Exploring Seville Spain

There are so many places to discover in Seville The Plaza de España was our first stop and it is beautiful.  There is a large park adjacent to the Plaza and many horse drawn carriages providing rides through the park and also into other places in Seville.   The Gold tower (Torre del Oro) in the background is on the … Continue reading

The April Fair in Seville Spain

The April Fair in Seville Spain About 3 weeks after Easter, Seville has an April Fair.  This is a celebration of Andalucia.  There are streets lined with private tents that have local food, drinks, music, and of course Flamenco dancing. We had been noticing many women around Seville dressed in Flamenco dresses.  We did not know whether this was just … Continue reading

Alcázar in Seville Spain

Amazing Alcázar in Seville Spain The Alcázar is located very near the Cathedral.  Originally the Alcázar was a Moorish fort and later a royal palace.  There are a group of buildings from different time periods with different types of architecture.     There are gardens, courtyards, reflecting pools, patios, fountains, tiles, columns, elaborate ceilings, and the list goes on.  The … Continue reading

The Cathedral in Seville Spain

The Beautiful Cathedral in Seville Spain Walking up to the Cathedral is quite impressive.  It is ginormous!  Come to find out, it is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and the third largest church in the world.  We walked all the way around it and it is about the size of a city block.   We did not realize … Continue reading

Day Trip to Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain Written by Dave: As we were checking out of our campsite in Tarifa, we asked if there were any stops on the way to Seville worth making.  They said Cadiz was worth a visit, so we plugged the info into our navigation, and headed for Cadiz.  It wasn’t much out of the way, so was an easy stop … Continue reading

Day Trip in Tangier, Morocco

Tangier, Morocco Written by Dave: First Attempt, No Go After our visit to Ronda we headed south to Tarifa to make our trip to Morocco.  I bought the tickets for the next day, and we got ourselves ready for the trip.  That night, a very strong wind blew in.  It shook the camper all night and threatened to blow the … Continue reading

Arabic Baths in Ronda Spain

The Arabic Baths of Ronda Written by Dave:  The Arabic Baths in Ronda are the best preserved baths in the Iberian Peninsula.  They were built between the eighth and ninth centuries.  They were positioned on the outskirts of the Muslim Medina, so they could bath before entering the city.  We didn’t really know what to expect there, but Luie saw … Continue reading

The Bullring in Ronda Spain

The Oldest Bullring in Spain Written by Dave: The city of Ronda has the oldest bullring in Spain.  It took 6 years to complete, and was finished in 1785.  The bullring in Ronda was designed by the same architect who designed the new bridge in Ronda.  Bullfighting has always been very important in Ronda, and it is considered an art, … Continue reading

A look around Ronda Spain

Ronda Spain Ronda has an old town and a new town that is connected by their famous bridge.  We took some time to explore both areas.   Luie kept remarking how many churches there were.  And he was right.  Along with many impressive churches there were also several museums.  There is a lot of interesting history in Ronda.   I … Continue reading

The Bridge and Gorge of Ronda, Spain

The Bridge and Gorge of Ronda, Spain are just stunning.  As are the amazing views from the bridge.  The bridge was completed in 1793 and is the symbol of the city of Ronda.  It is 360 feet down to the ravine.  Makes you feel a little woosy when looking straight down from atop the bridge. It is pretty dramatic to … Continue reading