Avenue of blooming oranges

Avenue of blooming oranges

Seville is one of the most beautiful Spanish cities I have ever seen. The capital of Andalusia is associated primarily with the flaming flamenco dance. The name probably derives from a bird flamingo, and the dance is compared to a bird’s flapping wings and blooming lotus flower. Aiming to present a belligerent attitude combined with passionate love in the performance of one dancer.

Despite the passage of time and the changing views for the Spaniards, Corrida is still very important.  Although I respect Spanish culture and tradition, I am a total opponent of this type of entertainment, if you can call it that.

While visiting Seville, I was thinking about seeing Carmen or the famous barber of Seville or getting a passionate Don Juan and telling him what I think about him.

Admiring the historic and picturesque architecture of this place was one of the most interesting moments during my trip. The characteristic buildings of the city, with an admixture of Arabic style, significantly reflect the old influences of Muslims on the art and history of Spain. Huge squares connected by narrow streets, fairy-tale courtyards decorated with lush vegetation, surrounded by exotic parks, are the charm of this place.

They even say that whoever didn’t see Seville didn’t see a miracle. „Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla”

Seville is just as beautiful as hot. In the summer temperatures reach even up to 50 °C. That’s why when it’s terrible heat for the Spanish, siesta is such an important element of the day. Personally, I think that July and August are not the best time to visit this city.

It is worth coming here in spring, when among the blossoming avenues of orange trees a unique fragrance of freshness rises and the fruits ripening in the sun are as juicy and sweet as anywhere else. This can not be described in words. To this day I remember the taste of a Spanish breakfast, ciabatta with olive oil served with tomatoes and the juice of freshly squeezed oranges. Yummy….. As simple and as delicious. Of course, you can not fail to mention the delicious tapas or sangria.

As you know, I am a fan of the flea markets, so it was not even possible for me not to visit at least one. Mercadillo de los Jueves is a marketplace held every Thursday in the Calle Feria district and Plaza Monte Sion Square.

The market square is located on the square and extends further along the nearby streets.  You can find here a lot of interesting things from books and vinyl records, porcelain, or colorful sevillanas dance costumes to the a statue of Our Lady hidden under a lampshade. In the past, it was believed that the one placed at home would protect its household against every evil.

 

 

 

 

 

My attention was drawn to ceramic tiles called azulejo. They present religious, historical, geometric and vegetable motifs.  At the market, of course, these were single defective items that no longer formed a uniform whole. After all they were unique. Between the 11th and the 16th, Seville was the largest producer of azulejo. They served as an ornament and were meant to enliven the bleak spaces of palaces, mansions, churches, apartments and gardens.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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