tirsdag 2. juni 2015

Spain - Unesco Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville, Andalucia


Together these three buildings form a remarkable monumental complex in the heart of Seville. The cathedral and the Alcazar - dating from the Reconquest of 1248 of the 16th century and imbued with Moorish influences - are an exceptional testimony to the civilization of the Almohads as well as that of Christian Andalusia.  The Giralda minaret is the masterpece of Almohad architecture. It stands nex to the cathedral with its five naves; the largest Gothic building in Europe, it houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus.  The ancient Lonja, which became the Archivo de Indias, contains valuable documents from the archives of the colonies in the Americas.

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