A Word A Week Challenge: Arches – Seville Part 1

Seville – a melting pot of history and culture

In German, we have the saying: “Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual“, which can be translated to either: the bigger the choice, the harder it is to choose. Or, literally translated: Whoever has (the) choice has (the) torment.

Lost in Seville: Paper map vs GPS??

Lost in Seville: Paper map vs GPS??


 
After being dropped by our hotel shuttle, we walked down the streets of Seville to the Cathedral and the Alcazar of Seville, both UNESCO heritage sites. For a short while we got lost and between the arguments of a paper vs GPS map, ultimately found our way back, discovering a few beautiful arches in the city as well.

In this photo challenge post, I will present to you the arches, we came across in Seville city, the Cathedral (exterior) and Torre del Oro, the symbol of Seville. The next post will show you the most artfully and intricately designed arches of the Alcazar of Seville.

Torre del Oro, The symbol of Seville

Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro, The Symbol of Seville


 
The Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) is a historic watchtower that was built in the early 13th century by the Almohades, who ruled over Andalusia. The tower is now home to a naval museum.

Arches and Patios in Seville

Arches and Patios in Seville


 
a house with Arches, Seville

A house in the middle of Seville city with arches


 
House in Seville with patios and arches

House in Seville with patios and arches


 
And here the very artfully decorated patios with  the arches of the same house in close up

And here a very artfully decorated patio with the arches of the same house in close up


 
Balcony of a private house, Seville

Balcony of a private house, Seville


 

The Cathedral of Seville

 

the yard reminds of a mosque outlay, the exterior has Gothic design

Cathedral of Seville

Cathedral of Seville

 

A house in a parallel lane to the Plaza de Toros

A house in a parallel lane to the Plaza de Toros

 

Plaza de Toros

Bullfight still has tradition in Seville

 Plaza de Toros, Bullfighting ring

Plaza de Toros: Seville getting ready for Bullfighting on a Sunday

The arena, which has a seating capacity of about 12,500 is one of the most famous bullrings in all of Spain.  We did not go inside the arena – neither in Madrid nor in Ronda.

 
 

Further readings

The Torre del Oro tower
Golden Tower, Torre del Oro
The Alcazar of Seville
 

The next “Arches” post will be on the Alcazar or Seville.

Have you been to Seville?

Which part of Andalusia appealed to you te most?

 
 

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