Catalonia Hispalis Hotel
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... location. The place was once the location of the World's Fair. Though the building is massive, it only took 12 years to build. The girls were able to take some really cool pictures at this location. There are 50 benches that circle the area; each represents a province of Spain with a map, a flag, and an image of a historical event from the province.
Back on the bus we had another 2+ hour drive to the hotel in Costa del Sol.
... brief detour to see Arcos de la Frontera, one of the famed white villages of spain. Where in Tuscany and Umbria there were picturesque little brown villages topping the hills, here they are whitewashed little villages topping the hills. Arcos is set on a pretty dramatic Cliffside, which made for a nice photo, but we needed to hustle on to Seville, so Arcos was just a photo op.
In Seville, we parked on the opposite side of the river ...
... became much drier with whitish limestoney fields. Most of the fields seemed to be planted with soft fruit trees. not sure where all the sherry vineyards are?
The photos will show you the journey .
... Gothic, Mudejar (the Moor craftsmen, permitted to stay on to work once Christians had regained supremacy) and Italian Renaissance influences. The intricate plasterwork, the ceramic tiled walls and the ornate carved wooden ceilings are magnificent. The Alcazar has a myriad of inner courtyards and gardens, and is also surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and ponds.
We couldn't come ...
... his English was minimal. Me and the girls ordered polo carbonara (we knew polo was chicken and assumed carbonara meant pasta) and a pizza (pointed to picture so all good there) and Mitch also ordered polo "something else". Waiter tried to explain but Mitch just said yeah whatever and thought he was getting some Spanish meal. Ours ended up being chicken breast with carbonara sauce over it on top of chips ...