Day 2, Via La Plata; Santiponce to Guillena; and a photo visit to Seville Cathedral,







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La Giralda

standing next to the Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, is a former minuet that was converted to a bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville.  The tower is 104.1 m in height and it was one of the most important symbols in the medieval city.

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Gothic Arches of the Seville Cathedral 

The Seville Cathedral is one of the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and it is easy to stand in awe of the detailed arches.

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the Tomb of Christopher Columbus 

Interned in the Seville Cathedral, in an elaborate tomb held high above the crowds.

Day 2 along the Via la Plata was another short day, about 11 k, from Santiponce to Guillena with warm sunshine and clear skies. We travelled most of the way along a dirt road. On both sides of the road fields of grain had been planted, groves of olives were growing, and when we did come across a farm yard the dogs bark at us. The rolling hills and short distance made for another easy day, but there was not much to photograph, so I thought I would show you a few of the images taken while visiting the Cathedral in Seville.



7 thoughts on “Day 2, Via La Plata; Santiponce to Guillena; and a photo visit to Seville Cathedral,

  1. I really love Chris’s tomb photo. It has a lovely golden hue to it. The splendor of Europe’s Cathedrals is awe inspiring. Years ago I read the Ken Follett novel “Pillars of the Earth” that was about the building of a cathedral in England. It ‘documented’ the construction over, I think, two hundred years! I have always been fascinated by these huge structures and wonder if any economy could afford to build one in these modern times. The architecture is stunning and the physics, the way it all ‘hangs’ together, is brilliant. What a legacy these architects and builders left behind for us to marvel at!


    1. Hi Stewart, I remember reading Ken Follett’s “Pilgrim of the Earth” it is a fictional account, but it appears he did a fair bit of research…. like you I am amazed at the buildings that were built back then!
      glad you like the photo.


  2. Hey! You guys have started to walk!! That’s awesome. Wish I was there to kick off this part of the trip with you. Glad to hear the initial days are more forgiving. Look forward to hearing how things unfold.


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