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This one was shot just a few meters to the right of Casas Reales, the palace I showed in my last panorama.

On the left is the Alc醶ar de Col髇, the palace of the Columbus family for much of the 16th century. It was built by Diego, the Portuguese son of Christopher, on the early 16th century. To the right lies one of the main gates of the wall that surrounded the whole primitive city, which is nicely shown in this post of Peter Boehringer.

I am too lazy to write anything about the history of the place, specially after noticing again how the note of Peter's post is so well written and informative.

About the place itself, I just hope that the postcard speaks for itself.

Location (latitude, longitude): 18.4774,-69.8826

Update 19-Sep-2007: After reading the critiques of ribeiroantonio, feather, vincz and pboehringer, I decided to post a WS with another crop and a slight increase of contrast. Maybe you can tell me which version you prefer, because I am divided: although I tend to agree that much of the area of the main post is redundant, at the same time, I kind of like all that pale yellow floor "sweeping" our sight to the gate and the palace. As for the palm tree on the left, it is clear to me now that it does nothing on the main post.

Update 5-Jun-2008: I posted a WS with another POV of this square.

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