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Re: The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History

PortMoresby ·
Consider that an extra big "like".
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Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)

PHeymont ·
  Frequent-solver Roderick Simpson identified Gumbo's locale as the Cathedral of Jerez, in Spain. Another frequent contributor to the solutions spotted lots of clues: Spanish garb of non-angel statues, size not huge and cathedral not wealthy...
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An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
We explore the narrow lanes and alleys of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish section of Seville, and discover a treasure of plazas, gardens and tapas bars.
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Walking Through Seville and the Centuries

PHeymont ·
Seville, the largest city of southern Spain’s Andalucia region, is as full of contrasts as you might imagine of a city that was important in the Roman era, was ruled by the Moors for centuries, and then became not only the seat of Spanish...
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Seville's Cathedral: Vast Spaces, Long History

PHeymont ·
In a world where every guide and guidebook tells you that you are at the biggest, most important, most interesting, most popular, most something site in the world, it’s often not only not clear what’s true, but why you should be impressed...
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The Alcazar of Seville and the Puzzling Palace of Peter I

PHeymont ·
Throughout Andalucia, in Southern Spain, every tour and every site tells some part of a story of conquest and reconquest, of Moors driving out Visigoths, and falling in turn over centuries to Christian kingdoms. And yet, when one of those Christian...
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The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History

PHeymont ·
Jerez is known to most people for its namesake wine—sherry—or as a center for Flamenco, but it has another less well-known attraction, its alcazar, originally a Moorish fort and military residence, then the seat of Christian mayors,...
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Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

Jonathan L ·
Modeled on the Alcazar of Seville, Spain, the former Hotel Alcazar serves as Saint Augustine's City Hall and the home of the Lightner Museum, with its fascinating collections.
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Re: Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

Travel Rob ·
Fantastic post! And Casa Monica is across the street and it's still being used as a hotel
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Re: Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

DrFumblefinger ·
What a fascinating old building. Another thing to add to the list of things I need to see.
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Re: Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

Jonathan L ·
One thing I left out of the article. The Hotel Alcazar had a huge indoor pool. Today that pool is a shopping arcade and restaurant. I has a separate entrance around the back of the building. You have to go looking for it. The stairs were the how you walked into the pool, the restaurant is on what was the floor of the pool.
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Re: An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

PortMoresby ·
Your photos bring back my own visit to Seville, DrF, including my hotel! Thanks for the memories.
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Re: An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

PortMoresby ·
From today's Guardian, something fascinating & historic to see next time we're in Seville, called ' the world's first search engine '.
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