One of my favorite things about Sevilla was the food. I you like to explore and try new foods in small portions, then Tapas is for you.
Most restaurants in Sevila serves tapas both for lunch and dinner. In addition to the small Tapas size you can order the dishes at 1/2 or full dinner size.
I preferred to keep them at Tapas size and order more of them. I would usually point to something on the menu, not having a clue what it was. Or ask them for what they specialty was. My fondest memory of Sevilla was just walking the streets and beeing surrounded by art, culture, and history.
I love seeing how the city came to a complete halt during siesta hours.
History of the Catedral
The Cathedral of Seville is located next to the Great Mosque of the XII century and conserves the alminar (Giralda)
The mosque was converted into a catholic church when it was conquered by Fernando III in the 1.248.
On the 1.401 they decided to build a new temple, and one said " Lets do a church so big that all that can see it may think we are crazy ".
Actually is the biggest gothic temple in the world and the 3rd biggest cristian temple after Saint Peter at Vatican and Saint Peter at London
Friendly law officers
We have a custom in our family which was begun by our daughter Tal. In each and every country we visit we greet some of the local police and take our photograph with them, these are the people who are keeping us safe.
Learn to dance Sevillanas
Sevillanas are a Spanish folk dance similar to flamenco and though they originated in Seville, they're popular all over Andalucia. At the Feria de Abril, they're danced everywhere (and their music is heard non-stop) - in casetas, in the streets, etc. They're also danced at other ferias in Andalucia and at the Rocio pilgrimage. They have a set choreography and most Andalucians start learning them as children. They're a partner dance and usually danced by either a man and woman, or two women, but I've also seen them danced by a flamenco dancer alone, or by groups in a circle (I also tried out the circle thing - it was fun!). Some people say that the grace and movements of Sevillanas are supposed to imitate bullfight moves, and a flamenco teacher once told me that it was also used as a "flirting" dance for young guys and girls.
The lyrics in Sevillanas music are mostly about Seville, the feria, the Rocio pilgrimage, love, etc. They can be played in different styles too - flamenco guitar, orchestra, drum and flute (especially popular in pilgrimages), etc.
If you're in town for the feria, it is totally worth it to learn to dance Sevillanas (even if it takes a while to learn them). I had learned in Salamanca in 2003, but got to perfect them in Sevilla just in time for the feria. I feel that a day at the feria is not complete without dancing Sevillanas at least once. Pretty much every dance school in Seville teaches them, and sometimes you might even see ads for lessons in the weeks before the feria.
Walk to Monesterio -- 20.7k -- refugio
Nice start to the day on old walled drove roads but the second half is a bit marred by motorway construction
Again no lunch or water stops so be prepared !!