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Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla by neobit

La catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla, better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville (Andalusia, Spain). It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. It is also the largest cathedral in the world, as the two larger churches, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida and St Peter’s Basilica, are not the seats of bishops.
Seville Cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s wealth, as it had become a major trading center in the years after the Reconquista in 1248. In July 1401 it was decided to build a new cathedral. According to local oral tradition, the members of the cathedral chapter said: “Hagamos una Iglesia tan hermosa y tan grandiosa que los que la vieren labrada nos tengan por locos” (“Let us build a church so beautiful and so grand that those who see it finished will think we are mad”). Construction began in 1402 and continued until 1506. The clergy of the parish gave half their stipends to pay for architects, artists, stained glass artisans, masons, carvers, craftsman and labourers and other expenses.
Five years after construction ended, in 1511, the dome collapsed and work on the cathedral recommenced. The dome again collapsed in 1888, and work was still being performed on the dome until at least 1903. The 1888 collapse occurred due to an earthquake and resulted in the destruction of “every precious object below” the dome at that time.
The interior has the longest nave of any cathedral in Spain. The central nave rises to a height of 42 meters and is lavishly decorated with a large quantity of gilding. In the main body of the cathedral, the most noticeable features are the great boxlike choir loft, which fills the central portion of the nave, and the vast Gothic retablo of carved scenes from the life of Christ. This altarpiece was the lifetime work of a single craftsman, Pierre Dancart.

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Edificio La Adriática – Sevilla by neobit

El Edificio de La Adriática se levantó en Sevilla entre los años 1914 y 1922 en la calle Cánovas del Castillo, actual Avenida de la Constitución.
Proyectado por el arquitecto José Espiau y Muñoz, en 1914, para la importante Compañía de seguros La Adriática, constituye un bello ejemplo de arquitectura ecléctica, donde se combinan elementos de ascendencia islámica con otros de estilo plateresco y otros claramente regionalistas. El edificio se construye en pleno auge constructivo de la ciudad de Sevilla con motivo de la apertura y el ensanche de la Avenida, y próximo al gran evento de la Exposición Iberoamericana de 1929.
La particularidad de su situación sobre un solar de planta triangular con ángulo muy acusado sobre una manzana muy bien ubicada en la confluencia de la Avenida con las plazas Nueva y de San Francisco, fue aprovechada por la creatividad de su autor para diseñar un edificio único, con unas perspectivas poco comunes en la ciudad, y con unas formas en las que predomina el estilo neomudéjar, tan presente en la ciudad de Sevilla en esa época.
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Built in 1915 for the insurance company la Adriática, its namesake building is a beautiful example of neo-mudéjar architecture in Seville. Its location on a triangular piece of land where avenida de la Constitución meets calle Fernández y González gave the building its unusually thin shape and strategic location. The tip of the triangle is crowned with a dome over Islamic style windows and azulejos tiles. The building was designed by one of Seville’s most renowned neo-mudéjar architects, José Espiau y Muñoz, whose notable works include the legendary Hotel Alfonso XIII.

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