Seville Journals

Sights of Seville

A September 2007 trip to Seville by ripplefan2

Triana Bridge Photo, Seville, Spain More Photos
Quote: There is so much beauty in Seville that to see it all, you probably should live in Seville, but stopping by for a little while can't hurt either.

Triana Bridge

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Triana Bridge Photo, Seville, Spain
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The Triana Bridge, known sometimes as the Elizabeth II Bridge, is located in the Triana section of Seville over the Guadalquivir River. Built back in the mid 1800s (1845-1852) this bridge is now one of the most active bridges heading over the river. One of the greatest things about the Triana Bridge is not only its transportation abilities but the aesthetic qualities it throws onto the Sevillian background. For instance, seeing the night time river views with the lit up bridge in its background is a really beautiful sight. Now, if you can, which I highly suggest that you do, walking over the bridge from Triana to the Paseo de Cristobal Colon, or vice versa. Usually, the crowds...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2007

Triana Bridge

Seville, Spain

Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede

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After a long Saturday night of partying and exploring all throughout Seville and Triana, we decided to wake up early and go explore the sights of downtown Seville and try our hardest to get rid of our hangovers.After we were thoroughly lost inside the gardens, we came across the Cathedral in the center of the city. Our handy little Lonely Planet book suggested that the Cathedral was free on Sundays, so we hopped our dried up, dehydrated bodies on line and waited with scores of other cheap travelers. Although the line is long, it is totally woth the price; free.Upon entering the Cathedral, we immediately realized that there was a Sunday Mass happening. Since neither of us ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 21, 2007

Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede
Plaza del Triunfo, Avenida de la Constitucion
Seville, Spain

Giralda

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After perusing the Cathedral for free during the Sunday morning Mass, we were asked to come back later after the mass if we wanted to climb the Giralda Tower. So we headed off for some lunch and to learn a little about this tower we were about to climb. We found out the tower, was built as the minaret of the 12th century Moslem mosque. When the Cathedral was built in the 15th and 16th centuries, the mosque was converted into a Christian bell tower. And now, the tower is used daily and the observation deck is always packed and probably the best place to see the entire city from above. When we were allowed back into the Cathedral, the line for the Tower was rather short the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 21, 2007

Giralda
Avenida de la Constitucion
Seville, Spain

Alcazar

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While waiting on the extremely long line for the Cathedral, my girlfriend and I decided to jump into the line for the Alcazar Gardens because the line was smaller. After paying our small 7 Euro fee to enter, we were transcended into a world of lavish beauty immediately. Alcazar (royal in Arabic) is a royal palace that at one time was a Moorish fort and since then has expanded dozens of times. The expanded parts started being built in the late 1300’s and continued for centuries, most in the style of mudejar architecture, which is a style under Christian rule in Spain but using Islamic architectural influence. While we were inside the gardens, we immediately got lost due to the large, e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 12, 2008

Alcazar
Plaza del Triunfo 7
Seville, Spain