Four Continents 2012

Sevilla: 24-26 September

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  Our hotel was near the Cathedral, so we had a look at in the evening after we arrived from Cadiz. *
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  The next morning, we went to visit the Alcazar. *
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  We enjoyed re-visiting the Baths of Doña Maria, secluded under the main building. †
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  We walked to Plaza de España, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It looked rather deserted and unhappy. *
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  There were alcoves illustrating each region of Spain. *
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  The tourist horse-drawn carriages were not attracting much attention. *
  The next day was damp, but we set off for Plaza de la Encarnation, where a planned major redevelopment of an old market site had been cancelled when substantial archaeological remains were found there. Instead, there was a modest rebuilding of the market, topped with these extraordinary wooden "mushrooms". *
 
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  There are good view of Sevilla from on top. The Cathedral is in the background. *
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  The market at ground level was new and clean, with the usual fresh produce. *
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  We also went to the Museo de Bellas Artes. As we approached it, we realised that we had seen it the previous visit to Sevilla but, as admission was only €1.50, we decided to visit again. *
 
 
 
  The Museum is in a disused convent, and the ex-church has this glorious dome. *
  We had lunch at Robles Laredo restaurant, on the main square. It had good tapas dishes ... *
  and desserts to die for. *

Then our final train journey, to Malaga.

 

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