Sevillian Gothic experience.

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June 9th 2009
Published: June 14th 2009
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The main entrance to the Cathedral.
Despite some minor hiccups accessing the apartment, Seville is stupendous. We started the afternoon exploring the Cathedral and La Giralda. Spanish Catholicism in this area is like nothing else. They like dressing up the statues like dollies. However, it does little to detract from the churches. The Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the 3rd largest church in the world. It houses the tombs of Christopher Colombus and King Ferdinand III. The reredos (altar pieces) are beyond description. We also climbed la Giralda. Fortunately it does not have stairs, but 35 ramps to the get to the top. Apparently, when the tower was a minaret, it allowed the either the sultan or the person who calls Muslims to prayer to ride up it on his horse. It is now the bell tower for the cathedral.

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The main altar

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La Giralda

Originally a minaret, it is now the Cathedral's bell tower.

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