Okay ya’ll. I’m going to be completely honest. This is my first time in Seville, we didn’t get here until after 8pm, and I am 100%. Blown. Away. It is so freaking cool here, my words are failing.

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This is the door to our hotel. Seriously. The DOOR.

We were told this hotel was in the old Jewish neighborhood. That’s not entirely accurate – it IS the old Jewish neighborhood. Seriously, it’s not a hotel so much as a giant complex of converted old houses, compete with courtyards and even the old streets still in place. To get to our room from the front lobby, you go through a secret tunnel that could be used for escaping attacks back in the day. I know I’m using a lot of caps here, but let me repeat: we get to our hotel room through a SECRET. TUNNEL. If you don’t think that’s just the coolest thing in the world, you have no soul. I’ll take pictures of it tomorrow. When we saw it, our jaws literally dropped!

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We settled in, giggling maniacally at our luck, and then headed out to explore!

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The first thing we wanted to see was the Giralda Tower – look familiar?? The one here is substantially bigger, of course, and if you look very closely at the photo, you can see the other major difference: bats! A colony of bats lives in the tower and comes swooping out at night, squeaking and eating bugs. It’s pretty adorable, actually!

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The tower is only one part of a giant cathedral. I can’t wait until it opens tomorrow and we can go inside!

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We also found a little garden…

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And plenty of amazing architecture.

Don’t tell Paris this, but so far I think Seville is prettier!

Finally, our comments winner from yesterday’s posts is…Madison S! Congrats! I’m super excited to see everyone chiming back in today too – guess you all are excited to be in Spain as well!

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