Everyone may tease me about my love of Blogging,Pinterest,Facebook etc. But, when visitors come its different. Andy and I love seeing family and friends arrive in Spain and the most important thing is for them to rest,relax and enjoy the Spanish way of life for a little while. So, it seems ages since my last post but they have been happy days full of adventures with lovely people.
Andy's sister and her husband wanted to visit Seville. And,we were more than happy to meet them there,spend a few days together and then bring them back to our little village. The best of all worlds... a super city and a little village.
They had never stayed at a Parador. So what a treat to stay in the walled city of Carmona just outside Seville. The government of Spain have restored some of the oldest and most impressive buildings in Spain. The Parador in Carmona being one of the best. It was a14th century Arab Fortress high above the Andalucian Plain. To spend time in a building steeped with such history is a true privilege.
You know you are in for a treat as soon as you arrive.
The fortress was built when the Moors from North Africa held the area. The construction was on the site of earlier fortresses of the early Iberian people and the Carthaginians.
The perfect place for a fortress with a view over the countryside for as far as your eye can see
We actually caught the local bus from Carmona to Seville. We had a lovely day enjoying city life. But, I always know in my heart I am a small town girl. I loved the small town of Carmona best. I think Michael Portillo might agree with me as a little Spanish bird told me he has a house there too.