THE CRUISING LIFE – TENTH CRUISE – CADIZ (SEVILLE)

Saying “farewell” to Sven and Sol, we got back onboard Freedom of the Seas and got underway, along the coast and made portcall the next morning in Cádiz, Spain. Cádiz is an ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain. The home of the Spanish Navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade. It has more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, which was traditionally used for spotting ships. On the waterfront is the domed, 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral, featuring baroque and neoclassical elements.

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda. Should you want to learn more about the Real Alzazar click on this link.

Sign
Street Scene
Cathedral
Tower
Plaza de Espana
Christopher Columbus Monument
Ornate Ceiling
Baths of Lady Maria
Patio de las Doncellas
Patio de las Doncellas
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2 Comments

  1. R. Doug Wicker March 1, 2021 at 11:07 am #

    I absolutely loved photographing Seville and Alcázar.

    Great photos as always, Bill. You do really fantastic work!

    • inletbill March 1, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words, Doug. You’re right, I had a ton of images from Seville in general and Alcazar in particular. It was tough just picking out a few for this posting.

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