Seville - Romantic Seville: Love Stories and Passionate Tales

Romantic Seville: Love Stories and Passionate Tales

(12 reviews)
Santa Cruz, Seville, Spain
40 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Orange blossom and jasmine flower perfume the air of the secluded little square, quiet and peaceful like a hidden valley. There, where lovers meet, under the mantle of the night, hiding from watchful eyes and insidious rumours, we start our journey... Sensual, mysterious and exotic, Seville has inflamed the imagination of the world for centuries. A city made for love, brimming with passion, home to many tragic tales of death and romance. Join your local guide and historian Nicolás in this tour into the history and legend of Seville's most famous lovers: María de Padilla, mistress of king Peter the Cruel, who became a goddess Brazil's syncretic religion Candomblé; Don Juan, liar and gambler, lover and killer, rebel and martyr; Carmen, one of the most powerful erotic myths in European culture, the original femme fatale. Discover the charm and mystery of Santa Cruz, followed by the magnificence of the Fabrica de Tabacos (setting for the opera Carmen) in this unique trip full of love, longing and desire...


Meet your local guide

Nicolas

In Seville was he born, a pleasant city, Famous for oranges and women—he Who has not seen it will be much to pity, So says the proverb—and I quite agree Well pity no more, for Nicolas is here to show the wonders of Seville. Like Byron’s Don Juan, he was born and raised by the mighty Guadalquivir, under the shadow of the Giralda. A life-long lover of old books and obscure maps, he traveled the world from Lisbon to Philippines in his younger years, studying the history of the Spanish empire in the Pacific Ocean. He then came back home to sunny Seville and took up the ancient art of story-telling, entertaining travelers from all around the world with tales about poet-kings and honey thieves, orange trees and Manila shawls, lost libraries and wayward nuns. Join him as he guides you through the narrow streets of Seville’s Old Quarter and discover the light and music of this unforgettable city!

Nicolas has been guiding since Jun 2018


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Seville with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Seville. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

BECCA (from Bronx, NY) L.

19 April 2021

Thank you for your tour. Totally enjoyed it. I'm posting the postcard of the plaza de Las Cruces on the Facebook wall.

Genia L.

18 April 2021

Nice to hear personal stories of growing up in Seville along with history and opera connections!

Patricia J.

18 April 2021

Nicolas is really knowledgeable and well-spoken. His tour was interesting and his stories and anecdotes brought to life the history of this part of Seville . I look forward to joining more tours led by Nicolas.

Sandy S.

18 April 2021

Very knowledgeable and quick to point out all the significant historic points of interest. He was quick to accommodate requests and answer questions! Will come again to another of his tours!

Darla R.

10 April 2021

Great tour ... well done, thanks so much!!


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