Sevilla Cathedral - Guinness World Record largest church by area; third largest in Europe after St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and St. Paul's in London
Entrance to cathedral
Columbus' Tomb - he was tied to much of this region of Spain and his body was moved from the Caribbean and supposedly rests now under the guard of these gentlemen.
Columbus' Tomb - recall that he was from Genoa, Italy, but since it was King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel that spotted him a few pesos to sail to the "New World"
Crown from the cathedral treasury - I think it was a crown worn by Isabel, but I could be wrong. Either way it was loaded with some 10,000 precious stones and featuring this angel with a body made out of the largest pearl in the world.
View from the top of the tower in the cathedral - notice the famous bullfighting ring on the right.
View from Cathedral Tower
Marisa posed in the orangerie in the cathedral...........
.......complete with an old irrigation system put in place by the Moors
Moorish style entrance to the orangerie
Backside view of cathedral with funky lamppost
Here he is ladies........the original Don Juan from Sevilla. I don't know about you, but I thought he'd be a little taller.
Alcazar - we really enjoyed walking through this old Moorish palace. Some common trends that you'll notice in Moorish architecture are: reflecting pools...........
........arched doorways and walkways..........
......decorative tiles in geometric patterns (since decorations featuring people or animals were frowned upon for being possible idols) ........
......tapestries featuring the Mediterranean as the center of the world........
......and plenty of natural beauty such as these immaculate gardens.
Marisa enjoyed the return trip to Sevilla and it was nice spending a beautiful day there.