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La Giralda  
   

La Giralda

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

June 9th 2009
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 ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville

Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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