The Cathedral of the Holy Chalice is the home base for the Archbishop, the home for the diocesan community. It is the center of the liturgical life of the Diocese. The side chapel contains a chalice which is said to be the cup from which Christ served his disciples at his last supper with them. Part of the first cathedral, dating from the Roman-Visigoth era still exists as well as a 6th century crypt chapel. During the period of Muslim rule, the Moors built a mosque on this site. Then in 1262 the first stone was laid for the present Gothic style building
I was deeply impressed everywhere we visited with the age of many of the buildings. I had not fully appreciated how old Spanish towns and cities are and how much history has taken place in this hot, dry country. We study Greece. We study Rome. I now have a growing feeling that modern history books do not give Spain a fair hearing.
We are retired librarians. Nancy worked for the Board of Education and Bill operated a one person engineering library for a communications company. Travel has been one of our passions our entire marriage.
Originally we thought this blog would report only on our trip to Prague. However, we have decided to add entries and photos previous trips. We hope you enjoy them.
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