"Sevilla, ES" Sevilla by dromosapien

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Plaza de Espana

constructed: 1929 for the Spanish-American Exhibition
architect: Aníbal Gonzalez (1876-1929)
location: Parque María Luisa

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* Seville / Sevilla, population: 700,000

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Torre del Oro

constructed: 1220, as a guard tower along the River Guadalquivir
extended: 1760
current use: maritime museum

Giralda

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

constructed: 1184-96, Almohad Mosque minaret
height: 28 meters / 92 feet, original
christianized: 1248
earthquake: 1376, destroys top of the minaret, bell installed
extended: 1558-68, belfry and steeple added
-architect: Hernan Ruiz (1514-69)
height: 97 meters / 318 feet, present
location: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede (Sevilla Cathedral)

  • Last visit to Sevilla: May 1998
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2010
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