"Sevilla, ES" Sevilla by dromosapien

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Plaza de Espana

- Square of Spain

constructed: 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929
architect: Aníbal González Álvarez-Ossorio (1875-1929)
landscape architect: Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier (1861-1930)
current use: municipal offices
location: Parque de María Luisa

* Sevilla / Seville, population: 703,000 the capital and largest city in Andalusia, Spain.

Torre del Oro

- 'Gold Tower', watchtower along the Guadalquivir river

constructed: 1220
builder: Abu l-Ulà
damaged: 1755 by earthquake
repaired: 1760 and extended
current use: maritime museum
location: Paseo de Cristóbal Colón

Giralda

- bell tower, named for the female statue carrying the banner of Constantine above its entrance

constructed: 1184-1196, Almohad Mosque minaret
architect: Ahmad Ben Baso & Jabir ibn Aflah (1100-1150)
modified: extended after 1248 and christianized
height: 28 meters / 92 feet, original
christianized: 1248
earthquake: 1376, destroyed the top of the minaret, a bell was installed
extended: 1558-68, belfry and steeple added
-architect: Hernan Ruiz (1514-1569)
height: 105 meters / 343 feet
location: Calle Placentines 53Catedral de Santa María de la Sede (Sevilla Cathedral)

  • Last visit to Sevilla: Apr 1998
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2015
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