Hotel Palacio de Villapanes is an 18th century palace. The location is superb, the service impeccable, the rooms spacious and nicely decorated. Breakfast was one of the best I had in my life. The choice and quality were exceptional. The buffet was literally 2-piece, hot food varied from day to day. We were even offered to order in the kitchen what we wanted provided that the chef has the ingredients. The breakfast was pure excellence.
We left the hotel to walk in the old town. It should be noted that in Spain the shops close between 14h and 17h30. So, only at the end of the afternoon, the city came back to life. We finally had dinner at Sahumo restaurant where I was able to taste a succulent Iberian pork at ras el hanout. Special shout out to our waitress who made the effort to speak to us in French.
When you go to Seville, it is a must to visit the Alcazar. An hour in the morning to get in but it's worth it. We walked in the sumptuous gardens that have served as decor for Dorne in Game of Thrones. We went around in 2 hours without a guided tour. To really see everything, in my opinion, it takes 3 good hours.
Seville also hosts the Spanish Steps that served as a backdrop for Naboo in Star Wars.
We had a delicious dinner at our hotel the second night in Seville. Special shout out to my starter of turkey salad, citrus and pan-fried foie gras.
Grenada is totally different. It is a big modern city in the valley and the old city extends on the heights. I loved their famous glass rhombus lanterns that are used to light the streets, but I was disappointed not to find any craftsman who made them.
We strongly recommend the Mirador San Nicolas to have a great view of the Alhambra, especially if, like us, you could not get a ticket to get there.