Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Cadiz/Jerez de la Frontinera 2

Seems that St. Michael (San Miguel) is a big macher in Spain. I think more churches are named after him here than any other. He's the patron saint of Jerez de la Frontinera.

This is the oldest doorway in the city of Jerez. Still in use in the town hall since just after the Romans got tossed.

The Plaza de la Asuncion in Jerez, also dating back to Roman times, Julius Caesar living here for a time.

The Gothic Cathedral de la Salvador. Notice the flying buttress architecture. To architecture nuts like the Mrs and me, this was heaven.

A statue of Dope Pope John Paul II who blessed the cathedral on a visit to Jerez in 1984.