Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spain: Seville

We were sad to leave Malaga but Seville was waiting. We cashed in some of our Marriott points and stayed at an affiliated hotel in this historical city. The first afternoon we were there we beelined for the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the third largest church in the world and the largest Gothic cathedral. For almost 1000 years it was the largest church in the world. This ‘little’ gem is also the burial place of Christopher Columbus. We also walked around the town and explored some of the city. The Plaza de Espana is a large open space with a nice little bridge and some lovely benches situated in alcoves with painted tile decor.
Entering the Cathedral

Gorgeous stained glass

Amazing architecture 

The chorus has innately carved wood accents
Plaza de Espana

Our second day we visited the Alcazar of Seville. This place was phenomenal. In its heyday it was the home of royals. More recently, it is the setting for Dorne in the Game of Thrones television series. Not only is the building massive but the gardens are extensive as well. Walking through the buildings and gardens I felt, for a moment, like Spanish royalty. Do you think that Spanish royals ate tapas? I sure hope so because there were some divine tapas spots.
In the garden

Looking Up

So beautifully detailed

Dorne scene!

We finished our Spanish tour the next day by busing it down to the port to take a ferry, Morocco is next!

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