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Seville – the Cathedral and La Giralda

When planning their cathedral, the rulers of Seville had clear ideas and, according to tradition, they  stated:

Let us make such a church that in the future they will consider us crazy.

In fact, with 115 m length and 76 m width, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See ( Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. In terms of size it is the third largest church on earth after St. Peter’s in the Vatican and St. Paul’s in London. In 1987 it was registered, together with the Real Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies, by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Naples, San Francesco di Paola Church

Church of San Francesco di Paola on Piazza del Plebiscito square with floodlights with the lion statue in the foreground, Naples, Italy.
Naples, Italy

 

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The Procession

Procession of St. Anne

According to Catholic religion July 26th is the day of St. AnneSant’Anna, as it is called in Italian, is the patron saint of Palizzi, in the southern region of Calabria, Italy. Every year on this date in Palizzi Superiore (the oldest part of the municipality) there is the procession of the patron saint. Much of the population participates with deep devotion to the “processione di Sant’Anna”. It is of course an excellent opportunity to visit this semi-abandoned ancient village and photograph this popular tradition.