Excursion to Seville

In Seville we visit the Cathedral, which has been a National monument since 1928 and was inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1987. The cathedral is not only the largest Gothic building that exists, but is also the largest in the whole of Christendom. The cathedral of Seville houses important archives and libraries including the Colombina Library in the Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard). We will also see the Giralda, the minaret that belonged to the old Mosque from the Arab era from which there is a beautiful view of the city.

Then we visit the Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold), which was constructed in the 13th Century by the Almohads and formed part of the defensive system. It was a defensive tower and was united to the Alcázar palace by a stretch of wall. It was given its name because it was covered in golden tiles. There is another version that says that the tower was given its name because it was where the ships landed when returning from America laden with gold and riches.

Before lunch we walk around one of the most popular and historical parts of Seville: Santa Cruz’s quarter. It was the oldest Jewry of the city and is made up of narrow streets and beautiful squares.

After relaxing for a while in the Plaza de España we return to Nerja. In the Plaza you can see the Spanish pavilion from the Latin American Exposition of 1929. Its style is neo-Mudejar and its form is remarkable with two outstretched arms welcoming the sons and daughters of America (the pavilions of the American countries may be found in the Maria Luisa Park and other nearby parks in the vicinity of this monument.