Hostal el Giraldillo

C/ Gravina, 23, Seville, Andalusia, 41001, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by jessie-7


... and Mudéjar influences and parts of the palace have been added and changed throughout the centuries. The Alcázar was made during Christian rule even though the building's style is overwhelmingly Moorish. The filigree-style stone carving and colourful tiles make the Alcázar different to any other historical building I've seen. Christian buildings are impressive but in a different way. The high vaulted ceilings and the abundance of gold in Catholic churches are ...

Seville ization

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.


... and then back across the river to, and you have never heard this before, to drive through the Macarena. The two other people on the bus did not spontaneously break out into the moves but I feel I might have if the music had happened. The Macarena is high rise tenements, in nice colours, but this is a depressed economy, so there are lots of folk standing around and police vehicles visible. The Macarena was the site of a famous gate to the walled city of that name. ...


A travel blog entry by loubea


Sitting waiting for the Green Hop on Hop off Bus in the intense, clear heat. Of course, we just missed one!! It is 1945 hrs. A Red Hop on Hop off presents, but of course in Spain they are not interchangeable, unlike in Oxford. Oh well, we wait. Life here is so different, so upside down to what we are used to. The time goes fast despite the extra daylight hrs. One minute it is 1000hrs then it is 1630 hrs!! We have been here 24 hrs & have decided to chill out, ...

Cool Cathedral overcomes heat

A travel blog entry by bruceandanne


... has the Tomb of Christopher Columbus containing a portion of his remains;
5. The Christians kept the minaret and the outer courtyard of the mosque when they built this cathedral. They added a lantern, a belfry and 24 bells to the tower.

As we entered the Cathedral there was a family with a young boy following us. You could sum up the Cathedral size by the boys gasp of amazement when he entered and his words – WOW! It was not ornate but it ...

Week 4

A travel blog entry by lindsay81


... on your tongue. Yum! Made our way to Covadonga, where in 722AD, a leader of a Spanish army, claimed he saw the Virgin appear before him, in a cave before a battle. How many times do we hear that. He went onto win, which was the first defeat the Moors were subjected to in Spain. This is a pretty special place, high up in the hills with the constant cloud cover giving it a real eerie feeling. By the time we had arrived, it was already bustling with buses and cars of tourists, almost ...

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