Cadiz

We were very much looking forward to visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Seville, and we were not disappointed. Again, we used the services of Made for Spain and met our driver for the 1 hour 45 minute trip. We had been warned by the ship’s concierge that it would be hot, but we were not prepared for the 105 degrees which became debilitating as the day progressed.
White Pigeons in Seville

White Pigeons in the gardens of the Museum

We stopped first at the Plaza de America in Maria Luisa Park, site of the Spain-American Exposition of 1929. We had never seen white pigeons before, but we found them here. Beautiful architecture! We then drove to the center of the city to meet our guide. We started with a visit to the third largest cathedral and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Christopher Columbus is buried here. His tomb is absolutely magnificent. The treasury was perhaps the most amazing I have seen, with vast quantities of gold ornaments, crowns and religious articles. Then on to the Alcazar, an ornate Moorish palace that has been Spain’s royal residence since the Middle Ages. Here again we were deeply impressed by the decorative rooms and gardens. We would have enjoyed this palace even more, except for the unbearable heat and humidity. We concluded our day in Seville with a walk through the old city that housed the Jewish population, before all were expelled from Spain in 1492.
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