Seville, Spain
Date:
15/02/2000

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Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda

Big and little boys sometimes need a little help from a book or map.


 
Another view of Sevilla and note the 18th century bullring - Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Sevilla


 
A view from atop the Giralda, which is 98 meters (322 feet) high

The Chancel inside Catedral de Sevilla is lavish and rich with a delicately carved Flemish altarpiece with brilliant gold leaf.


 
The remains of Christopher Columbus are claimed to be inside this 19th century monument in Catedral de Sevilla. Some doubt this.

La Giralda began as a minaret in the 12th century. An earthquake destroyed much of it in 1355 and later in the 16th century Christians built a new top on the minaret to function as a bell tower.


 
'Catedral de Sevilla', begun in 1401, is one of the largest in the world and also houses more than 500 works of art from the 16th and 17th centuries. This massive display of richness reflects how Sevilla benefited from exploration and discovery of the New World.


 
PAIGE'S OBSERVATIONS
 
15 Feb 2000 - 'Catedral de Sevilla', begun in 1401, is one of the largest in the world and houses more than 500 works of art from the 16th and 17th centuries reflecting the massive riches enjoyed by Sevilla when it had a monopoly on trade with the New World. The Chancel inside Catedral de Sevilla is a lavish, delicately carved Flemish altarpiece with brilliant gold leaf. A large 19th century monument holds the remains of Christopher Columbus - or so they say (The Dominican Republic also claims his grave.) Attached to the cathedral is La Giralda, which began as a minaret in the 12th century. An earthquake in 1355 destroyed much of it, but later in the 16th century, Christians added a new bell tower atop the remnants of the minaret. The view from 98 meters (322 feet) high in Giralda reveals all of romantic, glorious Sevilla.

 

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