Geoff and June Do Seville 
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Wednesday - Going across the bridge to the Contemporary Art Museum. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next it's the Museum of Fine Art 
Opened in the middle of the 19th century as a Museo de Pinturas, the museum mostly featured works from convents and churches. (The original building was a convent: Convento de la Merced). After several renovations in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries the museum is completely renovated and now well-known for it's paintings dating from the 15th to 17th centuries of the Seville School. Works by Murillo, Zurbarán, and Valdés Leal are the most representative of the collection. It is said to be the second best art museum in Spain behind only the Prado in Madrid. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We did go to two other art galleries, but weren't allowed to take photographs. 
It's on to the Metropol and a glass of wine. 
 
The Metropol Parasol actually is a device for revitalising the Plaza de la Encarnación, for years used as a parking lot and seen as a dead spot between more popular tourist destinations in the city. The Parasol contains a market, shops, and a podium for concerts and events. In its basement are the ruins of a Roman district, with mosaics and enough bits of wall to get a sense of what the houses were like. On the roof there is a restaurant, a viewing gallery, and a winding, undulating walkway a sort of pedestrian rollercoaster from which to appreciate the views gained by rising slightly above the general roofline of the city. 
 
 
After shopping and a relaxing session by the pool {well it's 35 degrees !} we went out at night in search of the restaurants rated 2 and 3 in Tripadvisor for Seville. 
 
We are in La Alameda. Above the statues of Hercules and Julius Caesar legendary founders of Seville. 
 
We decided to go into Az-Azait 
Az-Zait  Trip Advisor #3of 321 restaurants in Seville  based on 80 reviews 
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients 
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours 
JUST GO HERE FOR THE BEST FOOD IN SEVILLE 7 Sep 2011 
 
Mmm...   very good,  but quite expensive. 
 
 
On our way back. 
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