Seville Part II

We started our very cold morning, 7 degrees, with a wonderful breakfast in a nearby cafe……the locals have a toasted bread that they slather with amazing Spanish olive oil, add a little jamon (ham) and perhaps cheese (not always) and a dollop of tomato (a puree). That with hot espresso and fresh orange juice.   Hearty and filling, perfect fuel to kick start our explorations.  First stop, Cathedral of Seville,  which is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there despite the immense cold.  We were happy to get back outside in the sunshine although it remained cold all day.  Leave it to us to arrive in Seville during the coldest three days they’ve had this winter!!  We then spent a few hours wandering, having lunch and more wandering.  Although a large city, it’s easy to get around and so much of what we enjoying seeing is close to each other.

We found that although we were walking for many hours, we broke it up by stopping for an espresso or a glass of vino just to rest out legs and warm up a little.  It’s always a pleasure to people watch and what a great city to do so in as the Spanish generally are very attractive people and with this being a large university city, many young folks, therefore lively and busy.

The next day we had allocated the entire morning for a visit to  the Alcázar of Seville, which is a royal palace originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of mudejar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence.

Our final day was a bit warmer and sunnier and we opted to enjoy a cruise along the river and a bit of wandering before heading to the bus terminal and the journey home.

And my favourite shot during my trip……the underground baths at the Alcázar of Seville

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