This was actually my 3rd time stopping in Seville. It’s the essential transit point between southern Portugal and Andalusia, Spain.
I really do enjoy the city.
Seville got very, very rich after being named the royal monopoly port for trade with the growing Spanish colonies in the Americas and the influx of riches from them.
I’d walked the famous Cathedral in the past, so this time signed up for the rooftop tour. Very cool.
The technology in how they made this massive structure is fascinating.
I’d recommend rooftop over the regular tour as you actually do walk through the Cathedral coming and going to the top, as well.
My guide swears this is the REAL tomb of Christopher Columbus. But there’s another in the Dominican Republic. One or the other might be the brother of Columbus.
Wikipedia list of largest largest church buildings in the world:
- St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome)
- Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady Aparecida (Brazil)
- Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
- Milan Cathedral
- Seville Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral is in the top 10, as well.
On this short trip I spent the most time at the magnificent Plaza de España and surrounding parks.
The building was built 1928 to showcase Spain’s industry and technology at the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair 1929. What a legacy!
There are free Flamenco shows all the time at this plaza.
Another highlight of this visit was getting some fog, quite unusual in a city that has near non-stop sunshine.
I don’t shoot many creative shots, thinking myself more of a Fauxtographer than Photographer.
But I will try to play around more with urban black & white. I do like the feeling they give me.
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