Andalucia

Sevilla

Having walked about 150 klms from Cádiz Jerez Sevilla, we took a week off in Sevilla.

Sevilla – flamenco, bull fights and happy Sevillanos – a place that you could easily forget to leave.

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World's largest Cathedral (C16th) & Giralda, former minaret of the mosque

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A Cathedral door - Arabic flanked by Disciples and topped with a Bible scene

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Bridge (1845) across the Guadalquivir River to Triana, the old Gypsy quarter

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Torre de Oro (Golden Tower) - a Muslim watchtower built to guard the River

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Plaza de Toros (Bullring) construction started 1749

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Sevilla street, early

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Plaza España, built for 1929 Expo

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Our nearest and favorite bar, always packed, always messy

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Azulejos, tiled pictures, are everywhere - telling the stories of Sevilla

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Flamenco in Azulejos

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We were lucky enough to get a front row seat

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You can get your knives sharpened here

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Alcázar of Seville - the royal palace, originally for Moorish Muslim kings.

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Inside the Alcázar - a cliche but true, breathtakingly beautiful

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Extensive gardens of the Alcázar

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Underground baths to avoid the heat and humidity date - 13th century

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Last meal in Sevilla - Tapas at Boca a Boca (Mouth to Mouth): Goats cheese with walnuts and treacle, Fried brie with sweet pepper jam & Eggplant with cheese and treacle - cut with chilled Manzanilla (dry Sherry), perfect