September 24, 2015
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.
World's largest Cathedral (C16th) & Giralda, former minaret of the mosque
A Cathedral door - Arabic flanked by Disciples and topped with a Bible scene
Bridge (1845) across the Guadalquivir River to Triana, the old Gypsy quarter
Torre de Oro (Golden Tower) - a Muslim watchtower built to guard the River
Plaza de Toros (Bullring) construction started 1749
Sevilla street, early
Plaza España, built for 1929 Expo
Our nearest and favorite bar, always packed, always messy
Azulejos, tiled pictures, are everywhere - telling the stories of Sevilla
Flamenco in Azulejos
We were lucky enough to get a front row seat
You can get your knives sharpened here
Alcázar of Seville - the royal palace, originally for Moorish Muslim kings.
Inside the Alcázar - a cliche but true, breathtakingly beautiful
Extensive gardens of the Alcázar
Underground baths to avoid the heat and humidity date - 13th century
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