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... Giralda Tower for amazing views of the city.
In the evening we just had a walk along the river in Triana before meeting Kev and Hayley for a last dinner by the river in Triana.
My camera broke this day so pictures will follow when I've got them off Matt's camera.
... which is said to be the 3rd largest church in Europe (after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London) and walked up the 34 ramps to the Giralda tower for a gorgeous view of Seville. The last time we were here, more than 40 years ago, Seville was a town of small quaint streets - now a city of more than 400,000! Oh, well, we've changed a bit also.
In the evening, after tapas at two places made up our dinner, we saw an apparently ...
... bar you could probably feed yourself without buying a meal.
The streets are lined with orange trees and we have been lucky to experience intensely blue skies and mild temperatures. People fill the streets in the evening and siesta still seems to happen between 2 and ...
Finally, on our last night, we sought out a place that is recommended by the Lonely Planet (often a bad idea). The place was called 'Catalina' and the food turned out to be great! We had all kinds of interesting things, including: croquettes of bull's tail; croquettes of spinach, pine nuts and cheese; crepes with leek, mushrooms and jamon serrano; eggplant with potato and paprika; and a dish called "Prisoner of Love... I am". Yum!
... and one of the city's larges plazas is known as La Alameda de Hércules. When the plaza was built, two columns that had been excavated from a nearby Roman temple were re-erected and topped with reproductions of statues of Hercules and Julius Caesar.
Tomorrow we will include a further exploration of Seville's Moorish past in our wanderings. Blog to you later!