Andalusia: Stop #1

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

I have a confession to make.  I’m a bit of a history and architecture geek.  And so when my friend, an equal geek about that kinda stuff, said she was going to Spain, I planned a week in Andalusia together.

First stop, Sevilla.

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

After we had a proper catch up (we hadn’t seen each other in just over a year), and sampling some Spanish wine of course, we decided we should head out and see the city.

I was very interested in the Mudejar architecture (Western architecture that incorporates Islamic arts like carved stucco, beautifully painted ceilings and more).  And so our lunch of tapas and cold beer on a sunny afternoon was enjoyed with a view of Giralda, the gorgeous minaret-turned-steeple in Seville.

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Copyright Mandy Sinclair

You see Sevilla was founded by the same dynasty that founded Marrakech.  So it’s no surprise that this monument resembles the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech.

And oh the Alcazar.  Oh so gorgeous.

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Copyright Mandy Sinclair

I could have stayed there all day.  Admiring.

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

But after a few days, it was time to move on.

Stay tuned for the next stop.

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2 Responses to “Andalusia: Stop #1”
  1. Reblogging this on my travel site. Awesome pictures and the south of Spain is tough to beat!

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