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We spent a hot day in Seville exploring the streets, visiting the Alcazar, and enjoying a carriage ride.

It promised to be a hot day and it delivered with temperatures over 90f/30c. But we stayed cool, drank a lot of water, and whenever possible stayed in the shade.

Since it was Sunday the cathedral was offering mass all day and not suitable fit sightseeing. Therefore, we started with the Alcazar.

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Sherrie and the kids in a Seville plaza on the way to the Alcazar

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Sergio, Isabella, and Lucas in a Seville plaza walking to the Alcazar

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Building in Seville

The Alcazar was nice but we thought the decoration and architecture were better at the Alhambra. However, the historic events which occurred in the space are amazing.

During the height of Spanish power the Alcazar was the royal palace and where Amerigo Vespucci created the first atlas, Columbus planned his voyage and prayed in the chapel before leaving, and where the new world riches and exploration were administered. It is a significant location in world history.

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Sherrie, Isabella, and Aurelia walking into the Alcazar

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Isabella and Lucas in the chapel where Columbus prayed and planned in front of the famous painting marking the first European images of native Americans as well as the best portrait of Columbus

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Sherrie and kids in the Alcazar hunting courtyard

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Sergio, Lucas, and Isabella in the Alcazar hunting courtyard

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Dolls' patio in the Alcazar

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Alcazar ambassador room

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Alcazar doorway

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Alcazar courtyard

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Isabella and Lucas resting in the Alcazar

Leaving the Alcazar after a few hours we were on the hunt for some fans. However, a hard sell by a horse coach convinced us – albeit with a little bartering. It was a great 45 minute ride through the best sights in Seville, a great thing on a hot day.

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Isabella on the coach

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Isabella, Lucas, and Aurelia in the coach

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Sergio, Isabella, Lucas, and Aurelia in the coach after the ride

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Lucas, Aurelia, and Isabella looking at the horses

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Aurelia examining the horses and coaches

After the coach ride we went on the hunt for fans. All the kids got a fan and Lucas fit a new hat.

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The kids with their fans and Lucas with his new hat

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Aurelia on the way to ice cream

We them had ice cream followed by pizza for dinner. The best order of things in my opinion šŸ™‚

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Aurelia, Lucas, and Aurelia enjoying ice cream in Seville

During dinner Lucas kept saying “hola” to everyone who passed by hoping for a reaction. Isabella, meanwhile, was keeping watch down the sidewalk and announcing “more customers” to Lucas when people were approaching. It was funny and almost everyone was smiling and laughing.

It was a nice day full of adventure. Seville is filled with friendly people and an interesting amalgamation of architecture spanning a 1000 years and multiple cultures.

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Seville cathedral belltower, a converted minaret

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