Arrived in Seville from Madrid. We stayed in the old town and visited the Plaza de España, the Isabel II (“Triana“) bridge, the Torre del Oro, the Alcázar castle, the Cathedral and Giralda, the Iglesia de la Anunciacion and the Metropol Parasol.
Seville is the capital of Andalusia. Andalusia is a region of hills, rivers and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast. Seville was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, a legacy that shows in its architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the capital city, as well as Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral and Granada’s Alhambra palace. After the discovery of the New World by Columbus, Seville was the center for all trade from the Americas. This introduced the Golden Age.