2 – Seville hop on/off and the Setas

Mon and I were up early (still dark) so we went or a 4 km sroll though the city to eventually find coffee to take back to the apartment. Streets were not deserted but all was quiet except or the occasional small party group just staggering home.

We came across the Setas (Spanish for mushrooms), the world’s largest wooden sculpture. Designed to represent giant mushrooms, this structure can be climbed for panoramic views across Seville (we would do that later in the day). We also saw the Toro del Oro (golden tower) on the banks of the Gudalquivir River, dating to 1220 built as a military watch tower to guard the city. Finally, coffee and breakfast.

Our city walk brought us first to an outdoor artist’s market where we bought a watercolor of Plaza d’Espana. Next, we decided a Hop on/Hop off bus tour would give us a good orientation and history of the city. We enjoyed the views from the top floor of the open-air bus. Even though it was 32°, the breeze felt nice. We hopped off in the Triana district for tapas. Very busy here as a religious procession (parade) was just beginning.

Back to the apartment for a siesta and then off again for the evening stroll to see the Setas (oh my… the view from up there) and then dinner at the #1 ranked craft brewery in Seville, Maquila. The food was amazing!

A wonderful day. Here are the photo highlights of Day 2 -Seville.

Author: nellyglass

Stained Glass Artist

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