Hello there! As I mentioned in my last post, on Sunday morning we took a train from Valencia to Seville, where we will be until tomorrow (Wednesday). Seville has impressed us all with it’s abundance of cheap tapas and historical sites. Since there is so much to cover here, I will be doing a few posts over the next couple of days about this beautiful city. First up- The Cathedral, Giralda Bell Tower, and Plaza de España!
Seville’s Cathedral was built over the span of 120 years, beginning in 1402, and is the third largest church in the world.
The High Altar in the Cathedral is 65 feet tall and the largest altar piece in the world. It contains 44 scenes from the life of Jesus, which are hard to depict here, but are very detailed in person.
Dad is standing in front of Christopher Columbus’ tomb, being carried by four kings. In 2006, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ death, the remains from the tomb were sampled, and the results clarified that yes, those are his actual remains.
This angel is a part of a jeweled crown that is housed in the Cathedral. The torso of the angel is made from the world’s largest pearl. That must’ve been one big oyster! 😉
The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral, and provides sweeping views of the city from the top.
The Plaza de España is a square located in the Maria Luisa Park that was built in 1928 for the 1929 International Fair. I loved the colorful tiles and beautiful panorama view of the square.
Let’s not forget about the amazing food… just a few pictures to hold you over until next time!
Father’s Day beer! We love you, Dad!