What to see in Seville
Main landmark of Seville &# 8211; Cathedral, which is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the World. In the middle of the 13th century, when Christians captured the city from Almokhadov, there was a mosque in his place. New rulers of the city turned it into a Christian temple with small architectural changes.
However, after 150 years, the building of the former mosque was completely demolished, and in his place a new cathedral was erected in European style. Construction was implemented thanks to the wealth brought by Columbus after the opening of the new light.
Grave of Christopher Columbus
The grave of Christopher Columbus is located in the Seville Cathedral. His remains (actually &# 8211; Several bones) turned out to be there in 1899. At first he was buried in another Spanish city &# 8211; Valladolid. Then his remains moved first In La Kartuha in Seville, then in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and, after time, again, they returned to the capital of Andalusia.
Patio with oranges
Cathedral, or rather Puerta de la Concepcion &# 8211; the only rest of the demolished mosque, although over the years changed many times and rebuilt. Patio de Los Narankhos &# 8211; Square with orange trees. It can be found at the cathedral in February and March, when everything blooms.
Hiralda &# 8211; The current bell tower of the cathedral. However, before it was a minaret of a mosque, where Muzzin grew up on a horse and called for prayer. Christians, capturing the city, rated his beauty and decided not to demolish the tower built at the end of the 12th century. Thanks to this, his Arabic style creates a unique connection with the Gothic Cathedral nearby. The entrance ticket to Hirald and the cathedral is the same.
Seville Alcazar &# 8211; this is Palace complex, which for centuries served as the residences replaced by each other rulers. The first objects were built in the 10th century, but the oldest preserved fragment of Alcasar belongs to the 12th century &# 8211; Patio del Jeso. It was built as Residence of King Peter I Cruel. This Christian ruler was simply fascinated by the Arabic architecture, so I hired the most prominent architects Mudjar for the construction of the palace.
The gardens were built at the very beginning of the existence of the palace, but the reconstruction of the 16th century largely contributed them to now known, impressive form.
The entrance ticket to Seville Alcazar costs 11.50 euros and includes a tour of the palace construct and in the gardens. The object can be visited free of charge on Mondays, from April to September from 18:00 to 19:00 and from October to March from 16:00 to 17:00. Tickets for such excursions can be booked online at the price of 1 euro.
Other sights of Seville &# 8211; Umbrella Metropol, Observation platform in Setas de Seville.
Metropol Parasol, or Setas de sevilla &# 8211; Just mushrooms from Seville, &# 8211; The project that caused many disputes among the residents of the capital of Andalusia. Metropol Parasol height is 26 meters, and the favorite place of tourists &# 8211; Observation area upstairs.
Setas de Sevilla were founded in 2011, and the goal of the project was the revival of Plaza De La Encarnacin. Interestingly, mushrooms are mostly made of wood. Entrance to the viewing platform costs 3 euros. Undoubtedly, this is the best place in Seville, where you can admire the sunset, and if you stay, then the night city.