Shake What Yo Mama Gave Ya!
Of course you can't leave Seville without seeing an infamous Flamenco show.
We booked a 5 o'clock show at the Museo del Baile Flamenco which we read some rave reviews about. The show promised an hour fun of entertainment, showing us different forms of Flamenco across the times accompanied by a museum tour showcasing famous Flamenco dancers and snapshots of their lives.
The show was mesmerising! I've never seen a flamenco dance performed live before and I can say that the experience is one that I would largely recommend. The dancers were exceptionally talented and you couldn't help but shout 'Ole!' watch their feet as they rapidly danced along to the music, filling the whole room with an electrifying energy.
Credit should also be given to the guitarist and singer who treated us to some authentic Spanish music.
One of the things that surprised me the most about Seville were the Arabic touches to the architecture which as I write about my Boyfriend is giving me a brief history lesson on the Arabic invasion that occurred in 711. He's surprisingly well versed in historic events and loves to play pseudo tour guide on holiday.
Inspired by this and keen to outwit him, we visited two museums located in Plaza de America (which is weirdly inhabited by a ton of birds), the Archaeological museum and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
For only 6 euros we were able to rent a small rowing boat and take a little cruise around Plaza de Espagna. After enjoying being passenger for the first 15 minutes I decided to have a go myself and I can tell you it did not go well. Considering I have never rowed a day in my life and have pretty crappy upper body strength, it is pretty obvious that I sucked at it. I sucked so badly in fact that I'm pretty sure that I heard laughter as I struggled to row in a straight direction and frequently crashed. Regardless, it was all part of the fun and really enjoyable!