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Travel Blogs from Seville
After a 5am wake up we ventured 100 meters to the check-in counter (thanks to our mini airport pod being in a prime location!) and in less than 3 hours we had made it to Spain. Finally it was hot and sunny (let the real summer holiday begin) and the shorts were out. After a bus ...
... Catedral de Santa María (Seville Cathedral), which happens to be the largest Gothic cathedral and third largest church in the world, behind St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and a church in Brazil (I forget the name). Adjoining the cathedral is La Giralda (Bell tower of Seville) which is the tallest structure of the city, built in the 12th century. The people of Seville respect it so much that no building in the city has ever been built taller than La Giralda. ...
... br> After a very yummy breakfast we made our way to the Alcázar in the cool(!) of the morning. It is the oldest royal palace still in use (it’s the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain in Seville). We paid the extra to tour the upper royal apartments and were the only two on our tour (well, us, our audio guides and our security guard escort). It was a nice change from the crowds below. And we went at the right time! The tours after us had a ...
... the way she danced with the dress with the long train and stomped her feet on the stage. So much to watch, the elegant movement of her hands, the speed of her feet and twirling in that dress. The look on the older man's face across from me was amusing, he was loving watching her and probably forgot his wife was sitting next to him. The performance was one hour and at the end we could take pictures. It was ...
... which we sat and enjoyed its wild variations for some time.
The palace started off in the 10th century as an Islamic quarter and then got built for the the Spanish royals in the moorish style around 12th century for King Peter 1. It is world heritage and oldest palace still in use by royals in Europe.
The outside gardens are also beautiful. The scent of roses and orange blossom was very relaxing as we wandered around ponds, fountains, tile ...
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