Apr 8 – We are fairly recovered from our jet lag, and ready to do some exploring. Did you know that there is an Andalusian palace here in Sevilla once thought to be a replica of Pontus Pilate’s house? It is not a replica at all, but is named for Pilate nonetheless, and is a beautiful place to spend a sunny morning. Built in the early 1500s, the duke who lived here went on pilgrimage to the holy land, and the rooms were named for events in the life of Christ.
Sevilla is known as the home of Flamenco, so the tourist souvenirs run to flouncy dresses and fans, as well as ceramics. There is a bull ring here, but no bullfights scheduled this week. Not sure if we would go to a bullfight if one was offered. Would you?
We are here at an exciting time, as Sevilla celebrates Easter in a big way, and we are seeing lots of preparations for tomorrow’s celebration of Palm Sunday. Stay tuned!