughout Spain (minus the Basque country and Galicia, haven’t made it up there yet) and nothing compares to Sevilla.


#7

You said it best Chris. Save me a spot in your retirement home (maybe a Monchi’s men senior co-op? lol). I studied abroad in Sevilla in 2006 during college and have been back three times and one feria since then. Despite our obvious bias, I can say that it’s the prettiest of many cities I’ve visited in Europe and I think about moving back there all the time because it’s hard to compete with it’s charm and incredibly cheap Cruzcampo beer. I actually am lucky enough to have an uncle in the city who left Nicaragua years ago to become a doctor in Spain, so I was only given one option for which team to support and I can’t thank him enough for convincing/forcing me to choose the Sevillista life!


#8

I’m originally from England and it’s only a 2-3hr flight to Spain so in the past we spent quite a few of our holidays there and grew to love the country.
I was lucky enough to retire at a relatively young age and we decided to move over on a more permanent basis, in 2005 we bought a house in a small quiet town in the province of Sevilla around 1hrs drive from the city and spend September through to the end of May there, returning to England to escape the frying temp of Sevilla every July/August.

I’ve always been a football fan and have followed Sheffield United through many more downs than ups all my life so on moving here I had the choice of supporting Sevilla or Betis. Due to there being a Sevilla fc peña based in a bar at the end of our street I chose Sevilla and started going to a few games, the few became more and more so this year I decided to buy a season ticket.

The atmosphere in the Sanchez pizjuan is something special, I’ve visited a number of stadiums in Spain including the Camp Nou and in my opinion nothing comes close.

I would urge all of you on here who have never experienced it to do all you can to visit this wonderful city of Sevilla and if possible take in a game, you won’t regret it.

As a footnote My birth city of Sheffield is also the place where football was born in 1857 and the first ever football club in the world is still going strong. Take a look if you’re interested in reading on how this game we all love started.

http://www.sheffieldfc.com/


#9

Well Brian, I came to Sevilla in 2003 and immediately decided to stay, What more can I say.

Also originate from Sheffield area, though I’ve lived in South Africa too.

You’ll probably know that the Bilbao kit was based on Sheffield United while the Recreativo, and Deportivo kits, were based on the blue and white of Sheffield Wednesday. I’ve been to the major stadiums in Spain and it’s true that nothing is close to RSP for general atmosphere. I also make a habit of visiting famous stadiums like the Maracana in Rio (I’ve got an unbelievable video of a game there, with 120,000 in the stadium) and la Bombonera of Boca Juniors, and now we normally travel with a Sevilla scarf and take it out for a photo in front of the famous stadiums. There a lot’s of grreat cities in Spain though, Cordoba, Merida, Caceres, Toledo, Segovia to name a few.


#10

What a small world Tim. Will you be watching the best derby in England on Sunday?
We have made a point of staying in different places in Spain on every trip back to the UK, I agree on the ones you mention being worth a visit. I would also recommend Granada Ávila, Santiago, pontevedra and pamplona as a few more places worth seeing.


#11

Haven’t been in Seville, but I’m planning to visit next March. Any suggestions? Also i it easy to find tickets for Sevilla games?


#12

You can usually buy tickets easily on line from the Sevilla fc official site http://www.sevillafc.es/ ( If your Spanish is not up to it there is the option of choosing the English version once you are on there) Then you just click on “tickets” or “Entradas” choose your game/seat and put in your details.The tickets normally go on sale around a week before the game. You then have the option of receiving the tickets by e-mail to print off or you can pick them up at the ticket office in person on match day. Or simply turn up at the ticket office and buy on the day. However to be more sure of getting one the on-line option is better especially for the more popular games against the bigger teams.

I can recommend a couple of hotels very close to the stadium if you need any further info just ask. I’ll be happy to help with public transport links etc.


#13

First went to Sevilla in 2010 for only a short stay of two nights on my first european journey (coming from Australia) followed it up by 8 nights in 2011 and recently went back at the end of 2016 for four more nights.

Seen four games at the RSP now and also seen Sevilla play Real Madrid at the Bernabau. Also seen atletico play a couple times at the Vicente Calderon.

The people, atmosphere of the city and food are incredible. The architecture is amazing and is simply the most stunning atmospheric and memorable city I have visited in my list of almost 40 countries travelled.

Other cities in Spain I have been to include, Granada (amazing also been twice), Cadiz, Malaga, Salamanca, Madrid (three times also), Barcelona, Segovia (also a beautiful town and visited twice), San Sebastian and Tenerife and Lanzarote (The Canary Islands)