We’ve been itching to visit other areas of Spain and Sevilla was at the top of that list. Sevilla (Seville in English) is the fourth largest city in Spain and the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia on the southern coast of Spain. The Moors ruled in Andalusia for 800 years and their influence is stronger there than anywhere else in Spain. It is reflected in the food, the culture and the architecture. The extravagantly detailed Mudéjar style is especially striking. (Mudéjar is the term used for muslim Moors that remained in Spain after the Christians reconquered the area.)
When we realized that we could get to Sevilla in just 4 hours on the train, we didn’t hesitate. We really want to spend time there in the spring, but we just couldn’t wait that long to see what Sevilla was like. Sevilla may be known for its hot dry summers, but apparently they get plenty of rain in the winter. It rained every day we were there, but that didn’t stop us from experiencing Sevilla’s charm. We also discovered some fantastic restaurants, which I’ll share with you next week.