|THE TOMB OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS|
IN SEVILLA CATHEDRAL.
Martín claimed to be disappointed by the lack of homage paid to Columbus.
I wonder, did he not read his history books?
I had never heard of the castle and discovered it (kind of like Columbus discovered America), when admiring the view from up above in Benalmádena Pueblo. It wasn't until I got home that I learned what it actually was.
Promoters of the castle claim that it contains the Guinness Book of World Records' smallest church. The church is said to be 1.96 square meters (6.43 square feet). However, I cannot substantiate their claim anywhere other than in information provided by the promoters of Colomares Castle.
Alongside what is probably not the world's smallest church is an empty mausoleum in which, I've read, Martín hoped Columbus's remains would one day be re-laid to rest. Not likely.
In addition to his apparent adoration of Columbus, Martín was a huge admirer of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. I don't think I'll be investing my 2 euros to visit this castle (of which you can only see the exterior).
|MY FIRST SIGHTING. WHAT IS THAT?|
|WORKING MY WAY AROUND FOR A MORE COMPLETE VIEW.|
|THIS IS PROBABLY AS CLOSE AS I'LL EVER GET.|
(UNLESS I GET A BETTER ZOOM LENS.)