We spent our first afternoon in Seville walking around the city a little bit, just relying on maps and what we had seen on the drive in to guide us. We saw el Teatro de Lope de Vega, a big deal for me since Lope de Vega is a huge name in Spanish theater history. Unfortunately there was a show about to start, so I didn't get to do in, but we did see signs for a dinosaur exhibition in a different part of the theater.
We also saw the Alcazar on Saturday. The Alcazar is a Moorish palace and is thought to have been built in response to Granada's la Alhambra. Although the gardens were larger and more exotic, the architecture of the palace itself was much less refined. There were also a lot more tourists- while in the Alhambra gardens it is possible to go and sit and relax as a resident nearby, it would be much less pleasing to do so in the Alcazar. Plus you have to pay to enter any of the Alcazar, while only parts of la Alhambra are paid entry. It was definitely worth it to see and explore though!
After all that traveling, I'm ready for a weekend off! I'm hoping to go to a soccer game this weekend with API, but otherwise it will be filled with relaxation and, hopefully, sun! The weather in Seville was absolutely beautiful and hot- but Seville usually gets extremely hot temperatures, whereas Granada is at a higher altitude near the mountains and notably cooler. Still, I'm glad to be breaking out the lighter clothing, now that I've been here for a month! I had to buy warm weather clothing when I first arrived!
Thanks for reading- more updates later. If you get a chance to visit Seville, remember the Sevilla Backpacker's Inn. I will try to get pictures from Rome and Seville on flickr this week.
|Chicas! At the Alcazar|