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Seville Spain

Our day began at 5:30 a.m. as we had to catch our bus to Seville by 6:20. Seville is a 2:30 hour drive but a 30 minute rest stop got us into city by 10:30. We began our tour visiting the 1929 Expo site. The following video is the Spanish pavilion constructed for the 1929 Expo but it took 14 years to build – as you can see it is truly magnificent.

We spend the afternoon in the old town visiting the Catedral de Santa María de la Sede and it’s Giralda tower. (3rd largest behind the Vatican and St Paul’s in London) This video shows one of the many fabulous altars.
We had lunch in the Jewish Quarter and wandered through the old town, shopping and stopping for cold drinks as the temperature was 37 degrees C.

We had a brush with Royalty! As we left a Ceramic shop, the police were outside the door directing pedestrians to move aside as Camilla (Duchess of Cornwall) and her entourage passed and went into the Ceramic Shop we had just exited. Charles was visiting the castle nearby but we didn’t have time to stop to say hello as we were hurrying to the bar for beer and tapas.

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Posted by merlendson 12:12

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