Carmona to Sevilla

We returned our rental car in Sevilla this morning. The final few streets to the hotel were very narrow and quite nerve racking. After dropping off our friends and the luggage Duke and I took the car to the train stain to turn it in then walked back to our hotel.

The street we came down to get to our hotel.

Our room wasn’t ready so we took a horse and buggy ride around the old town.

In the Plaza de España
The Catedral de Sevilla

Sevilla’s center is a wonderful place to walk or sit and have a snack.

Our friends are cutting their trip short and heading home tomorrow. We of course are not going to do the Italian part of our trip. Duke spent the afternoon cancelling reservations.

After dinner we walked around the Cathedral and enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful setting.

Arcos de la Frontera to Carmona

Tonight we are staying in the Parador de Carmona a little east of Sevilla. Before we left Arcos de la Frontera this morning we walked around the town. We checked out a view point and a church.

The drive from Arcos to Carmona was over relatively flat farm country. The crops we could identify included carrots, wheat, olives and grapes. There were also many crops we couldn’t identify.

In Carmona we are staying at a Parador on the sight of the former city wall and castle.

Parador de Carmona
Admiring the view from our friend’s room

After enjoying our welcome drinks we went out exploring. We checked out the Carmona city museum. This area has been inhabited for six thousand years. The museum had exhibits about the people who have lived here over those years.

Mosaics in the Carmona city museum

We had dinner in the Parador dining room.

Duke had fish cooked in a salt crust
I had venison in a strawberry sauce.
Chocolate fondant and mint ice cream