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Modern architecture: Metropol Parasol in Seville, a record wooden structure

Apparently without any useful purpose, this large construction or sculpture in one of Seville’s public squares is bound to make people curious and not easily forgotten. Usually, this sort of constructions are experimented for some international exhibitions, such was the case with the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the local buildings in Plaza de Espana. […]

Easter procession in Spain – Semana Santa

In the public processions of the Holly Week one can find the core of the Andalusian spirit and much of the European Medieval history. It all comes down to a sincere devotion and expression of religious sentiment from the Spanish people, but the significances and historic roots are so diverse. Its origins are linked to […]

The greatest Gothic cathedral in the world, the place where Christopher Columbus rests

Religious architecture is not only indicative of a community’s spiritual fervor, but also of its economical and technological status. For a thousand years, after the decay of Rome, Constantinople was the religious and economical capital of the world. And Hagia Sophia remained the largest religious building on the face of the Earth. Than even the […]

White doves in Maria Luisa Park, a place where the Arab gardens were brought back to life by Forestier

It’s hard to chose the most pleasant place in a town so lovely as Seville, but the Park Maria Luisa definitely competes with the most famous civic squares and cathedrals due to its tranquility and harmony. And it’s not all about nature in this park, redesigned for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929. There are several […]

Plaza de Espana in Seville, modern architecture taking a bow to Moorish heritage

Though it looks like a historic building from distant times, the complex in Plaza de Espana, Sevilla is actually less than a century old, being built for the World Exhibition of 1929. The building is situated in a very peaceful park, Maria Luisa and is the high point of an entire area of Seville, built […]

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