Our shipped docked in Cadiz, Spain and we boarded a coach for a ride through the countryside to visit legendary Sevilla. Seville is the capital of the Andalusia region in southern Spain.
Plaza de España
The first stop was at the Plaza De España, built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. It is a large complex designed in a half-circle.
The architecture is a mix of 1920s Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance Revival, Spanish Baroque Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.
We continued on to visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, also known as Seville Cathedral. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Seville Cathedral is the 3rd largest cathedral in the world, and the world’s largest Gothic church.
It is a massive church and famously houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
Royal Alcazars of Seville
Afterwards, we visited Reales Alcázares de Sevilla, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.
The architecture is a fine example of Moorish styling. And by the way, if you are a fan of Game of Thrones, this is where they filmed the Dorn palace scenes.
The amount of detail on the walls and ceilings was just amazing!
And the gardens were just as impressive as the inside of the palace.
We spent the balance of our time in Sevilla walking about town shopping while traversing the charming narrow streets.
We finished our visit with a delicious multi-course Spanish lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to our ship.
Check Seville off of our bucket list! It did not disappoint. It is a gorgeous city with historic churches and palaces. We highly recommend a visit if you are in the Andalusia region of Spain.
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