Two weeks ago we took a weekend trip to wonderful Sevilla – a treat for the senses. The architecture is simply amazing, the food is more than delicious, and witnessing a flamenco performance is simply extraordinary.
Upon arrival, the Sevillian heat hit us hard. It was nothing like the one I was used to in any other place on this earth I’ve visited or lived in. It was dry and persistent, embracing you with no way for you to escape its hug unless you get inside with the AC fights it successfully off. After all, Sevilla is the second hottest city in Spain and in Europe, I think… However, it was not strong enough to even make a difference while we were exploring the city.
Again, I found it difficult to pick up the camera and take a picture of everything that caught my eye. Besides, the sun was so strong, that I hardly doubt any photograph would do justice to anything I would try to picture. Alcázar de Sevilla, Plaza de España, the Catedral de Sevilla, la Giralda, and Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla were all visited during the day when the sun is high in the sky. I took, however, some pictures.
One of the highlights of this trip is visiting Museo del Baile Flamenco, where we saw an amazing performance of the traditional dance. From start to finish, the guitar, the voice, and the female and male dancers are keeping you in awe. Their flamenco, just like any other real one, is about passion, emotions, expressions, and really, really fast feet. I wish I had it in me to do something even remotely resembling their talent and grace on the flamenco stage.
Visiting the giant wooden structure of Metropol Parasol is also something worth your while. The walk on top of it and the view that spreads in front of your eyes is something you will never forget. I have to admit, though, that it was hard for us to understand how this structure was made out of wood when it looks more like something made out of steel and concrete…
If there is only one place for you to try out the food in Sevilla, make it be the Taberna Coloniales San Pedro. Go prepared to wait for a while, give your name to the waiter, and sit under the huge magnolia tree in the park right in front of the restaurant. He’ll call your name when a table frees up. I hope you have left your strict food regime or diet at home, cause this place will rock your taste buds and will increase or calorie and cholesterol intake to unknown levels. But I promise you, it will be all worth it at the end when you will roll yourself out of your place (walking will be hardly possible after eating so much deliciousness).
Sevilla, we will be back!
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P.S. Oh and She said Yes. 🙂
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