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We caught a train from Puerto de Santa Maria for a wonderful day in Seville.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 13-Jul-2005

The Giralda (Historic)

The Giralda is a bell tower of the cathedral, which is one of the largest churches in the world.

The lower 2/3 of the tower was originally built as a minaret for the mosque in 1184 and at the time was the tallest tower in the world at 320 ft.

There are no steps. Instead there are 34 ramps, so that they could ride their horses up the tower to call people to prayer.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 25-May-2005

The Alcazar (Historic)

The Alcázar is a royal palace built over a Moorish fort for King Pedro of Castile in 1364. Pedro used Moorish workers to build his palace giving it a distinctly Islamic design.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 15-Jul-2005