Published: July 7th 2012July 7th 2012
We now left Portugal and are back in Spain.No problems finding the Hotel, allthough it was in a very small street. The Hotel was with parking and on seeing the street I knew the parking would be somewhere underground with a lot of obstacles. We booked in and had a look at the room. We could leave the car for a moment in front of the Hotel but later they opened a door on the side and yes parking underground. Not as bad as the ones we had before but our car has a bad lock and is not that small. But we managed. We settled in and had a quick look around the neighbourhood. It is a very nice Hotel but is not in a flourishing area. We found a suitable place to eat for later on. A town visit was also on. After the afternoon siesta the shops open around 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Our room in the Hotel was excellent. Twin beds and lots of room. Next day, after we had a very nice breakfast, we decided to have a look at this gigantic Gothic church. It is the largest Gothic church in the world.
inside the church
We had to pay entree, but pensioners are having a reasonable discount. The church was build in the year 1401 over the raised side of the Great Mosque. It took a century to build. It houses lots of treasers, paintings from around the 14th and 15th centuries. As well as religious treasers, gold goblets etc etc.The wood carvings are astonishing. The tomb of Christopher Columbus is there as well and is very impresive. There are lots of people from all over the world that visit this magnificent building. You ask yourself how they were able to build something like this in those years. It is also a very high church, not exactly sure but we heard that to work on those heights, they used prisoners. The Bell tower was original the minaret of the Mosque. This tower was finnished in 1184.It is the famous landmark of Sevilla. We spent most of the day there and it was well worth it. A nice cold beer before we walked back to our quarters. After a shower we went to our newly discovered restaurant. It looks like a neighbourhood cafe but makes a nice meal. Real Spanish. We do know the meat is
tomb of Columbus
Pork. Tomorrow we visit a Palace called Alcazar. Till than Liz & Allan.
There are more photos below