The strong smell of citrus – autumn in Seville.

Some cities have looks, other cities have personality. The Sevillanos get both, courtesy of their flamboyant, charismatic, ever-evolving Andalusian metropolis founded, according to myth, 3000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules.

Lonely Planet’s Best of Spain.

Seville has to be one of my all time favourite cities; – compact, navigable (despite the many narrow, intertwining streets), and very relaxed. In addition it’s an excellent place to enjoy one of my all time favourite pastimes – people watching. It’s also a lovely city to just wander around and explore.

As with Madrid, there were two must see places on my list. It is worth buying tickets for both of these places, on line, in advance, to avoid the queues. Don’t try and visit both places in one day.

Catedral and Giralda: Seville’s immense cathedral, officially the biggest in the world by volume, is awe-inspiring in its scale and sheer majesty. In addition, it’s former minaret, the Giralda, is an architectural jewel.

Real Alcázar: If heaven really does exist, let’s hope it looks a little a like the inside of Seville’s Alcázar. Built primarily in the 1300’s, the castle marks one of history’s architectural high points.

Next stage: Cordoba.

Spain has an awesome railway system.
The Cathedral of Seville with Giralda (tower).
The Cathedral.
The main alter – Seville Cathedral.
Inside Real Alcázar.
The garden of Real Alcázar.

About Richard Griffith

My first independent travel experience was a trip to Israel, in 1997, it was here that I caught the 'travel' bug! In 2001 I took an 8-month sabbatical and traveled around South East Asia. Since then I have managed to visit most of Eastern Europe along with India, Bangladesh, and a few other destinations in between. I love travel and I love meeting new people.
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