There is so much to share with you from my trip! I am back from our European vacation and full of stories. Honestly I just cannot even decide where to begin…our travels began in Spain. I’ll have a full rundown mid-week of our Madrid highlights but today is all about Seville, Spain. I had never been but so many people recommended that Seville was a MUST…so we off we went to Seville.
A day trip visit to Sevilla was a last minute idea. We decided to hop on a train early morning last Monday…2 hours from Madrid…to see this classically Spanish town. We had hired a private guide to take us on a 3.5 hour walking tour (not enough time) and then we planned on being back in Madrid by evening for dinner.
So much to see in the small southern Spain town of Seville (Sevilla if in Spanish). My favorite was the Alcázar de Sevilla…the royal palace in Seville that is renowned as the most beautiful in the country and is the oldest palace still in use in Europe. The Spanish Royal family uses it for official events when they leave the capital of Madrid.
Strong Moorish influences stood out in every etch and every arch throughout the palace. Floor to ceiling was absolutely stunning…herringbone floors, mosaic tiles, zellige tile, Arabic inspired arches, ruin courtyards. Detail wood work and plaster work. The architecture is amazing.
My breath was taken away by this palace. It was like a dream. At one point we were walking through the expansive lush gardens when a beautiful group of peacocks ran in front of us. Unbelievably enchanting.
We also visited the main cathedral that blend architectural details of Northern Africa (Morocco) on the exterior with classic European architecture on the inside…just so many details to swoon over.
I purchased this Laurence Bras dress from Jill Robert’s boutique in Beverly Hills and didn’t know when to debut it at home, but decided Europe was the perfect place for this summery dress. Paired here with a pair of gladiator sandals from Guess.
We ended our day…rushing through the shops in a quarter with beautiful narrow streets and with a wonderful gelato…in the 100 degree weather.
A dream day trip…I highly recommend if you are ever in Spain.
P.S. Today I back to reality. Going to the gym. Lots of work to catch up on too. Happy though after an amazing trip!