Seville, or Sevilla to the locals, is the region's biggest city. In the heart of it, you can walk through centuries of medieval architecture. Seville is an old city, though, which smells of its many horse drawn carriages trotting around the plazas and streets. In its successful marketing, the city has drawn numerous tourists to take in this southern culture.
One of the highlights of Seville is its cathedral. The Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in the world. Also, the cathedral houses the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
Because of Seville's history of cultures and religions, a segment of the cathedral is attached to an ancient mosque. The bell tower, La Giralda, is famously a minaret from the former mosque.
Seville is a city full of history. You can feel a bit of a grit and age in the city, as well as the chaos from hoards of tourists. With that said, if you visit Seville be very careful of your belongings. We experienced a man scouting our table and then acting drunk in an attempt to get to our bags.
|Seville Cathedral's enormity|
|Walking around the Cathedral|
|Horse drawn carriages around the plaza and roads|
|Walking near the Alcazar|
|Another side of the Cathedral|
|One of the many entrances to the Cathedral|
|Public entrance into the Cathedral|
|Entering into the Cathedral|
|The columns in comparison to the human size|
|The heights of the Cathedral|
|Commemorating Pope John Paul II visit for the sainthood of St. Angela de la Cruz|
|La Giralda bell tower glowing at night|