Next on our Spainish tour is the beautiful cathedral city of Seville – capital of Andalusia.
First tourist snap of the day is the intriguing Torre del Oro or Tower of Gold. It is one of two anchor points for a large chain that would have been able to block the river and was used as a defence for the city to stop large ships floating up.
*Wikipedia alert* Constructed in the 13th century, the tower served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials mortar, lime and pressed hay.
Then we get the first glimpse of the lovely Cathedral, framed by palms and purple jacaranda trees.
Its official title is Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See and was completed in the 16th century.
*More Wikipedia* It’s the third-largest church in the world as well as the largest Gothic church.
The world’s two largest churches – the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida and St. Peter’s Basilica – are not the seats of bishops so Seville Cathedral is still the largest cathedral in the world.
Aint she a beauty! Lots more to come from this lovely city soon.