Poppy Collated

A compilation of intrigue and beauty

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Adventures in Seville; and the tiles of Alcazar!

Having experienced the beautiful top end of Spain, we then flew down to the south. Seville was our first stop and the weather was amazing! It was much hotter than expected so I had to go shopping for cooler clothes of course!

We stayed at Fernando III which had a nice relaxing rooftop area with a pool. It was walking distance to everything and the staff were helpful and friendly. There were lots of cute little stores in this area so we enjoyed a bit of shopping and wandering when it wasn’t too hot.

One of the highlights of Seville was visiting Alcazar de Sevilla. I fell in love with the amazing tiles and architectural detail. I took so many photos of the different tiles during this visit and they’re very inspiring to look back on!

Fernando III Hotel

Fernando III Hotel

Overlooking Seville from our hotel rooftop - Fernando III

Overlooking Seville from our hotel rooftop – Fernando III

Wandering around Seville

Wandering around Seville

The line up to Alcazar

The line up to Alcazar

Alcazar de Sevilla

Alcazar de Sevilla

Tiles at Alcazar

Tiles at Alcazar

Tiles at Alcazar

Tiles at Alcazar

Tiles at Alcazar

Tiles at Alcazar

Pattern galore! Alcazar

Pattern galore! Alcazar

Wandering around Alcazar

Wandering around Alcazar

Tiles are everywhere! Alcazar

Tiles are everywhere! Alcazar

All photos by Carly Smith

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Guggenheim Bilbao

Moving a little further along the coast, we stayed one night in Bilbao before heading south. Our main reason for adding this destination to our itinerary was the Guggenheim Museum.

We were lucky enough to be offered an upgrade on our room at Melia Bilbao, which was huge! This hotel was great as it was within walking distance to the museum and had an artistic feel to it, as well as lovely staff.

Although this was a short stay, we felt like we used the time well and had great fun exploring the wonderful exhibitions at the Guggenheim! We were intrigued by Yoko Ono’s interesting installation in which she called a phone in the exhibition every so often and you were required to answer it if you happened to be near by!

Melia Bilbao

Melia Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

All photos by Carly Smith