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Notes on the Geography of Spain: Seville: Photo 4

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The cathedral's High Altar (1482-1525), built by the Flemish sculptor Pieter Dancart.  It was an indulgence on the part of the city's fabulously wealthy rulers, who are supposed to have said: "Let us build a cathedral so immense that we will be taken for madmen." Theophile Gautier in 1840 called the building "a hollowed-out mountain."

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