Cityscape Destination: Seville

Where:  Seville, Spain

When:  February 2015

Weather conditions:  high 50s and close to 70 by the end of our stay in the city–beautiful walking weather–you only feel too warm when exerting yourself in full sun

How long?:  6 days 5 nights (second leg of southern Spain tour)  travelled by train from Granada to Seville

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Vic’s Pic of the Week–Seville, Spain

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The Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain.  It has dimensions of 490 by 230 ft and an approximate height of 85 ft and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. The building is popularly known as Las Setas de la Encarnación (Incarnación’s mushrooms). There is a city scape walkway along the top of the structure (Wikipedia).

 

Quiero tapas , por favor………

On my recent trip to Spain, my sister and I skipped the usual introduction to Spanish culture bypassing Madrid and Barcelona and ventured to Andalucia or southern Spain.  Spain is well-known for their tapas bars–tourists love the small plates that come with the drinks.  Tapas in the past were free and we did receive a free tapas one night, but generally there is a tapas menu nowadays.  J and I generally ate tapas every night except the night in Seville we decided to go Italian–which was a very good decision it turns out. Continue reading