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Grand Seville

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Seville was a real revelation. We only had one full day in Seville but it was a good one!

It started somewhat stressfully as we decided to drive into the city and find a parking building for the day. We duly got ourselves lost and ended up in a rabbit warren of streets in the old town. We eventually extracted ourselves and found a carpark in a quieter part of town on the other side of the river.

We walked from the parking building and crossed the Puente de Los Remedios bridge over the Guadalquivir river entering the Parque de Maria Luisa on the other side. This was a really pleasant way to start the days exploring. The walk through the park leads to the Plaza de Espana which is quite something to take in. Built in the early 20th century for the Ibero-America Exhibition, it was and still is spectacular.

We then walked through the nearby Jardines del Prado de San Sebastian and onto the impressive Universidad de Sevilla. The Jardines de Murillo then opened up to us and we walked around the walls of the Real Alcazar de Sevilla, a Moorish palace. This city was really growing on us.

We walked through a maze of alley-ways near the palace containing shops and restaurants before we came across the Catedral de Sevilla, surely one of the most extravagant and intricately designed cathedrals in the world.

We headed back towards the river re-crossing into the area of Triana where we spent a bit of time exploring the Mercado de Triano (marketplace). We had some lunch there and our timing was perfect because the heavens opened up for the first time since the start of the trip.

Afterwards the rain cleared and we headed back into the grand shopping streets of Seville and found a place we'd been looking for, the Setas de Seville (Mushrooms of Seville), which contains an archaeological museum, walkway and viewpoint. This was completed in 2011 and shows Seville can do modern too.

Seville is fantastic - I hope the photos do it justice.

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Di Ilsley
Di Ilsley
23 ott 2023

I googled that amazing structure but most of it is not in English what is it Dave? it says it wooden???

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Hey Di - yep, it's one of the largest wooden structures in the world. It's called Setas de Seville. Here's a link:


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