Day 5. Sightseeing in Seville

We spent the entire day exploring the beautiful city of Seville.  We walked everywhere, and along the riverbank to the Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower).  Seville owed much of its success in maritime trade to its river which offered ships more protection than a traditional European port.  Built in the 1200's the tower's name …

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Day 8 Seville and its Semana Santa festival

We allowed ourselves a little lie in and it was just after 9.00 am when we were eating breakfast.  The day's plan was to explore Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city.  This district contains many of the older churches as well as the massive gothic cathedral.   It was crowded along the …

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