Seville, Spain — Know a Good Barber There?


Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Cadiz was our next port of call, but as we had been here before Ursula and I had other plans.  We immediately departed for Seville — the fourth largest city in Spain and an absolutely incredible destination.  By now we were well into our third week on this trip, and I was in desperate need of a haircut.  Alas, I could not find the barber for whom I was searching.

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter

Fortunately, what we did find were some fantastic sights.  Near the top of the list would have to be the Plaza de España, the epicenter of the epic Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

This location has been used in several films, including the epic Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  Does the following bridge look familiar to you Star Wars fans, for instance?

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Another wonderful photographic opportunity is the Seville Cathedral, officially the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See — Seville Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See — Seville Cathedral

This enormous structure is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and the third largest church.  It was built on the site of a former Mosque, with construction spanning 104 years starting in A.D. 1402.  Alas, the mosque is not completely forgotten, as the Seville Cathedral’s bell tower — called Giralda — is actually a minaret re-purposed from the previous structure.

Giralda — The Former Minaret

Giralda — The Former Minaret

The Royal Alcázars of Seville is another blog in and of itself.  That will come next week.  This week’s Fun Photo Friday I’ll present some of my favorite Seville photos.  Until then enjoy today’s photo gallery:

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3 responses to “Seville, Spain — Know a Good Barber There?

  1. Wonderful place – really would like to go there some time. Thanks for sharing.

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