Seville by the book

Forget about brushing up on your Spanish before heading to Seville, because the version they speak there is nothing like anything you’ll learn at your local evening class.

The language of Seville is all about looking beautiful, catching your eye and opening up the crowd to all new-comers. The people are very friendly and love to welcome strangers. You may not make new friends for life, but you’ll never spend a night alone as long as you’re in Seville.

After a quick Ryanair hop to Malaga, you’ll be in the heart of it all within a short bus ride.

Make your way straight to the Museo del Baile Flamenco on Calle de Manuel Rojas Marcos, that’s the Flamenco Museum to you. This will get you right into the Andalusian mood, but be warned, don’t touch the dancers, her Gypsy boyfriend will slit your throat in the middle of the night!

Then you could do all the religious pit-stops, Catedral de Santa María de la Sede and such, but better still for a bit of Catholic gore, get down to the basement of the Museo Lara and the ‘Inquisition and Witchcraft’ section. Instruments of torture with graphic details of how they were applied – perfect just before you go dancing in your heels!

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