Monday, June 8, 2009

The Rio Guadalquivar

On the west side of Sevilla, there are two channels of the Rio Guadalquivar. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the river provided passage to the Atlantic and Sevilla was the principle port city for shipping to and from the Americas. Now, the river has silted in to the point that only relatively small ships can pass through. It is still a major feature for Sevilla and there are many interesting features and recreational activities along its shores.

This is view across the river.

There is a riverwalk that is lined with bougainbillas, palm trees, and orange trees. The orange trees are amazing. They use them for landscaping everywhere. Evidently, the oranges are not that great because most of them are loaded with large unpicked fruit.

They have a paddling club here and Sevilla is a center for the national rowing teams.

Sevilla is famous for its bull fighting. We are hoping to go to a bull fight one night this week. The arena is located on the river.

No comments:

Post a Comment