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Seville - Spain

Giralda, Seville Seville Alcazar

Seville, the regional capital of Andalucia showcases the best of southern Spain.  The vibrant streets are pleasant to wander, while the many tapas bars are a good place to shelter from the heat of the day.

The Alcazar is the heart of the town, originally built by the Muslim rulers as a fortress and used ever since as a royal palace.  The palace has been added to many times over the years, leaving a fascinating mix of styles.  The Alcazar gardens, with their many orange trees are a very relaxing place to explore.

Seville's landmark is the Giralda bell tower, standing next to the huge Gothic cathedral, one of the largest in the world.  This was built on the site of Seville's main mosque, with the Giralda the former mosque's minaret.  Stunning views of the city are your reward for the steep climb to the top of the bell tower.

The narrow maze of streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz are worth exploring, as is the riverside new the bullring (Plaza de Toros).  The Parque de Maria Luisa, south of the Alcazar is another pleasant place to wander.

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