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Seville’s Alcazar

We had to race through the alcazar since the lines were extremely long and slow because someone was shooting a movie there. Apparently they didn’t care we had come to visit. So in a total of an hour we explored the alcazar as best we could until we were escorted out by the alcazar museum athoritah. The alcazar (fortress) was …

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Home of Columbus – Seville Cathedral

After a seemingly long long wait in the blazing 75 degree sun, we entered the Seville Cathedral. It is a very impressive church.  Large vaulted ceiling supported by immense pillars of stone.  Stained glass is viewable at all the mini chapels, but being Spanish gothic, not nearly as light and airy as some of the other cathedrals  we’ve seen.  Of …

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Maria Luisa Park & Plaza de Espana

Today was our first full day in Seville. We had a lovely breakfast buffet in the hotel and set off to walk all the major sites in one day. The weather was lovely, the high was 75 degrees today. We were a bit early for the 11:00 opening of the cathedral (see the next post) so we hiked over to …

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Seville: Now this is vacation!

Well after editing K’s post I thought I would add a few more pictures and a note. Now don’t get me wrong, Madrid is a nice city with its own charms and the weather was not typical but it was cold like it snowed cold), wet and much like any major north-ish European city with its office blocks etc.   …

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Spanish dim sum = tapas!

I’m quite a fan of the tapas, now that we found a decent spot, we did not find the choices in our Madrid neighborhood as enticing.  Weird I know.  But more on that later. We trained our way to Seville today via the high speed line from Atocha Madrid.  Nice and easy with security and finding where to go.  Once …