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Almería Cathedral

The cathedral was built in the sixteenth century and was designed as a place of prayer and of refuge. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers.

Almería Cathedral main entrance - photo: Robert Bovington

Almería Cathedral main entrance – photo: Robert Bovington

This east facing façade of the ‘Cathedral’ has a relief of the Portocarro sun, the symbol of the city.

Sol de Portocarrero

Sol de Portocarrero

 

Almería Cathedral

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Photographs of Spain”

http://bovingtonphotosofspain.blogspot.com/

“postcards from Spain”

http://bovington-posts.blogspot.com/

“you couldn’t make it up!”

http://bovingtonycmitup.blogspot.com/

“a grumpy old man in Spain”

http://grumpybobbov.blogspot.com/

“bits and bobs”

http://bovingtonbitsandblogs.blogspot.com/

“Spanish Expressions”

http://spanishsayingsbovington.blogspot.com/

“Spanish Art”

http://bovingtonspanishart.blogspot.com/

“Books About Spain”

http://bovingtonbooks.blogspot.com/


Almería – a graphic account

some pictures of Almería are shown below

to see all the pictures on my Almería Pinterest pinboard click the following link:-

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/almeria/

Further photographs of Almería on Panoramio…

http://www.panoramio.com/user/2391258/tags/Almer%C3%ADa

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Almería Cathedral

The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the principal monument in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers and so it was designed as a place of refuge as well as worship. It was built in a Gothic style with a Renaissance façade.
more photos of the Cathedral:
Robert Bovington
March 2012