Sevilla – Through Mr. N’s Eyes

We’ve spent the last two weeks in Andalucía. While based in the White Hill Town of Arcos de la Frontera, we’ve travelled to Sevilla, Jerez, Cadiz, Cordoba and numerous small towns scattered throughout the mountains. The following pictures are from Spain’s 4th largest city, Sevilla – as seen through Mr. N’s lens.

Sevilla is a beautiful city with impressive tourist sites – the Cathedral, the Alcazar and the Plaza de España. It’s certainly worth several days – one for the tourist sites and one (or more) to soak up the real essence of this Andalucían city. While we enjoyed the grandeur and history of the Cathedral, the architecture of the Alcazar and the expansive beauty of the Plaza, it wasn’t until we came back and really dug into the barrios that we fell in love (again).

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La Avenida de la Constitucion from La Plaza Nueva

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Inside the Catedral de Sevilla

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The tomb of Christopher Columbus in the Cathedral

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Looking up in the Cathedral

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The story of Jesus as told in walnut and gold leaf in the Catedral de Sevilla

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Climbing La Giralda – the bell tower of the Cathedral – which was originally built for the mosque which stood on this site.

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The bells are still operational and gave us quite a startle!

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View from La Giralda – up 37 ramps!

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The bell tower gives you a 360 degree view of colorful Sevilla

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Mr. N had his eye on the pool below

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The “pool of my dreams!” says Mr. N

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A bird’s eye view of La Patio de Los Naranjos – the only other reminent of the original mosque.

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The oranges look beautiful, the blossoms smell amazing – but don’t eat them! These beauties are too bitter for consumption and instead used in perfumes.

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El Barrio de Santa Cruz – the former Jewish Quarter – was one of our favorites (especially for tapas crawling!).

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An interior shot of the Real Alcazar de Sevilla – which was primarily built in the 1300’s for Spain’s Christian rulers, but reflects a Moorish architecture.

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Portions of the Alcazar have been used in filming Game of Thrones!

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The Plaza de Espana was built for a World’s Fair and is stunning at sunset.

We hope you enjoyed Mr. N’s selection of photos for this visual illustration of Sevilla. In a few days we’re off to Granada and will then continue our road trip throughout Spain. Until then if we could each sum up Spain’s Andalucía in one word our words would be:

Passion. Alive. Proud. Joyful.

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “Sevilla – Through Mr. N’s Eyes

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    Mr N has quite an eye! His captures brought back memories of my trip to Sevilla. Really glad he included photos of the Cathedral. The morning I went there, much of it was covered/cordoned off for restoration work. Though still very impressive and beautiful, it could have been so much more. I look forward to Mr N’s next photo essay. 🙂

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  2. Eva Taylor says:

    This gorgeous city is on our list for our fall trip. I’m always amazed at the quality of the composition of Mr. N’s photos. My photos weren’t nearly as sophisticated from my film camera in the dark ages.

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  3. Debra says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Mr. N has a great eye! I’m fascinated with the oranges being used in perfume. I’ve honestly never heard that before. And before I even read forward I spied that beautiful pool, too! But that cathedral—absolutely incredible! I’m enjoying wonderful vicarious travel. I’m so glad you’re posting along the way!

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  4. hotlyspiced says:

    The architecture is just incredible. I can’t believe the story of Jesus being told in walnut and gold leaf – I wonder what it would cost to do something like that these days. I’ve never heard of an orange being so bitter you can’t eat it! I have my eye on that swimming pool too. It looks like your travel adventures are going really well xx

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  5. angharadeyre says:

    I love Sevilla. A couple of years ago we went for a quick break during the autumn term. I was sick with a terrible head cold, but soaking up the sun in the gardens of the Alcazar just about cured me. Or maybe it was the sherry…

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