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September 08, 2004

Cathedral of Sevilla

The outer facade of the Cathedral of Sevilla, built on the site of a destroyed mosque when the Catholics kicked the Moors out. It's a bizarre meld: on the outside, picture a Gothic cathedral with a Moorish minaret attached in one corner and an orange tree patio down one side. Inside, however, is purely Catholic, though complete with one of Columbus' tombs (apparently he has several) and an ornate/gaudy altar that, as best I could tell from the Spanish, is in fact normally only assembled during the time around Easter or Feria.