A few weeks back, Mabels mother and aunt came to visit which was great in itself,
but it also meant that we had caretakers for our dog, Walter! We couldn’t let that
opportunity pass us by, so it was time to get out of Totalàn and visit a place we
have been wanting to visit since we got to Spain: Sevilla! According to the locals,
the most beautiful city in the world, and a justified claim it is. The city is really
beautiful with a fantastic history, arcitechture, food, and all the other good stuff
Fun facts about Sevilla:
In the early 1600′s it is believed to be the world’s 4th largest city after Napels,
Paris and Venice (population: approx 85,000)
Although not situated by the ocean, the river Guadalquivir leads to the sea,
and Sevilla was the home port to Columbus when he sailed to discover the
new world. It also became the main port for the next 100+ years for sailings
to America (in 1608 alone there were 283 sailings that departed to
the New World).
-Sevilla is located in inland Spain. It gets HOT!!
The cathedral in Sevilla is pretty impressive. It is actually listed in the Guiness Book of records simply for being BIG! Don’t let the clouds fool you,
it was 37 degrees celcius and completely still..
La Giralda Tower forms the highest point of the Cathedral, 94 meters high and finished in 1184.
Inside the old Royal Tobacco factory, one of the biggest buildings in the western world, and where Carmen, from the opera with the same name, worked.
Now its a part of the Univesity of Sevilla.
A really nice hotel where we didn’t stay..
Mabel flying around in Sevilla
Looking into someone’s open door, and you might see a gem of an inner courtyard. This was actually a restaurant, but the spanish houses are normally constructed
with an inner courtyard to create shadow, and some of them are simply amazing!
Spanish guityar player. Sevilla is world famous for Flamenco!
Eating lunch at the #1 place to eat according to tripadvisor, Vineria San Telmo. It might be the budget choice to the Michelin guide, but really good food!
Not easy eating melted cheese… So thats all we had time for in our 1.5 days Sevilla trip. It did make us wanna go back though..