Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. I arrived in Seville from Granada by train on Saturday the 11th. The ride down was lovely. I have never seen so many olive trees in my life! Seville is a lovely city, and one that I can see myself returning to. I have visited the major attractions, gone on an amazing tapas tour, and tonight I’ll be seeing a flamenco show; can’t wait. Tomorrow I am spending the morning learning to cook Spanish food; can’t wait!
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Choosing a shot for this week’s Travel Photo Thursday was not easy. This shot, taken at Seville’s Alcazar (Royal Palace), is one of my favorite shots of the week. As always, click on the photo to go to a larger version.
Imagine yourself sitting in the beautifully tiled alcove with the sun streaming in, and the beautiful gardens beyond the wrought iron beckoning…
Spending a day at the Alcazar is not difficult to do. Hours seem to fly wandering around the beautiful buildings and gardens. You can even book a tour to view the living quarters of the current Spanish monarchy. This is their official residence in Seville. There is no cafe, so if you think you will spend more than a few hours, you may want to bring at least some water.
This really is an inexpensive outing for budget travelers. The cost of a basic ticket is 8 Euros. If you add audio, and a guided tour of the upper rooms your total will still only be 14 Euros. I highly recommend the audio guide. Although, there are English explanations in each room, the guide provides a lot more detail and history. These details made the visit much more interesting for me.
Official website in Spanish (Google translator will help.)