Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 6

Walking through town, where it’s always worth making a picture … or two. Same in the old World’s Fair area, where the EXPO ’92 was hosted and where so many nice spots were left behind.

Contrary to Lisbon (EXPO ’98) in Seville no one seems to be proud of this area and what has been built. No one recommended a bike tour through this area, while it’s only a short ride off the town centre .. they did not even mention it worth a visit when we asked.

The Puente del Alamillo is another highlight of architecture in Seville with a mighty pylon.

On our way back to town centre … always keep an eye open.

And now .. the Catedral de Sevilla with its Giralda tower was built between 1434 and 1506. It based on an ancient Almohad mosque from 1172 to 1248 and – after reconquista – a Christianized mosque between 1248 and 1434.  The 105m Giralda bell tower was the former minaret of the Almohad mosque.

The Tomb of Christopher Columbus.

The Giralda Tower.

View from Giralda tower – in the background Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, Puente del Alamillo and Metropol Parasol.

Next to come … Plaza de Espagna

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So long … and thanks for all the fish.

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