Andalusia: Stop #1

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

WhyMorocco by MandyinMorocco

I have a confession to make.  I’m a bit of a history and architecture geek.  And so when my friend, an equal geek about that kinda stuff, said she was going to Spain, I planned a week in Andalusia together.

First stop, Sevilla.

After we had a proper catch up (we hadn’t seen each other in just over a year), and sampling some Spanish wine of course, we decided we should head out and see the city.

I was very interested in the Mudejar architecture (Western architecture that incorporates Islamic arts like carved stucco, beautifully painted ceilings and more).  And so our lunch of tapas and cold beer on a sunny afternoon was enjoyed with a view of Giralda, the gorgeous minaret-turned-steeple in Seville.

You see Sevilla was founded by the same dynasty that founded Marrakech.  So it’s no surprise that this monument resembles the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech.


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