Three full days in Sevilla is a good amount of time to explore the city and cover the main sites at a leisurely pace. Our last full day brought us to the Bullring and Ceramic Museum, neither of which were on my initial list of places to hit. As an animal lover, I have misgivings about bullfighting. There is no way I will ever attend a bullfight. You can pay me $10 million dollars and I wouldn’t do it. However, as a forever curious person, I’m always up for a museum tour of a subject that I know very little about.
By the time we got to the bullpen, I was done and depressed. People were taking pictures in the empty pens, and I had to walk out. Cruel. Unfair. Those were the sentiments I walked away with from that museum.
Our next stop was across the bridge in the Triana neighborhood where the ceramic museum is located. The entry ticket to the Royal Alcazar from yesterday allowed us free admission into the ceramic museum.
The ceramic museum goes over the tile and pottery-making process, along with its exhibits of interesting historical products.
Upon closer look, painted ceramic tiles are everywhere in Triana.
I’ve always been (and remain) partial to Islamic tiles for their geometric harmony. However, after today’s museum visit, I’ve developed a greater appreciation for the Spanish tile designs.