Monte Carmelo Hotel
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... and walking through the narrow city streets. After our tapas and siesta we walked to Plaza Espagna (built for the World Fair in the 1920s). We then went for a stroll and found a small restaurant for a light dinner in the Santa Cruz area. ...
... dedicated to the care of venerable infirm priests in the early 1600s
in the now very touristy Santa Cruz barrio. The hospital’s church is similarly
decorated in an exuberant style and is now used as a concert venue as well. The
hospital is part of the Velazquez Foundation which has a small gallery of paintings
by top Sevillian and other Spanish artists like Diego Velazquez and Francisco
Hola, I took a tour of the bull fighting ring that is right in the city. There is a very good museum of art, matadors outfits, paintings of famous matadors and heads of some of the famous bulls. Even the stuffed head of the mother of one of the more famous bulls. I asked our tour guide if any of the bulls have ever left the ring ...
... surrounded by a massive wall. A small demonstration was in progress at the time. On our walk we saw a number of interesting and very large buildings, including Hotel Alfonso XIII and the University, which was located in what used to be an old tobacco factory. After a snack and a quick refresh we headed off to the pick-up point for our tour. A mini-bus picked us up and took us down to the river to a spot near the Torre del Oro, an old Moorish tower. Here ...
... until now. What I thought of as a old tradition in modern society is in fact a survival tactic, one which has always been necessary where temperatures reach scorching degrees. The heat and sun peak between the hours of 1:00- 4:30 pm and so many shops close down between these hours. I've certainly found myself succumbing to the heat each day- spending this time of day reading in the shade of the apartment.