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“Devour Seville”: Nomen est omen. As such is the name of our food tour experience set right inside the central Barrio of Seville, right between its modern “Setas” as well as its magnificent cathedral. It is the middle of January, and we have just taken a bus in order to reach Seville from Portugal together with our barely eight months old baby boy. No problem at all, as it is but a two-hour journey to get there from Faro. The only “issue” is that little Liam won’t be able to taste all the delicacies in front of him because mummy, I’ve only got two little teeth so far ..!
Liam therefore had no choice but to watch all the other adults participating in the food tour experience tasting what Southern Spain is so well known for. Check out the following images of our food tour with Devour Seville (careful, they might stimulate your appetite right away!).
Travelling with our baby son, we had no time to wander around museum rooms (at least he wasn’t particularly keen). So we took him and us to the large gardens adjoining the former royal palaces of Seville, which are definitely worth seeing just as much. Especially now during winter, I believe, where back home nature is fast asleep, it is a delight to see all these colours, blossoms and different shades of green right in front of our eyes. Liam gazes in awe at the first set of peacocks marching in front of him. We decide to spend the entire afternoon there, until the sun sets and the light is fading.
“Really, Elli!? You’ve visited a bull fighting ring ..?”, my brother asks me after receiving an image via WhatsApp. And yes, I have to say, we took ourselves and Liam to a guided tour of Seville’s bull fighting ring, aiming at understanding more about this rather brutal tradition that in modern times is viewed with disdain. From the nearby “Torre de Oro” (Gold Tower), you get to enjoy a wide-ranging view across the local river Río Guadalquivir, the old town of Seville as well as all the way over to Plaza de España. The latter is, in my eyes, one of the most beautiful Plazas in all of Spain. And imagine, we even got to watch a very particular ceremony: A kind of blessing for the local police horses, ponies and dogs! The day being the day of celebrating Saint Anthony, who is the patron saint of animals. Wow!
If you fancy looking at even more summer-like images of our winter trip to Seville, have a look at my photo gallery here:
And you? Have you already been to beautiful Seville?