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Arrived in Seville in the afternoon and google map took me to the wrong area. Fantastic… I was lugging a backpack, a luggage and an overnighter (travel light whut?). Staying at Enladrillada Street which is just 5 minutes walk from the main city.

Orange lights on the streets.

Orange lights on the streets.

Took a night stroll in the city. I love how the city was lit up with orange lights and people were just wrapped up with scarves and their arms were always around someone else’s arms. Such a cozy sight. Christmas lights were hanging along the streets but not lit up yet! I could just imagine how pretty it’d be during Christmas.

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

And you know that feeling when you just randomly took a turn and found Zara? I love that feeling. Of course, I went in even though I’ve been to about too many Zara outlets in Spain – how different can the merchandises be, really? You just never know what you might need.

Anyways, started the day with my usual latte with milk and lonely planet book (I am using Discover Spain edition which has really nice pictures). Went to Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower. It’s very difficult to miss the cathedral since it’s the biggest Gothic Church in the world! If you can’t find it, you MUST be in the wrong town altogether. You can also find the tourist centre just outside the cathedral. Best if you could grab the city guide if you have no clue what to do whilst in the city.

Again, beautiful day.

Again, beautiful day.

Cathedral & Giralda Tower.

Cathedral & Giralda Tower.

Legend has it that this cathedral was built with the intention of making it the biggest in the world, so big that people would think they’re mad. Well, I have to say they achieved that. The grandeur of the cathedral is unexplainable. You just need to be there to see it. I took some pictures to show how big it is – I hope it got captured. When you’re there, pay attention to the details of the sculptures. They’re mostly not replicas of each other, rather a unique work of art symbolizing some religious event.

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I think it is about 30m high, if I recall correctly.

The tomb of Christopher Columbus carried by the first 4 kings of Spain.

The tomb of Christopher Columbus carried by the first 4 kings of Spain.

Went up the Giralda Tower which was formerly the minaret of Almohad mosque until Seville fell to the Christians. The view was breathtaking. It is the highest point of Seville, so you can see the entire town from the top. So, while I was standing admiring the city, the bell chimed and boy, did I jump!
View from Giralda Tower. It was quite a climb up the tower but, the view was worth it.

View from Giralda Tower. It was quite a climb up the tower but, the view was worth it.

Oh, the smell of horses' shit and pee was compelling.

Oh, the smell of horses’ shit and pee was compelling.

Booked a city bike tour for tomorrow. I really hope (& pray) no falling please! Visiting Alcazer tomorrow and maybe, catch a Flamenco show in the evening… Let’s see!
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