Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Day Trip To Seville.

Last Monday morning we got up early and boarded the coach (6.40) to Seville.  It cost us 144 Euros for the four of us to go on our day trip to Spain.  We picked up other day trippers along the way out of the Algarve to Spain.  The tourists seemed to be made up of Brits and Germans.

It was good to visit another European country on our travels.  Last year I went to Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia.

I couldn't believe what was behind this door.  It looked a grand enough building with it's ornate facade.  It's the Plaza De Espana in Seville.



We walked through the entrance hall and out into the courtyard/canal.  What a vista.

 Air cooling system on one of the roofs.  A necessary piece of equipment.  It was 32 degrees in Seville.





Built in the nineteen thirties.  Probably the most impressive piece of modern architecture I have ever seen.  The building was featured in Lawrence of Arabia and one of the Star Wars films.

We stopped on the way back at a roadside cafe bar and had a small glass of Spanish beer.  I enjoyed our day trip to Spain.  I didn't enjoy flying to Portugal when the steward informed us by phone that the pilot was going to the toilet for a few minutes.  Sure enough the cockpit door opens and the pilot walks up the aisle to the outside toilets on the wings (it was a cheap flights operator), seriously he goes to the toilet at the back of the plane.  Why couldn't he have used the one at the front and wasn't it good that the air steward was now flying the plane?  It was a very tense and quiet five minutes in the plane while the pilot carried out his ablutions.

We got there Ok and back to sunny Ireland last Friday.  It was good to have a change of scenery and it's great to have such wonderful weather in Ireland.  Never known an April like it!


10 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing. Thank,you,for sharing such lovely photos.

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  2. Thanks BG. It was an amazing sight when we walked through the doorway and greeted by such magnificent buildings and vista. We also saw the Seville bullring, oranges growing on trees, more magnificent architecture and a bridge designed by Eiffel. Seville is a beautiful place and very very hot. Thanks!

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  3. Nice to see you are taking a break, albeit just a day
    You deserve a change of scene

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    1. Hi John. It was a day trip from the Algarve in Portugal. Great weather and a good time had by all. Ireland's weather is uncharacteristically good at present. Perhaps this is Summer? Thanks!

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  4. That sounds great Dave. I love a nice long day trip to somewhere else when I am on holiday, with an early start and going to another country, even better. I am very envious. And stopping at the roadside café is part of the fun. When we stayed in the Algarve we got up at 6.00 and took a day trip to Lisbon, got back at 10.00 pm. A friend recommended Seville to me recently. From your photos it looks like a place worth a visit on its own. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Rachel. I thought of you when I visited the Plaza De Espana. You would love the architecture and the river and the Eiffel bridge... It's well worth visiting for a city break for a few days. Thanks!

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  5. What a fantastic place. I am not one for travelling and sight seeing, but this place I wouldn't mind making the effort to see!

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  6. Hi Vera. Seville is beautiful and full of wonderful architecture. It's well worth a weekend or a few days city break. The Plaza De Espana is like seeing the eighth wonder of the world. Thanks!

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  7. Seville looks a lovely place to visit, right up my street. Glad you had a nice break Dave.

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  8. Hi Deb. Seville is well worth a visit and you could visit the Algarve at the same time. It's full of great architecture and not expensive and very warm. Thanks!

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