Seville

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Sigh. It was time to leave our Atlantic adventure behind us and start the slow road home. Winter is coming. It's frosty presence and shivery nights began to encroach on our van life.

Time to head home

Time to head home

There were a few sights we wanted to see on the road home. We decided to stop in Seville; a Spanish city which underlined the golden age of Spanish domination. This historical river port was once the economic centre of Spain.

Royal Alcázar Palace

Royal Alcázar Palace

It's no surprise this culturally rich city is the home of some mega fancy abodes. This was our first experience of Spanish architecture at its most opulent. We were in awe of the Royal Alcázar Palace. It's Moorish origins gave rise to it's magnificent mouldings. The details of which are not justified in any photo. 

Nuff tings

Nuff tings

Some Game of Thrones scenes were shot in the palace. The gardens overflow with oranges like the water in the gardens of Dorne.

Sunspear, fun-sphere 

Sunspear, fun-sphere 

ET phone Orange  

ET phone Orange  

Mindless mouths  

Mindless mouths  

Next the Plaza de España also known as Queen Amidala's home planet Naboo in Star Wars.

Naboo

Naboo

Today would be a day of architectural geekery. Originally built for the world fair of 1920, this ornate Art Deco building is now government offices. How about a meeting on the boat lake? 

Boaters  

Boaters  

Art Deco

Art Deco

Seville is a great place to amble around, the lemon tree lined parks and grand boulevards make for a relaxing city centre. 

Pedestrian paradise  

Pedestrian paradise  

Metro

Metro

We caught the metro line back to our camper van. Overall it was a unforgetable stop off. Seville changed our perception of the ease and beauty of Spanish cities.