|Metropol Parasol, Seville|
We were pretty impressed with the eating options here in Seville in general actually, including a few simple but good quality places (that I can't remember the names of,) around Plaza Hercules, and some great pinchos places.
Whilst in Seville, it would almost seem wrong not to get along to a bit of flamenco. If you read our earlier post, you will know that we caught a bit of the music in the more natural setting of bars, or penas, in Cadiz and Jerez. Here, we decided to find a flamenco show.
One thing we particularly liked in Seville was the Metropol Parasol. Built in March 2011, it is a modern building that houses the once open air market that used to be in the square, a restaurant and a concert space, as well as a small exhibition of the archaeological remains that were found during the development.
The real attraction though, is the fabulous walkway over the top. It looks great from the ground, but really comes into its own when you are on it. The structure flows organically, undulating and winding around to provide excellent views across Seville.
The porcelain factory closed in the 1980s and the site is now the home of a modern art gallery, with some rather wacky installations. Honestly, I can't say that I especially enjoyed most of the artworks, but a few were interesting and it is a pleasant place to wander around on a nice day.
Sadly, my loss of photos problem hit badly from Seville onwards, so again there are some missing from this post, and I have none at all from here on in Spain.