S E V I L L E
We spent two nights in Seville, a larger town in the south of Spain. Here we visited the Cathedral of Saint Mary, Alcázar of Seville, the Plaza de España and took in a Flamenco show. Oh, and also ate some great food.
Cathedral of Saint Mary
The Cathedral of Seville is the largest cathedral in the world. Here we saw Christopher Columbus’s grave and claimed the Giralda, the bell tower of the church for some breathtaking views of the city:
The Real Alcázar of Sevilla was one of my favorite spots of the trip. The palace was absolutely enormous and so were the gardens behind it. We went on a wonderfully sunny day and it was so relaxing to walk around and take in all of the beauty. The castle is full of traditional Muslim architecture and I absolutely love the painted ceramic tiles that cover many of the walls. You don’t realize the type of luxury that these kings and queens from long ago lived in until you see these places. My goodness.
Here are some of my favorite shots from the castle:
We closed out Sevilla with a Flamenco show and a visit to the Plaza de España:
Last but certainly not least I have to share the new eats that I tried while in Sevilla:
Piononos were a fun little treat to try. They were kind of like a yellow cupcake that was creamy inside, topped with a toasted cinnamon cream.
I had Salmorejo as a tapa. A ‘tapa’ is a small portion, kind of like an appetizer that commonly comes with the purchase of a drink at many bars here in Spain, which is a really sweet deal. There are usually several options, but this time I chose to try Salmorejo with is typical in the the southern region of Spain. It was a creamy cold soup with a tomato base, topped with diced jamón and cheese. Very yummy.
Dinner on the last night was Mushroom Risotto with a duck leg and a glass of red wine made in Andalusia. It was my first time trying duck and I loved it. Wow is that better than chicken. The Risotto was a creamy, slightly cheesy rice dish, this one featuring mushrooms for flavor. Drool.