Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Spain - Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
A nice wall inside the Alcázar of Seville or Royal Palace of Sevilla.
Sent by Lilian, a postcrosser from Holland.
The Cathedral and the Alcázar of Seville bear exceptional testimony to the civilization of the Almohads and to that of Christian Andalusia dating from the Reconquest of 1248 to the 16th century. The Giralda, which influenced the construction of many towers in Spain and the Americas, is a masterpiece of Almohad architecture. The immense cathedral with its five naves is the largest Gothic edifice in Europe. The elliptical space of the Cabildo, created by Hernan Ruíz, is one of the most beautiful architectural works of the Renaissance.