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Visiting Christopher Columbus’ Tomb Was a Buzzkill

I loved traveling to Spain, but the veneration of a colonizer gave me a wake-up call about my identity

Christopher Columbus’ sepulcher in the Cathedral of Seville, Spain.
Photo: THEPALMER/iStock/Getty Images Plus

CColumbus Day weekend happened to fall during my three-week trip to Seville. Spain is a country that has become a yearly stop for me. Despite there being many places in the world to explore, the country’s rich…

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