Sights and Sangria: Seville

After the events from the Christmas party, a hearty breakfast was needed alongside plenty of napping. Once I’d finally recovered, I hurried out of the hotel to explore the city at last.

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Seville cathedral

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seville spain orange trees

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First stop another peek inside the Cathedral.

Seville cathedral spain

seville cathedral spain

Next stop the Moorish palace of Alcazar. An impressive palace with Arabic arches and carved walls with stucco relief.

Moorish palace of Alcazar seville spain

Moorish palace of Alcazar seville spain

Moorish palace of Alcazar seville spain

As you wonder through the rooms there is a dramatic contrast.

Moorish palace of Alcazar seville spain

Moorish palace of Alcazar seville spain

Moorish palace of Alcazar seville spain

After soaking in the rich details in the palace, I headed to the Metropol Parasol. A huge wooden structure made up of six parasols that resemble a field of mushrooms. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann and completed in April 2011. It offers spectacular views of the city and stands as a huge contrast against the ancient architecture that surrounds Seville.

Metropol Parasol seville spain

I climbed on top of the mushrooms, sat on top with a beer soaking in the view and watching the sunset.

Metropol Parasol seville spain view

Metropol Parasol seville spain view

Metropol Parasol seville spain

The long trip down below.

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Walking on top felt like travelling through a rickety roller coaster.

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Metropol Parasol seville spain

Metropol Parasol seville spain

We ventured to a bar for sangria and tapas before watching a traditional Flamenco show.

sangria spain seville

The Flamenco show was full of passion, which was displayed in the performers intense expressions. One performer played Spanish folk music with a guitar and another sang. The lady performer elegantly danced, dressed in a traditional flamenco outfit and added an extra beat with super fast handclaps.

famenco dancing show seville spain

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