Holy Week in Seville, Alcazar, Flamenco dancing

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Statue at Plaza Neuva, king Ferdinand?
We started our day at the Flamenco Dance Museum, planning to go the Cathedral in the afternoon. However, when we got to the entrance of the Cathedral, we found out that it had a change of schedule due to the Holy Week processions (which all go through the Cathedral, of course!) so it was closed to the public today, as well as Sunday! Hmm, luckily we were staying several days here in Seville, and decided we could see the Cathedral on Monday morning, before heading out of town.

The Flamenco Dance Museum had displays of beautiful and fancy dresses for flamenco dancing, it also had videos explaining the various flavors of flamenco dancing, and the famous dancers over the years. It was quite interesting. We also purchased tickets to include the dance show in the evening, so we would return later tonight.
A colorful church at Plaza de Salvador


Since we couldn't see the Cathedral interior today, we went to the next attraction, the Alcazar Real, the royal palace. It was right next to the Cathedral, and had many beautiful and interesting architectural details to look at. Very moorish and intricately designed, not quite as fancy in scale as the Alhambra we would visit in Granada later on our trip, but it was definitely a palace! The garden had many fountains, and formal designs. I loved the elevated walkway around the garden the most, what a great idea! We could overlook the garden as we walked around it, then we descended a narrow stairway and walked back inside the garden on the way out.

We returned to the hotel for a siesta, and headed back to the Flamenco Dance Museum around 7pm for the dance show.
A cute little incense burner in the shape of a hooded brother in Holy Week processions
They had a pair of dancers for paired dancing, then the musicians would play some pieces, then the man would come out and dance a solo piece, more music, then the woman. They were very very good, and energetic, there was a lot of footwork, tapping, all wonderful to watch.

After watching the dance, we walked to the Barrio de Santa Cruz area and had our dinner at the restaurant Corral del Agua which served fine Andalusian cuisine, it was described as a romantic pink-tablecloth place with a smart interior and charming courtyard seating in the guidebook, and the fried fishes were real good, I had a duck leg as my main course. Then we toured around in the Barrio de Santa Cruz after dinner before heading back to the hotel.
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Statue at Plaza Neuva, king Ferdin…
Statue at Plaza Neuva, king Ferdi…
A colorful church at Plaza de Salv…
A colorful church at Plaza de Sal…
A cute little incense burner in th…
A cute little incense burner in t…
Purple mats in front of stores on …
Purple mats in front of stores on…
Red banner of the Museum of Flamen…
Red banner of the Museum of Flame…
Inside the flamenco museum, beauti…
Inside the flamenco museum, beaut…
Inside the flamenco museum, beauti…
Inside the flamenco museum, beaut…
Inside the flamenco museum, beauti…
Inside the flamenco museum, beaut…
Inside the flamenco museum, an old…
Inside the flamenco museum, an ol…
stairwell inside the flamenco muse…
stairwell inside the flamenco mus…
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Plaza de la Virgen del Los Reyes …
Plaza de la Virgen del Los Reyes n…
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Outside the Cathedral entrance on…
Horse carriage rides past the Cath…
Horse carriage rides past the Cat…
the Cathedrals Gothic exterior
the Cathedral's Gothic exterior
the Cathedral entrance
the Cathedral entrance
the Cathedrals Gothic exterior
the Cathedral's Gothic exterior
the Cathedrals Gothic exterior
the Cathedral's Gothic exterior
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A statue looking very much like t…
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Statue of Triumph of Faith at the…
outside the Cathedral, in Plaza de…
outside the Cathedral, in Plaza d…
View of the Cathedral from near th…
View of the Cathedral from near t…
the Cathedral rooftops, wonderfull…
the Cathedral rooftops, wonderful…
Map of the Alcazar at the entrance
Map of the Alcazar at the entrance
Into the Alcazar palace
Into the Alcazar palace
wall at the Alcazar
wall at the Alcazar
the Alcazar
the Alcazar
Into the courtyard  Patio de la Mo…
Into the courtyard Patio de la M…
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fancy fans in the museum room of …
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detail of a fan on display in the…
A painting of Santa Maria de los B…
A painting of Santa Maria de los …
Apparently a popular place for wed…
Apparently a popular place for we…
at the Alcazar
at the Alcazar
the Alcazar, court of the Maidens
the Alcazar, court of the Maidens
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Inside courtyard of the Alcazar, …
looking up at the arch, intricate …
looking up at the arch, intricate…
at the Alcazar, the inner Dolls c…
at the Alcazar, the inner Doll's …
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the ceiling of one of the rooms i…
the ceiling of one of the rooms in…
the ceiling of one of the rooms i…
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the side room off the previously …
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Another look at the ceiling and p…
the courtyard in the Alcazar, the …
the courtyard in the Alcazar, the…
The Alcazar, looking into the Maid…
The Alcazar, looking into the Mai…
Real Alcazar carved on the benches
Real Alcazar carved on the benches
a tapestry showing the Atlantic Oc…
a tapestry showing the Atlantic O…
the Tapestry room with the huge ta…
the Tapestry room with the huge t…
The garden in the Alcazar, looking…
The garden in the Alcazar, lookin…
pond in the Alcazar garden
pond in the Alcazar garden
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the Alcazar garden viewed from th…
the Alcazar garden viewed from the…
the Alcazar garden viewed from th…
the Alcazar garden viewed from the…
the Alcazar garden viewed from th…
the Alcazar garden, center
the Alcazar garden, center
The Alcazar garden
The Alcazar garden
The Alcazar garden
The Alcazar garden
The Alcazar garden
The Alcazar garden
in the Alcazar garde, more wedding…
in the Alcazar garde, more weddin…
The Alcazar garden. a flowering tr…
The Alcazar garden. a flowering t…
The Alcazar garden, a fountain
The Alcazar garden, a fountain
The Alcazar garden, statue of Napt…
The Alcazar garden, statue of Nap…
The Alcazar garden, more fountains
The Alcazar garden, more fountains
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The Alcazar garden, and more foun…
the Alcazar garden, the pond again…
the Alcazar garden, the pond agai…
the Alcazar garden
the Alcazar garden
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view of the Giralda Tower from dow…
view of the Giralda Tower from do…
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Further down the street, looking …
a statue of Virgin Mary on the Arc…
a statue of Virgin Mary on the Ar…
details of the archway of the Cath…
details of the archway of the Cat…
details of the archway of the Cath…
details of the archway of the Cat…
details of the archway of the Cath…
details of the archway of the Cat…
details of the archway of the Cath…
details of the archway of the Cat…
details of the archway of the Cath…
details of the archway of the Cat…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
The male flamenco dancer. he reall…
The male flamenco dancer. he real…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco M…
Flamenco dancing at the Flamenco …
soup
soup
salad
salad
seafood
seafood
duck leg for dinner
duck leg for dinner
Plaza Santa Cruz in the heart of B…
Plaza Santa Cruz in the heart of …
Plaza Santa Cruz in the heart of B…
Plaza Santa Cruz in the heart of …
hams with the little drip catching…
hams with the little drip catchin…
the Las Teresas bar where the hams…
the Las Teresas bar where the ham…
busy restaurant at night in Barrio…
busy restaurant at night in Barri…
streets at night in Barrio Santa C…
streets at night in Barrio Santa …
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photo by: JP-NED