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 6. A Day in Cadiz

This morning we boarded a train bound for Cadiz.  Trains depart from Seville's other station,  St. Bernardo and the journey takes two hours.  Cadiz is the most westerly part of Spain, situated on the Atlantic Ocean. In need of a coffee fix, we found some inviting cafes in the main square overlooking the 18th century baroque …

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Day 7. Sightseeing in Cordoba

It was off to Seville's main rail station, Santa Justa for the 1 hour 20 minute journey to Córdoba.  It was a cool, overcast day, the temperature feeling much lower than in Seville.  Cordoba was founded by the Romans and it became a major port city used for shipping olive oil, wine and wheat to …

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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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Day 9. From Seville to Malaga

We checked out of our lovely Seville apartment mid morning, and walked along to the Santa Justa station for our train back to Malaga.  It was good to be able to spend a few more hours in Malaga, as it's such an underrated city with most tourists heading off directly from the airport to Marbella …

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