11 Best Quotes on Seville to Inspire a Visit

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11 Best Quotes on Seville to Inspire a Visit

Best quotes on Seville last updated on August 26, 2022

As a lover of anecdotes, quotes or sayings, I looked up quotes on Seville after falling in love with the city during my trip last November. There are so many reasons to fall in love with the ravishingly beautiful Andalusian capital city. That blue in the blue skies, skin warming sunshine in autumn, tapas bars, vinos, vibrancy of colours and rhythm along with a rich history that bleed through every street and building in this amazingly delightful Spanish city. Seville is a city I urge you to visit and the Andalusian sparkle is kinda something you need to get there to experience it yourself.

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In the meantime, one can learn quite a lot from anecdotes, quotes and sayings voiced by famous people as well. I share the best 11 quotes on Seville which may inspire you to pack your bags to visit this Andalusian capital or use them as captions for Instagram to accompany your photos.

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11 Best Quotes on Seville

Let us begin with the man himself, Christopher Columbus, the (controversial) Explorer of the New World who sailed his voyages in the name of Spain and Queen Isabella.

1 | “The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it” — Christopher Columbus

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I couldn’t agree more with the easy description of Sevillanos by Paz Vega, a Spanish actress who was born in Seville. Her father was a bullfighter.

2 | “People in Seville are very happy, the lifestyle here is very relaxed, you can walk everywhere; it’s very easy.” — Paz Vega

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3 | “Seville is a tower full of fine archers…. Under the arch of the sky, across the clear plain, she shoots the constant arrow of her river” — Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca was an important Spanish poet, playwright as well as a theatre director in the 20th century.

4 | “A man of Seville is shaved by the Barber of Seville if and only if the man does not shave himself. Does the barber shave himself?” — Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and Ardsalla was a British philosopher, best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy

5 | “Bullfighters are Seville’s heroes” — Paz Vega

6 | “I visited Eduardo Miura’s ranch in Seville where he raised bulls for bullfighting, and I was so impressed that by the time I got home I had already selected my future emblem.” — Ferruccio Lamborghini

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7 | “To be here, is a dream come true. A dream is something that you set for yourself, not what other people set for you. When I qualified in Seville I burst into tears. I couldn’t believe that I was going to the Olympic Games” — Natalie du Toit

8 | “A typical Seville shop reaches far along the street front, with many open doors, and a counter running the full length. Here ladies sit in pairs and groups, never singly, to cheapen fans and mantillas, while the smiling salesmen, cigarette in hand, shrug and gesticulate and give back banter for banter as gayly as if it were all a holiday frolic” — Katharine Lee Bates.

9 | “City of Gold. City of Water. City of Faiths. “ Quien no ha visto Sevilla,” runs a saying,” no ha visto maravilla “
Laurence Bergreen, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

A good read if you are into history

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10 | “Seville never had a rich chess tradition. Valencia is entirely different, it is enough to say that one of the city squares is named after me.” — Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov has achieved more than 160 first-places, on of the best tournament record in chess history.

finally … quotes on Seville

Finally, I leave you with one of the most powerful ambition of the church elders of Seville Cathedral back in the 16th century, along with words of Henry Longfellow.

11 | “Let us build such a church, that those who come after us shall take us for madmen,”

said the old canon of Seville, when the great cathedral was planned.

Perhaps through every mind passes some such thought, when it first entertains the design of a great and seemingly impossible action, the end of which it dimly foresees. This divine madness enters more or less into all our noblest undertakings.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Travel Stories on Seville

Read some of my travel stories to know more about this lovely city that will slowly grow on you:

1 | The Real Alcázar of Seville | A Guide to the BEST 22 Unmissable Highlights in the Alcázar Complex

2 | The Giralda Tower in Seville | 5 master features across civilisations to look out for

3 | The Enchanting Mercury Pond at Royal Alcazar | Seville

4 | The rich Gothic Palace at Royal Alcazar of Seville

5 | Metropol Parasol | A Gigantic Cosy Oasis

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Have a splendid time in Seville, xoxo

Seville Spain 37.3891° N, 5.9845° W
Seville Spain
37.3891° N, 5.9845° W


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Georgina is a travel writer and a content creator. An escapist, she seeks stories, off-beat things to do, and adores the beauty of culture while embracing comfort and slow travel as a responsible traveller in the off-season. Georgina has lived in 3 continents, visited 30+ countries and strives to share her travel steps, passion, and experienced tips to inspire her readers to explore for themselves. Georgina enjoys venturing solo, takes pleasure in listening to classical, country & jazz, and delights in spending joyous time with A & M, her two adult children.