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Archive for January, 2020

The Longest Voyage: Magellan’s round-the-world expedition 1519-1522

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

[caption id="attachment_18561" align="aligncenter" width="578"] The five ships of Magellan's Spìce Armada in the exhibition at the Archive of the Indies in Seville.[/caption] In the 16th century, the port city of Seville was firmly on the world map as a trading centre, with ships sailing across the Atlantic to the New World ...

Art exhibition in Seville: Jardines del Alcázar

Friday, January 17th, 2020

  One of Seville’s most celebrated and loved monuments is the Alcázar, or Royal Palace. If you’ve ever visited, you’ll know that its gardens are heavenly. Designed to walk around and enjoy, rather than simply to admire, they are dotted with little paths bordered by plants, fountains and tiled seats. You can ...