The Real Alcázar was the first sight I visited in Seville, and definitely the most impressive. As a former student of Islamic Studies I was especially intrigued by the Arab-influenced parts of the... more
The Cathedral is a really impressive building. It is built in Gothic style (a favorite of mine) and the third-largest church in the world. It has a beautiful orange courtyard, you can climb the tower,... more
This Square was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is located in the beautiful María Luisa park. It is an absolutely beautiful area with little ponds and small bridges. You can even... more
Walking the narrow and nicely kept streets of the Santa Cruz District I began to think I was in a small Spanish town. As a city planner I of course questioned who would have laid out such a street... more
The Torre de Oro (Tower of Gold) was named that way because at one time it would hold gold and precious metals that came from the Americas. Honestly, I'm not sure how it could have held that much,... more
The Giralda was once the minaret for the mosque in Seville. It is now the belltower for the Cathedral of Seville. You can climb the 34 ramps to the top. It's not a terribly difficult climb really,... more
If there's one thing the Spanish know how to create it is beautiful parks, and the María Luisa park is no exception to this.
Even though it is located next to a busy street, as soon as you enter it... more
During the Fair food plays an important role.
Cold pork goods such as cured ham and sausages are served as well as seafood.
In the afternoon each "caseta" usually serves stews sich as... more
An enjoyable flamenco show.
This is apparently one of the oldest venue's in Seville for flamenco.
The show I saw had 5 female and 1 male performer, one of the ladies also sang.
There were 3 male... more
The Palace of the Dukes Medinaceli is called Casa de Pilatos because the Holy Week Procession started from here, ending in Cruz del Campo just like Jesus Christ had left the house of Pilate to go to... more
Bullfighting is controversial among Spaniards. Its supporters argue it is an art, its detractors see it as nothing more than glorified cruelty to animals.
I came too late in the year to see a corrida... more
From the outside the Plaza De Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla is decorative but not particularly impressive. From the Giralda tower on the other hand the size and magnificent of... more
The quarters of Seville are:
Parque Maria Luisa all on the left bank of the Guadalquivir
with on the other riverbank Triana.
Since Roman times ceramics have come... more
I specially like the University building because I studied Law in such a beautiful place. I lived very good moments here because I did excellent friends and I met my girlfriend. The University of... more
To get to the top of the tower there are no stairs, instead a series of 35 ramps. These were built wide enough to allow two guards on horseback to pass. From the top you are rewarded with close up... more
If you walk along the Calle Feria and turn right into the Calle Resolana you come to the Basilica de la Macarena.
From the former JUDERIA (now Santa Cruz district) where my hotel was it was quite a... more
It is really nice to sit by the river and maybe read something, have a snack, or simply enjoy the view. You can walk along the beautiful river (which looks sort of green here in Seville, and more... more
Its a Renaissance 16th century building. Until then, market traders would set up their stalls on the Cathedral terrace so a covered market was needed in Seville. This fact was communicated to the... more
Located on Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, across from la Catedral, el Palacio Arzobispal is the Archbishop's palace. It was built between the 16th and 18th centuries in a richly decorated Baroque style.... more
In a grand building in Maria Luisa Park this museum has a varied exhibition. Less an arts museum than a traditions museum, it has a great collection of home decoration- lace, pottery, metalwork,... more
This building was one of the first we came across as we walked from our hotel to the old quarter - it was just a taster of things to come in Seville that we enjoyed so much. Built in the 17th century... more
On opposite sides of a large water fountain in the middle of the Plaza de America, part of the Parque de Maria Lousa, are the Museo Arqueologico and the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (the... more
The island splits the Guadalquivir River into 2 channels with the city center lying to the west. The more southerly part is the Triana district, a working-class residential area, the site of an... more
If you have the chance to visit Sevilla during the Easter weekend then do it !
There are endless Easter processions all day & all night long.
Very impressing and a little bit weird as well - some... more
Another awesome bridge is Puente del Alamillo, built in 1992 by Santiago Calatrava, a Valencian engineer and architect. I recommend you to see the works of this man, because they are amazing; you will... more
This page is about my latest long-distance walk raising money for cancer research at "The Royal Marsden Hospital" and not Sevilla as in the title of the page !! but as I started the walk in Sevilla......