Sevilla in 1855, painted by Emilio Sanchez Perrier
Sevilla has evolved like anywhere else in the world, of course. The waterfront is quite changed. But still a nice place to stroll day or night.
We were surprised by a parade of Spanish clubs from other countries. Music and costumes were great.
The apartment in Seville was right in the antique quarters. Avery old building but all modernized inside. There was 3 floors with rooms on each. Pretty cool.
We spent two nights. When we first arrived Seville was overwhelmingly populated. All tabernas and patios filled with mainly university students. Saturdays and Sundays are busy days in Spain. It was very hard to find a space just for coffee. Restaurants were great. I had a pigs feet stew, but there was not much meat in my plate. The next night though we feasted on steaks, Gina, Jim and I. Everyone was happy with the meals. While the newbees (or first timers) went to visit the Alcazar, Jim and I went to the Art Museum. There was an art market right outside of it. Very interesting to see the different types and styles. You were not allowes picture in the renaissance part of the museum.
We discovered that the street our apartment was, was named after an important artist. Juan de Valdés Leal 1622-1690
Seville has been the subject of many books and operas for a good reason. But it is a big town, let me google it for you....Seville is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Wikipedia
Area: 140 km²
Elevation: 7 m
Weather: 19°C, Wind N at 5 km/h, 39% Humidity More on weather.com
Population: 688,711 (2018) National Statistics Institute
Yep! As I said a big busy town, but it has kept its antiquated charm.
Another place in Seville thatr is a must is the Plaza d'espana.
''The Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, Spain. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture.''Wikipedia Sorry but I canot remember those details without reading them again.
All regions and main towns of SPain is represented on beautiful ceramic tiles that are decorating the whole building. It is again breathtaking. No wonder I came back home to Fuengirola out of breath (asthma lol).
Sunday night we went to the museum of Flamenco to see a flamenco performance by 6 artists 2 singers, one guitarist and 3 three dancers. It was also breathtaking, lol unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures other than the building.
Her are a few more photos we took in Seville.