We took a 5 hour drive to be tourists for a couple of days in the capital of southern Spain's Andalucia region.
What a great city, it is a tourist hot spot these days through it's architecture including palaces and cathedral, many plaza's, flamenco dancing and tapa's bars, but in it's heyday it was a major trading port.
|Plaza de Espana- built in the 1920's|
Wealth, gold and silver flowed in to the city following some of the great Spanish empire expeditions to the Americas- the bloke England sent across the Atlantic only came back with fags and spuds! .. bit of history for you there.
|Christopher Columbus tomb.|
Sevilles hop on hop off bus is a good way to see the cities main attractions so we made good use of it.
|We took an hours boat trip on the Guadalquivir river|
We had a guided tour of the Seville bullring & museum, love it or hate it, it is part of Spanish cultural heritage.
|Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla|
|The bull ring.|
|Not sure what this is depicting.|
|This proud guy won his freedom by beating the matador ..obviously this was some time ago|
|Golden tower... gold brought back from South America was stored here.|
We managed to get a quick look around our last tourist location, the Real Alcazar's palace rooms & gardens before it closed for the day.
|Carved/inlaid window shutter door.|
We stayed in the heart of the old city, the Hotel Juderia which was difficult to find in the maze of narrow streets where satnavs become useless at picking up a signal, I ended up parking up and grabbing a hotel porter to show us the way.
The Hotel is spread over several buildings, passages have been tunneled under the streets to connect them.