Still Traveling: Sensational Seville
January 4 @ 2:00 pm - January 25 @ 3:15 pm
Mondays, January 4-25, 2:00-3:15pm (EST) on Zoom
Let the Osher Marin JCC whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour.
Forget the long, masked airplane ride, the Osher Marin JCC will take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will help you explore!
Historical Overview & the Alcazar (Jan 4)
Begin our time in this Andalusian gem with a historical overview before entering the Alcazar –the amazing castle/fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the oldest palace in all of Europe still in use (when the king of Spain comes to Seville). Inside this 10th century complex are 3 beautiful palaces from various times; a blend of Christian-Muslim-Jewish cultures that goes back to the Middle ages and the golden period of Seville in the 1500s. Also hidden behind the grand walls are beautiful gardens with fountains and tiles; a refreshing escape from the city noise. “Meet” some of the kings, queens, poets and navigators such as Columbus, Magellan, Queen Isabella or Catherine of Aragon, who strolled this paths and hallowed halls. Also a surprise for Games of Thrones fans. Join us!
The Cathedral & Giralda (Jan 11)
On the site of a former mosque, the ambitious construction of The Cathedral of Santa Maria – the 3rd largest cathedral in the world – started in the 1400s in gothic style. Explore this massive & magnificent structure. From the original mosque, today still stands the inner courtyard and the iconic minaret, the famous Giralda. Almost a museum, the Cathedral has a huge double organ and a main gold altarpiece adorned with paintings by the best Spanish baroque artists. Explore the mystery of the tomb of Christopher Columbus, who may or may not actually be buried there.
Barrio Santa Cruz & Jewish Seville (Jan 18)
From the Middle Ages, Seville had an important Sephardic Jewish population. Find out where they lived, learn about their jobs, and about their relationship with Muslims & Christians in different periods. Follow our local guide to look for their traces in a hidden underground parking, on the site of a former synagogue, and inside a most original hotel. The lovely streets of the Santa Cruz quarter still hold memories & legends of the Sevillian Jews and of a time of conviviality for the three cultures until the appearance of the Inquisition. See how, today, the former Jewish population is remembered and honored.
Modern Seville (Jan 25)
Though the city is filled with glorious remnants of the past, two major 20th century events left impressive sites – the 1929 Ibero-American Expo and the 1992 World Fair celebrating the anniversary of the Discovery of America. Visit these modern treasures and see how, in the 21st century, the city faces the future and new constructions, some of which are controversial in this most traditional city.
Series Tickets ($50): Series of 4-tours (equals $12.50/tour).
Give-Us-A-Try Tickets ($15): Single ticket for Jan 4 tour only. Check us out by giving our first class a try. Single tickets are not available to subsequent classes; unfortunately, single tickets cannot be credited toward series purchase.
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