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Game of Thrones and Star Wars sets

The day in Seville was a rough day… My friend living there showed me a real Spanish experience the night before (when I got home from Córdoba) and we needed to get an early start on the day… It wasn’t a great equation. 

 

Olivia had off and took me around the city. We were off to the Alcazar! We first passed the Giralda on the way. 

   

         

I was so excited for this. They filmed some of the new season of Game of Thrones here and I’m clearly a big fan. We spent about an hour walking around the grounds, just letting our allergies soak in all the pollen.

   

                      

    

         

We walked down to the river and around the Arenal area seeing the Royal Bullring and men tanning amongst other things.

   

                                           

To top off my nerdy fan girl day we went to Plaza de España… Where part of Star Wars was filmed. I was blown away. 

   

               

                                     

We took a nice scenic route back through the city before I was off to Granada!

  

                   

Gone to visit Ferdinand and Isabella

I woke up and due to scheduling despite my desire to not, it was a day trip travel kind of day. Seville is centrally located in the south of Spain so it was a great location to day trip from. My only complaint was that there were too many places to choose from. I really wanted to see Gibraltar but it was a very long bus ride with little time between to actually be there. I could go to the beach, Cadiz or Malaga. Out of ease (laziness) and lack of brain power to decision make I decided on Córdoba. I previously wanted to go here, nixed it, and now here I am. Córdoba seems to have a lot of mixed reviews as to being worth going to more than other places. And despite my lack of planning for Córdoba from my 33 page PowerPoint (not kidding, I love planning) I set off. I went by an over priced quick train. I also want to add now, I loved my choice and didn’t regret it. This is shown by my hundreds of pictures I’m about to post…

  

I saw that on the way… Like what? Random castles between the orange vineyards. 
I think the city has public wifi, that or I signed off in Spanish to use the wifi probably for the price of my 3 first born children. Either way, it was awesome. From previous GPS I found my way through gardens and continued with the newfound wifi. Gardens is kind of an understatement…. Fountains, shops, and orange trees. 
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

I followed along and ended up at the Cruz Roja de Córdoba. 
   

  

  

 

Walking from the train station, Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba and Virgen de Los Faroles came first and was where my path led. It was €8 to get in (adult, no student discount) and completely worth it. As everyone knows, I am not one to pay to go into things but this is not the place to be stingy with those whole eight euros. 
   

  

  

  

  

  

 

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

    

  

 

  


I walked around back to find the old Roman Bridge and the Calahorra Tower. It was Mereen, straight out of Game of Thrones.  

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

   

  

               

Last but not least, the Alcazar. 

   

                                                                             

After that, I got paella, wandered, and found some art displays before leaving Córdoba. 

   

                                    

I still hate paella, Spanish food does not do good things for my stomach. I also ended up not being let on my train because I “wasn’t early enough”. But, I got on the next one at no extra cost and all was fine.