Like Valencia earlier in our trip, Sevilla proved to be one of the cities in Spain that we most enjoyed during our trip around the country. Also like Valencia we could both ourselves living there but for the fact that a) there are less architecture jobs in Spain than in Australia and b) temperatures regularly hit 45 degrees during summer. That aside we fell in love with the city and all that it had to offer.
Architecturally-wise the must see items on any trip to Sevilla are its cathedral (the third biggest Catholic church in the world), the Alcazar (a smaller cousin to the better known Alhambra), the Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer-Hermann (the largest wooden structure in the world) and what seems to be the obligatory Santiago Calatrava bridge (something that we didn’t visit but looks very much like the one in Valencia). Both the cathedral and the Metropol Parasol provided excellent views out of over the city
Sevilla was also the birthplace of flamenco and fortunately for us a bar very close to where we were staying had a free flamenco show whilst we were there. That bar also provided us with the best sangria of the trip – a sangria that didn’t have the strong alcoholic taste of others and was very refreshing after a 35 degree day.
Metropol Parasol – Jürgen Mayer-Hermann
Flamenco y Sangria