Seville: Day 4

On Sunday, October 30 we were finally able to visit the Real Alcázar. This royal palace still serves as a residence for the king and queen of Spain when they visit Seville once or twice a year. The original Moorish structure was embellished by successive generations of Spanish Christians, so you can see a variety … More Seville: Day 4

Seville: Day 3

On Saturday, October 29 we wandered around Barrio Santa Cruz and found a charming restaurant for lunch, La Cueva (The Cave). We had an excellent lunch there. Food in Spain is inexpensive. We had a meal of salad, paella, and dessert for 13.50 € each. The streets in Seville are narrow, which keeps them in … More Seville: Day 3

Seville: Day 2

On Friday, October 28 we visited Seville’s Cathedral, one of the largest in Europe. Indeed, it appeared to be quite a bit larger than a sports arena such as Autzen Stadium. Like the Sagrada Familia, the grandeur of this Cathedral defies description in words and pictures. Nevertheless, we present here a few photos that provide … More Seville: Day 2

Seville: Day 1

On Thursday, October 27 we began our sightseeing with the Church of San Salvador, another magnificent Baroque church. The price of admission also allowed us to visit the Cathedral, which we did the next day. The church of San Salvador had some amazing art and decor, but as it turned out it was only a … More Seville: Day 1

Barcelona to Seville

On Wednesday, October 26 we packed our bags and took a high-speed train ride to Seville via Madrid. High speed is right—we covered the 620 miles from Barcelona to Seville in just 5 hours and 40 minutes of travel time. From Barcelona to Madrid the train hit a top speed of 180 mph. With a … More Barcelona to Seville