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This morning started off warm and got warmer in Seville.  We went straight to the cathedral after missing it yesterday. 

However, on our way we stopped to buy a fan for Sherrie.

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Fans laid out from which too choose

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Sherrie and the kids at the fan shop

The best part of the cathedral was walking up the minaret – now bell tower – the Giralda tower.  The walk up over a thousand feet was easier because the interior is a ramp rather than steps to facilitate a horse and rider.

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Sherrie and the kids going up the tower

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Seville from the Giralda tower

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Sergio, Lucas, and Aurelia at the top of the Giralda tower

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Sherrie and the kids at the top of the Giralda tower

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Isabella in the Giralda tower

The second best part if the cathedral was the grave of Christopher Colombus.

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Isabella and Lucas at the grave of Christopher Colombus in the Seville cathedral

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Grave of Christopher Colombus in the Seville cathedral

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Cathedral rooftop and original mosque plaza below

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Isabella and Lucas never miss a chance to play in the water

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Lucas and Isabella in the mosque plaza in front of the original entrance

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The original mosque entrance at the Seville cathedral

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Giralda tower

We then had tapas for lunch which included bacon wrapped shrimp, which were wonderful.  After that we stopped in a nearby Starbucks, of which they are many, for frappuccino and cookies.

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Lucas, Isabella, and Aurelia enjoying cookies in Starbucks

We then decided to go to the bullring since that would be cool and take a scenic route along the river and post the golden tower.

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Sherrie and the kids at the golden tower. Aurelia is asleep on Sherrie's back.

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Golden tower protecting the river and port of Seville

The bullring and museum were fascination and rate as one of our favourite activities – although I don’t feel I’ve read enough Hemingway to appreciate it.

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The whole family at the Seville bullring

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Lucas and Isabella at the bullring

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The Seville bullring

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Inside the bull fighting museum

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The bull fighters chapel

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The bull fighters alter

After leaving the bullring we were approached by someone selling flamenco tickets. Since it was on our list we decided to do it, but the show started in one hour so we had to get to the show and stopped for a slice of pizza.

The flamenco show was at the school of flamenco I’m the Barrio Santa Cruz, the historic Jewish district. This also gave us a chance to see one of the more beautiful neighbourhoods in Seville.

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Buildings in Seville barrio Santa Cruz

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Street in Seville barrio Santa Cruz

We also walked through the El Arenal district.

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Seville El Arenal street

The flamenco show was very nice and luckily for the kids, and our sanity, only lasted one hour.  But, it was awesome with great dancing, guitar, and singing.

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Seville school of flamenco

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Seville school of flamenco

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Seville school of flamenco

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Seville school of flamenco

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Spanish guitar interlude at the Seville flamenco school

We then had a late dinner and enjoyed a much cooler weather on the way back to the hotel.

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