Docked at Cadiz, Spain today with a big sunny sky. We set out on our bus tour to Seville, the capital of Andalusia.
But before we set out we moved to our new cabin with a balcony which we got for less than the ‘F’ inside category that we had originally booked. Awesome room upgrade!
We saw a truly beautiful city today. Host of the 1929 World Fair, there are numerous magnificent country pavilions along the seville orange tree lined streets. We visited the Spain Pavilion encompassing a huge crescent shaped building, fountain and square.
We then walked around the ancient Jewish quarter before visiting the Real Alcazar palace.. What a spectacular structure with Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious symbols and themes.
Seville is known for its oranges (seville marmalade), olive oil and cherry port. The downtown core is like a huge park. Our tour guide Pepe was very knowledgable and interesting. We walked for 4 hrs plus stopping for a ‘menu del dia’ lunch of tapas and salad.
We returned to the port of Cadiz (Columbus started 2 of his 3 new world voyages here). Went shopping and got lost in the maze of pedestrian streets. Took a bus back and found our way to the ship exhausted. We topped the day off with a delicious surf and turf supper after some red wine.
Off to bed now, heading for sunny Morocco tomorrow.
Bonne nuit, love Marie and Dave