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... could go inside. Entering through a small door to the left of a very Gothic styled larger doorway we wondered through the Cathedral Museum to purchase our tickets before entering the main nave. OMG the place is huge. I just checked on Wikipedia which says it reaches 42 metres high.
The place is full of all the usual stuff one normally finds in a church, you know like pictures of a bleeding Jesus nailed to a cross ...
Mizzling today so even less active than normal. Did finally venture out for a walk around through Barrio Santa Cruz which is where all the guide books say to stay - glad we didn't, it's full of tourists. Where we are it is mainly locals and that's good. We ended up at a really good tapas bar back in the centre of ...
... population, however in Seville this was much higher like 60%. But this was not affecting the Jews or moors in the area- mainly the Catholics. So a rumour started that the Jews were poisoning the water (as they had access to water from the aqueducts first). This lead to a lot of tension and eventually violence- in 1 afternoon almost half the Jewish population of Seville was killed. But the most unfortunate thing was that this rumor and hence the violence spread across the ...
The Roman city was founded by Scipio Africanus in 206 BC, to settle Roman soldiers wounded in the battle of Ilipa (A decisive victory for Rome over the Carthaginians (Rome had about 48,000 men vs 54,500 men + 32 war elephants. The end result was 48500 Carthaginians killed/captured, 7,000 Romans killed, and the Carthaginians losing their hold on Iberia from then on.)) Later, it was the birthplace of Trajan, 13th emperor of ...
We took our train to Seville, arriving only 5 minutes before departure, it was really close, perhaps it was all the Sangria still in our veins. We took an AVE train in which we reached speeds of 300 km/hour. The train was really comfortable, and we even got to watch a Spanish movie called "Fin". We arrived at the station, took a taxi and then walked to the hotel. The streets in Sevilla or at least in the central area of Santa Cruz, are like a labyrinth, one possible explanation for ...