My marathon trip went smooth as silk, and now here I am in beautiful Seville.
Yesterday I went to the Cathedral and got my credencial, aka my pilgrim passport, stamped, and found the first couple of waymarks. I also went to the Alcazar, which is simply amazing, full of layers of tiles and decoration and mudejar arches. And I must say, Ferdinand and Isabella were at the forefront of branding. The symbols of Castille y Leon are EVERYwhere.

After a dinner at a tapas bar, I wandered in the gardens of
Seville, joining the local paseo.

Today I visited the Basilica of the Macarena, the Museo des Bellas Artes, and the marketplace in Triana, where I bought some oranges and other snacks for my first day walking. Plus I traced the first few blocks of the Via de la Plata, so I can find my way in the morning.

So much to see! So much I could write about! But even after a couple of days I´m still a bit jet-lagged so will keep this short. I am just so happy to be here at last.

Now no more tourist for me; tomorrow I hit the road and head for Guillena, my first stop on the camino. Wish me luck!
Hasta pronto!

Author: Melissa

1 thought on “Seville

  1. Love to travel vicariously with you Melissa. Are the orange trees in blossom? Have a lovely first day walking- and keep us posted-buen camino!

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