We arrive in Sevilla in our own characteristic style – late at night, just in time for an evening kebab. When we leave the bar and start going towards Parque de Alamillo to find a good spot for a wild camping I find 10 euro on the street, so luck must be on our side. Partly, because on the other side of Canal de Alfonso XIII we cannot find any good spot for the tent. Luckily we have a plan B – Feeling Sevilla Hostel, that was recommended by Lorenzo. I must admit it is worth recommending further for all travellers going to this city. Though on the official website it states 10 euro per night (which is still a good price for Spain), we manage to get places in October for 7 euro with breakfast included. Definitely the cheapest hostel ever, even counting in the Eastern Europe. Big bathrooms and enormous common area… but that’s not a place to talk about Real Estate.
Or is it? We compensate ourselves for not seeing Alhambra in Granada with free entrance to Alcazar palace – gardens and part of the undergrounds.
While eating baked castanas we go through the center. The weather is quite bad – cloudy with short periods of rain – Sevilla in October. Maybe because of that, or maybe because lame research we’ve done before the trip, we miss visiting Plaza de Espana, which I can’t let go now. The square that served for some of scenes from Star Wars – how awesome is that? Ah, next time.
But the main point of interest is flamenco, which has partly grown up right from this city. We look for something “authentic”, so because of recommendation (from somebody on Couchsurfing, I think) we get to La Carboneria. Although it is also recommended by all-ruining Lonely Planet and slowly filling with foreign tourists, it makes a positive impression on us with it’s low metal ceiling with slowly turning fans. But show itself, performed by the trio visible on the main photograph of this text, just blows our minds.
Maybe it was the weather, maybe exhaustion of the whole long trip, or maybe the not visited Plaza de Espana (I cannot let it go!), but Sevilla doesn’t impress us that much itself.
We spend one more night in the city, and for the last days we want to breathe with something lighter.