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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Catholic Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, Seville, Spain
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Sevilla


The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, located in the center of Seville's Old Town, Spain.



Five interesting facts about Seville Cathedral:

  • Its construction started in 1401, after the Christians reconquered Seville, and it ended in 1506. The cathedral occupies the site of the great Aljama mosque, built in the late 12th century; the main part of the Giralda Tower (105 m/ 343 ft high), the Gate of Forgiveness and the Courtyard of the Orange Trees are the only remaining parts of the mosque.
  • It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world; the total area occupied by the building is 23500 sq m (252952 sq ft).
  • It has 80 chapels.
  • In 1987, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • It is the final resting place of the remains of Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Choir of the Cathedral, Seville

Seville Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Seville Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Seville Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Stained glass, Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Clock, Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Statue of St. Ferdinand, Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Tomb of Christopher Columbus, Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral
Organ of the Cathedral, Seville

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
The Giralda Tower of Seville Cathedral

Giralda Tower
Bells in the Giralda Tower of Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral
The Courtyard of the Orange Trees, Seville Cathedral

Address: Catedral de Sevilla, Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain


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Monday, May 21, 2018

The Spain Square in Seville, Spain
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Plaza de España, Sevilla


The Spain Square (Spanish: Plaza de España) is a square, located in the middle of Maria Luisa Park, in the city center of Seville, southern Spain. It is a Spanish architectural marvel with Art Deco, Mudejar, and Renaissance Revival influences.



Five interesting facts about the Spain Square:

  • It was built by the Spanish architect Aníbal González (1876–1929) in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
  • Measuring 50,000 m² (538,196 sq ft), it is the size of five football pitches.
  • The complex has a balanced structure of a semi-circular brick building with a tower (74 m/ 243 ft high) at either end.
  • It is surrounded by a large 515 m (1,690 ft) long canal that is crossed by four bridges, each one representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain (Castile, León, Aragón and Navarra).
  • It was the place where the King of Spain Alfonso XIII (1886–1941) inaugurated the Fair.

Plaza de España Seville
The Spain Square, Seville

Plaza España Seville
Central building, the Spain Square, Seville

Plaza de España Seville
South wing of the pavilion building, the Spain Square, Seville

Spain Square Seville
South Tower, the Spain Square, Seville

Plaza de España Seville
Column, the Spain Square, Seville

Spain Square
The river, the Spain Square, Seville

Address: Plaza de España, Av de Isabel la Católica, 41004 Seville, Spain


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville, Spain
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Seville


The Royal Tobacco Factory (Spanish: Real Fábrica de Tabacos) is an impressive colonial building in Seville, southern Spain. Since 1950’s the building has been used by the University of Seville for its main offices, including the Rector's, and several faculties.



Five interesting facts about the Royal Tobacco Factory:

  • It was created by the Flemish engineer Sebastián Van der Borcht (1725–?) between 1728 and 1771.
  • The layout is Renaissance in style, in terms of its floor plan and facades, with the principal building material being stone from the town of Moron de la Frontera.
  • The interior consists of a series of arcaded patios with long corridors and rooms.
  • It is one of the largest and best industrial buildings in Spain; the building covers a roughly rectangular area of 185 by 147 m (610 by 480 ft), with slight protrusions at the corners.
  • The story of the opera Carmen by the French composer Georges Bizet (1838–1875) was set in the factory, where the main character, Carmen - a gypsy woman who worked in the factory - fell in love with one of the soldiers guarding the building.

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Courtyard, the former Royal Tobacco factory, Seville

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Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Seville
Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Corridor
Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Classroom
Room, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
Interior, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Reading room
Reading room, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Tobacco Factory
Interior, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Sculpture
Sculpture, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Sculpture
Sculpture, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
Sculptures, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
The former Royal Tobacco Factory from San Fernando Street, Seville

Address: Royal Tobacco Factory, Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004, Seville, Spain


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trams in Seville, Spain
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Seville tranvia


Trams in Seville (Spanish: Tranvías en Sevilla) is a tram system in Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.



Five interesting facts about the trams in Seville:

  • The history of tram transport in the city dates back to 1887.
  • It covers a total distance of 2,2 km.
  • It consists of just five stops: Plaza Nueva, Archivo de Indias, Puerta de Jerez, Prado de San Sebastián and San Bernardo.
  • It is served by 5 Urbos 3 trams, all of which were manufactured by the Spanish company CAF.
  • The annual ridership is about 4.5 million passengers.

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CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Seville tramway
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Seville tramway
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tram in Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tram in Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tramway Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tramway Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

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CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hatanpaa Arboretum in Tampere, Finland
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Rose Rosita

Hatanpaa Arboretum (Finnish: Hatanpää arboretum) is a botanical garden, located 3 kilometers away from the centre of Tampere, southern Finland.



Five interesting facts about the Hatanpaa Arboretum:

  • The construction of the garden started in 1971.
  • The planting started in 1973.
  • It contains more than 500 plant species.
  • The Latin and Finnish name of each plant is written on the label attached to the plant.
  • Most of the plants in the garden are indigenous to the Tampere area, but there are also more exotic and rare species.

Purple coneflower
Purple coneflower, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Pink stonecrop
Pink stonecrop, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Sedum telephium
Orpine, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Thymus citriodorus
Lemon thyme, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Stachys byzantina
Lamb's ear, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Asarum europaeum
European wild ginger, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Bergenia cordifolia
Heart-leaved bergenia, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Rose
Rose Rhapsody In Blue, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Rose
Rose Acapella, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Rose
Rose Rosita, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere

Address: Hatanpaa Arboretum, Hatanpaan Puistokuja 1, Tampere 33900, Finland

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