Tasting Spain with Spain Inside & SmartFlyer


Written by: Brunilda DeJesus, Director of Marketing & Sales

Spain has always been my favorite country for a variety of reasons. As my “second home”, I was excited to host a great small group of SmartFlyer travel advisors alongside our DMC partner, Spain Inside. We kicked the trip off in Malaga, one of the trendiest small cities in Andalucía, and found it as relaxed and inviting as ever.

After a few relaxing days in Marbella, it was time to take in some experiences, so we headed slightly north-west to the capital city of Andalucía, Seville.

Upon arrival, it was time to kick back, take in the amazing view of Seville and her Cathedral from a rooftop with a glass in hand. The next day would be a full day of experiences.

The first stop was the Alcazar, was originally built in the 8th century and later expanded various times between the 12th and 14th centuries. This fortress was also used as a royal palace by the Christian monarch’s 13th century and has been the official residence of the Spanish monarchs since the 16th century.

Photo credit: S2 Photography

Traveling with an expert private guide is always key to gaining a true picture of the importance of the structure as well as the purpose of design, function in its original state and how it is enjoyed by royals as well as locals today.

Afterwards, a nice stroll provided a perfect backdrop to the city’s vibe. Relaxed, inviting, and full of opportunities to take another “Instagram worthy” shot of sunny Seville!

Photo credit: S2 Photography

Seville, the capital city of Andalucía, is home to a stunning historic center that is perfect for a day of exploration. Tourists and locals alike are welcome to wander through the winding streets, marvel at the stunning architecture, and stop at local cafes and shops along the way. As you explore, you’ll likely meet other travelers and locals who are also enjoying the beauty of Seville.

Photo credit: S2 Photography

No visit to Seville is complete without a little fun with friends. Heading towards Maria Luisa Park by carriage is always worth a smile! Carriage rides are a great way to see Seville in style. They’re also a lot of fun, and they’re a great way to create lasting memories of your trip to Spain.

Photo credit: S2 Photography

Experiences in Seville continue with a private cooking class with Chef Amelia. There are many different cooking schools in Seville that offer classes, however, only one has Chef Amelia.

Chef Amelia is a native of Seville and has been teaching cooking classes for over 20 years. She is a passionate and knowledgeable chef who loves sharing her love of food with others. These classes are a great way to learn about the city’s cuisine and culture while enjoying a few laughs in the process because learning can be and should be fun!

Photo credit: S2 Photography

We could not leave Seville without taking a close look at the art of Flamenco!

Flamenco is a traditional Spanish dance that originated in Andalucía, and taking a flamenco class is a great way to learn a new skill and connect with locals. Today we learned the basics of footwork, arm movements, and posture that make up this passionate dance. None of us came out ready for the stage but we did have a blast while gaining a new appreciation for the art.

Photo credit: S2 Photography

A trip to Andalucía offers endless opportunities for creating friendships through great experiences. Whether you’re taking a flamenco class, exploring Seville’s historic center, going on a tapas crawl, or relaxing on the beach in Malaga, you’re sure to meet new people and make lasting connections. So, grab your friends and start planning your fun trip to Andalucía today!

Passages of Distinction’s partner DMC, Spain Inside, is waiting to help you create something extra special for your clients.