My Pictures of Sevilla

I spent a day in Sevilla, which is in the south of Spain

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The Cathedral of Sevilla is the third largest Church in Europe, 126 meters long (413 feet) (only St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London are larger). Sevilla was also the home of St. Isidore, Bishop of Sevilla.
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Originally there was a mosque built here between 1184 and 1198, little of it is visible today. Moslems inhabited parts of Spain from 711-1492.
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Inside the Palace of the Christian Kings, with a view of the Cathedral tower, called the Giralda. The tower measures 96 meters (315 feet) to the weather vane.
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Inside the now Gothic / Renaissance Cathedral, constructed over the mosque between 1434-1517.
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A nice stained glass window of Pentecost.
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A view of the massive organ, with the main altar in the background.
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A side entrance to the cathedral.
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The minaret (tower) of the former Mosque now makes up the lower two thirds of the Giralda. One can climb it (by ramp) up to the level of the bells where the upper section was built between 1558 and 1568.
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A view part of the Cathedral from the tower. Yes, that's the bullfighting arena in the background.
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View of the palace of the Catholic Kings from the tower.
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The high altar inside the Cathedral.
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Detail of the carvings in the high altar.
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The tomb of Christopher Columbus in the Cathedral. (Note the massive painting of St. Christopher in the background.) Trivia fact: Christopher Columbus was born in Italy, learned to sail in Portugal, but discovered America for Spain.
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A side altar affectionately called the "blind virgin".
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In the Fine Arts Museum of Sevilla, which features many Spanish and Sevillian artists, here a nice Last Supper.
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Built in a former Convent of Calced Mercederians, the Museum makes use of the beautiful chapel.
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St. Thomas Aquinas, surrounded by the 4 great Fathers.
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Murillo is one the most famous Sevillian painters, here the Assumption.
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A nice picture of the Immaculate Conception, also by Murillo.
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The only Caravaggio in the museum: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist.
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A nice Baroque painting of St. Teresa of Avila.
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"The Death of the Maestro" - one has to understand the importance of bullfighting in Spain.
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A view of the Cathedral and Giralda tower.
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That evening there was a nice performance of traditional Spanish music and dance in one of the squares.
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The main entrance of the Cathedral at night.
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The Cathedral at night.
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The Cathedral and Giralda tower.

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