Seville

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

Parque da Maria Luisa

Seville oranges were growing everywhere.

Plaza de Espana
Our tour guide.
Too early for lunch.

Seville Cathedral, world’s largest Gothic cathedral with iconic Moorish bell tower
Real Alcazar Moorish royal palace

Back in Cadiz to do a little shopping

That’s our bar on board!

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