A week in Andalusia: Sevilla III—the Cathedral
When the spaniards took Sevilla, they built an enormous cathedral (still the third largest in the world) on the site of the city’s mosque. Fortunately they kept the minaret (known as la Giralda) and the entrance courtyard. The cathedral is, like most, impossible to photograph, but the tomb of Columbus is almost human scale. The view from la Giralda is magnificent, including the Alcazar, bullring, and courtyard. The mosque’s courtyard gate and bronze doors hint at the glory that was destroyed.