Seville

Seville is a beautiful city with a large old town and lots of history. Following are some of our favorite pictures of Seville.

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The Cathedral and Giralda Tower. There are ramps going to the top of the tower so the bell ringer could ride a donkey up to the top.

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The Gold Tower on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. This is the symbol of Seville.

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Looking Across the River to Triana

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The Metropol Parasol. This ultramodern structure is in the middle of the old town. We lived two blocks away.

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Plaza de Espana. Note rowboats on the canal.

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The Royal Alcazar. The oldest royal palace in Europe that is still in use. Originally built in the 10th century for local Moorish governors.

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Door in the Royal Alcazar. They use a lot of tile throughout the palace.

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Fountain in the Gardens of the Royal Alcazar

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Gardens of the Royal Alcazar. We attended several night concerts in these gardens.

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The Front of the Cathedral. Columbus is buried here.

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The Alter of the Cathedral.

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The Cathedral at Night.

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The Basement of a Shipyard. It is now an old folks home.

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Maria Luisa Park

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The Carmen Procession

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Casa de Pilatos. A 16th century palace.

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Tile at Casa de Pilatos. All walls have similar bordered tile panels and each panel has a different tile design.

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San Telmo Palace. Now a Government building. We never got in to tour it.

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One of the Narrow Streets of Santa Cruz, the old Jewish neighborhood.

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A Beautiful Courtyard in Santa Cruz

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A Roman Mosaic Floor in Condesa de Lebrija Palace. She collected antiquities from around the world to decorate her palace.

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Tile Wall from Condessa de Lebrija Palace. This extraordinary palace was on a shopping street near us behind doors that looked like a hundred other doors in the area.

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The Old City Walls

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City Hall

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San Jorge Castle. The headquarters for the inquisition in Seville. Now a tolerance theme center.

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Meticulous Restoration Work at Casa de Pilatos

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Macarena Church. Home to our favorite Mary.

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