Pension El Portillo
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... to see the magnificence of this building in the hour and take photos with no-one in them. We had intended to return after 10am and buy tickets but by this time the tourist buses had arrived along with a number of school groups. So we decided the ambience that we had experienced earlier would not be repeated so decided not to return. The Mezquita is another building which has 'changed hands' over the centuries. Going back to the 6th century is ...
... really looks muslim.. Anyway, it was absolutely amazing - just the sheer size was incredible. Once again, they were getting ready for Easter parades, with TV screens set up around the place for the different sections for the congregation that don't attend every week.
We then headed to a tapas bar, where I tried yet another sherry. Although slightly more palatable, this was also a no-go (not sure exactly which one it was, but was very dry). ...
... wrought-iron balconies, hanging flowerpots and verdant courtyards. We grabbed a couple of cheap tapas in this charming district, and also visited the synagogue, another of Spain's three remaining medieval synagogues. It was unfortunately closed for siesta time (it can be very difficult to actually see stuff in Spain), but it was good to see the exterior.
We had a big-ticket sightseeing item remaining, but we decided to take a break ...
... but, of course, entirely in Spanish, with every priest from the diocese in attendance and the most long winded homily ever given. I think since the priest was sitting while giving the homily, he just kept on going because its not like he was getting tired of standing up. Poor Sheridan's first activity with us is to attend an almost two hour mass where I can't even explain to her what's going on because it's in Spanish. She was a good sport and the ...
... seeing the synagogue then the Alcazar of the Christian kings. The alcazar is like a castle and has a beautiful view from the top. You can see all the gardens and fountains within the walls, the river and bridges, and the city. It seems the designers loved fountains and streets of water. It was a very peaceful place. The flower beds were full of colour ad the bushes and trees were cut to perfection. After that we walked along the river. Downstream of one of the bridges there was less ...