Seville is a beautiful city with a large old town and lots of history. Following are some of our favorite pictures of Seville.
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.
The Gold Tower on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. This is the symbol of Seville.
Looking Across the River to Triana
The Metropol Parasol. This ultramodern structure is in the middle of the old town. We lived two blocks away.
Plaza de Espana. Note rowboats on the canal.
The Royal Alcazar. The oldest royal palace in Europe that is still in use. Originally built in the 10th century for local Moorish governors.
Door in the Royal Alcazar. They use a lot of tile throughout the palace.
Fountain in the Gardens of the Royal Alcazar
Gardens of the Royal Alcazar. We attended several night concerts in these gardens.
The Front of the Cathedral. Columbus is buried here.
The Alter of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral at Night.
The Basement of a Shipyard. It is now an old folks home.
Maria Luisa Park
The Carmen Procession
Casa de Pilatos. A 16th century palace.
Tile at Casa de Pilatos. All walls have similar bordered tile panels and each panel has a different tile design.
San Telmo Palace. Now a Government building. We never got in to tour it.
One of the Narrow Streets of Santa Cruz, the old Jewish neighborhood.
A Beautiful Courtyard in Santa Cruz
A Roman Mosaic Floor in Condesa de Lebrija Palace. She collected antiquities from around the world to decorate her palace.
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.
The Old City Walls
San Jorge Castle. The headquarters for the inquisition in Seville. Now a tolerance theme center.
Meticulous Restoration Work at Casa de Pilatos
Macarena Church. Home to our favorite Mary.