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The Real Alcazar of Seville, A Photo Tour

The longer we travel, the more we’re impressed by the world’s seemingly limitless capacity to amaze. Even after visiting countless mansions, castles, châteaux, palaces and the like, we were still totally blown away by the elaborate mudéjar architecture of Seville’s Royal Palace. Because words don’t do it justice, we’ll just shut up and show you a small bit of this incredible place.

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Seven Ways Seville Seduced Us

Plaza de España, Seville

Plaza de España, Seville

Castle. Cathedral.  Atmospheric Old Town. Tapas. Wine. Seville has all of the essential ingredients we’ve come to expect in a Spanish city but managed to dazzle us even further by adding more to the mix.

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Grinning Like Idiots in Segovia

Segovia Cathedral, Spain

Segovia’s Gothic Cathedral towers over much of the town

Some people might tell you that Spanish and Greek are two totally different languages. But to us they’re nearly identical in one important respect: we understand very little of either.

On a bus, somewhere in Segovia, Spain, we managed to decipher enough Spanish to know that the driver wasn’t letting us off where we wanted. We wouldn’t figure out why until a bit later. And although we couldn’t make heads or tails of his precise directions, we did understand the universal sign for “that way.”

So with a shrug we hefted our bags and set off in the direction of the bus driver’s outstretched finger. A light rain fell as we made our way in this new and unfamiliar city. It wasn’t long until we saw the crowds. And then the barricades blocking our way.

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