Saturday, May 17, 2008


Sevilla is a big city with lots to see and do. It is the capitol of El Flamenco, home to the largest Gothic structure, home to the Spanish Monarchy, set for parts of Star Wars and loaded with architectonic and historical gems. Here are a view pictures. The one to the left is part of an arch in the Alcazar, which is the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain in Sevilla. The first picture below is on of the side naves in the cathedral and gives you an idea for the beauty and grace of the Gothic style. The remaining pictures are all taken in or around the royal palace.
Cathedral in Sevilla

Ceiling in the Royal Palace

Detail of tiles from the 16th century

Royal Palace - Note the Moorish and Mudejar style on the bottom part and the Renaissance style of the upper gallery (which was added during the time of Carlos V)

True Moorish or Islamic details often had words from the Koran craved into them, but here the detail is created by Christians and is missing the words but highly detailed in its design.

Royal Palace in Sevilla

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