Sail the Iberian Peninsula - 2019

Our beautiful “engine” was dapple-grey and named Romero. He was totally calm, responsive to his driver, and wended his way through cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, a tram system and hordes of people crossing streets. What a delightful way to tour the city!

Seville’s Gothic Cathedral

This magnificent edifice has been called the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, though there are some naysayers. However, for purposes of the journal, I am going to go along with those who make the “large” claim. It is also called by many different names: Seville Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Mary of the See, Holy Church and it has gone through several iterations. It started out as a Muslim mosque when the Moors ruled Spain. After the Reconquista, it became a Christianized Mosque from 1248 to 1434. In 1434 the project for creating a Gothic Cathedral to replace the mosque began and was finally completed in 1517. In 1987, the Cathedral, the Alcazar near it and the General Archive of the Indies building (also close by) became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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