Friday morning we walked to the Madrid train station and caught an 8 am high speed train to Sevilla.
We had coffee and pastries in the station before boarding the train
The train ride was smooth, scenic, relaxing and fast!
Our hotel rooms weren’t ready so we went across the street and visited Sevilla Cathedral.
One of the things I was struck by was how bright the paintings that had been cleaned were. It was especially noticeable when a cleaned painting was next to an uncleaned painting.
We went up to the top of the Giralda Tower. In an earlier version the tower was the minaret of the mosque that was on this sight.
While we were inside the cathedral it stated raining hard. Everyone had brought their raincoats except me. Luckily it was a short walk to the hotel.
We had cheese and ham for lunch and played cards.
Later we put on our raincoats and went for a walk. We walked along the river and went in the Torre del Oro. It was the customs house for the riches from the Americas which flowed through Seville. Now it’s a naval museum.
About 8:00 pm, after a break and short siesta at the hotel, we went out to find some tapas for dinner. The rain had stopped and there were a lot of people out. We had a perfect dinner of tapas and beer.
As we walked back to the hotel the streets were full and the cathedral was lit up.