FYI – It looks like we will be leaving Seville today. We may be out of touch for a couple of days. We will anchor in a cove below the lifting bridge and river lock that we need to clear this evening. Tomorrow we’ll make the trip down the river with the tide, and then anchor at the bottom of the river for the night. We hope to make it to Cadiz, Spain Tuesday weather permitting. A few days there, and then off to Gibralter.
Club Nautico de Seville has been our home here in Spain for the past month as we have toured other areas using Seville as our home base. This is a fantastic spot that any cruiser visiting Spain should consider.
The club itself is far more than a “Yacht Club” it would be more appropriate to call it a “Water Sports Club” with over 8000 members, of which there are more than 300 athletes in the rowing, canoeing, sailing, basketball, and swimming groups.
Club Náutico’s sports program produced the first Sevillian Olympians in Rome ’60, they were also represented in: Los Angeles ’84, Seoul ’88, Barcelona ’92, Atlanta ’96, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008.
The combination of facilities and proximity to downtown Seville make Club Nautico a “don’t miss destination if you are ever nearby!”.
Today Deb and I toured the Cathedral de Seville.
After its completion in the early 16th century, the Seville Cathedral supplanted Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world, a title the Byzantine church had held for nearly a thousand years. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
No pictures can do it justice. It was an amazing place to visit. Every where you looked there was a significant piece of history that was 400-500 years old! I am sure that historian’s could spend a couple of weeks touring the Cathedral, to say nothing of Architects and Engineers.
The size and level of detail are increadible by today’s standards. I have no idea how this was built in the 1400’s!!
|Christopher Columbus’ Tomb|