A Day in Legendary Seville Spain

Seville was the third stop on our 9 Day Iberian Adventure with Azamara Club Cruises.

Overview

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.

Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana

The architecture is a mix of 1920s Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance Revival, Spanish Baroque Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.

Plaza de Espana
Neo-Mudejar Styling
Vicente Traver fountain at Plaza de Espana
Vicente Traver fountain

Seville Cathedral

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.

Seville Cathedral
Seville Cathedral

It is a massive church and famously houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

Tomb of Christopher Columbus
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.

Royal Alcazars of Seville
Royal Alcazars of Seville

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.

Moorish design of Alcazar Palace
Moorish design of Alcazar Palace

The amount of detail on the walls and ceilings was just amazing!

Details abound in Alcazar
Details abound in Alcazar

And the gardens were just as impressive as the inside of the palace.

Gardens at Alcazar Palace
Gardens at Alcazar Palace

Around Seville

We spent the balance of our time in Sevilla walking about town shopping while traversing the charming narrow streets.

Narrow streets of Seville Spain
Narrow streets of Seville Spain
hand-made items in Seville
Hand-made items in Seville

We finished our visit with a delicious multi-course Spanish lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to our ship.

Conclusion

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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A Day in Legendary Seville Spain

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