Off Piste in Seville, a 2000 year old Andalusian city.
Living on an island, even as beautiful as Mallorca, can at times seem a little claustrophobic with that ‘stuck on an island’ feeling. Consequently the need to get away to the mainland for a few days can be quite a temptation.
At the moment it is possible to fly direct to twelve Spanish mainland destinations from Mallorca. The Palma Airport website offers the following: Alicante, Almería, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, Madrid, Malaga, Santiago, Seville, Valencia & Zaragoza. Obviously you can jump on a ferry, but who wants to waste all that time if you are talking about taking a short break!
“The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.” – Christopher Columbus
After a little research online an offer of two return tickets with Ryanair to Seville for €88.04 seemed too tempting to miss. So, last week just after Easter, we headed to Palma Airport for our flight and even though we got lucky old gate 99, a route march from the main departure hall, we left on time for our scheduled one hour forty minute flight and actually arrived one hour and fifteen minutes later!
Worth adding that Ryanair seem to have improved quite a bit recently, reinforcing their CEO’s comment that “if I had known being nicer to our customers was going to work so well I would have done it years ago”. Well done Michael, you may have got something there!
Post quick note: On arrival at Seville airport you will need to either take the airport bus, takes about 35 minutes and costs €4.00 or take a taxi, takes about 15 minutes and the flat fare is €22.20 from 07:00 to 21:00, Monday to Friday. For more information like this take a look at the Seville Airport website.
Finally, as those who follow Mallorca Reflections will already know, we are keen supporters of other bloggers and writers so we will leave it to the local experts to provide the real inside information on the very attractive city of Seville.
Make sure you check out all of these great blogs and websites before you book your flight or even if you just want to know more about the city of Seville: Andalusia Diary, Azahar Sevilla, I know a little place in Seville, Scribbler in Seville & Sunshine & Siestas.