Catedral de Sevilla, Seville

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One of the largest Gothic churches in the world, Catedral de Sevilla is the final resting place of Christopher Columbus and a World Heritage Site. The awe-inspiring cathedral is 126 m (413 ft) long and 83 m (272 ft) wide, built on the site of a former mosque. The mosque’s minaret, now serving as a converted bell tower, still stands right next to the cathedral. Climb up this emblematic tower for sweeping views of Seville, or tour the interior to see the longest nave of any cathedral in the country. Inside the main body of the cathedral, the most noticeable features are the choir lofts and the carved scenes from the life of Christ. A single craftsman, Pierre Dancart, spent his entire life completing the work on the richly detailed altarpiece, considered one of the finest in the world. See Catedral de Sevilla and all Seville has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seville holiday planner.
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  • Did you have any idea where Christopher Columbus is buried. You guessed it if you picked Seville. This church is breathtaking. Incredible gold alter wall befitting the resting place of a world explore...  more »
  • The best Cathedral I've ever been without a doubt. Indispensable in the visit to this magnificent city.
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  • To this great cathedral to visit as a tourist you entrance fee money to pay! Inside you will see pomp and splendor. Goose this prayer house is richly decorated with works of art of great Spanish masters. You will find there also a mausoleum to Casa colon which is said to be the real tomb of Christopher visit don't miss this grand building when you visit Seville. And don't forget the Giralda tower!
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  • I know that my review of the Catedral de Sevilla is just a drop in the bucket. If in Sevilla, the cathedral is definitely worth a stop. For those wanting some interpretation of the building, be sure to either read up beforehand or get a guide as there is a lot to take in. Additionally, for those who can take the stairs up the tower, the climb is worth it as the views offered from the cathedral are completely unhindered. The best part about the walk up is that the winding ramp/stair combo isn't all that steep. Still, it's a ways up--breathtaking in more than one way!
  • We took the rooftop tour. It was amazing. You walk up the small stairs to various levels. It may be a bit hard for those with physical issues, but it was fine for us and our kids. The view from the outside as well as the inside are amazing. Well worth the time and cost.
  • One of the most incredible spots I have ever visited. I had no idea before visiting that this is the 3rd largest cathedral in the world. On top of that, every inch of this place is crammed with amazing historical religious artwork. We easily spent 2 hours here and I wanted to know more.
  • Whenever I’m in Sevilla, I can’t take my eyes off of La Giralda. The Cathedral truly is one of the best in Spain in terms of size and the amount of statues inside. The tower hike in itself isn’t too bad considering it is mainly all a flat incline, not steps. Close by the Cathedral is the beautiful Alcázar de Sevilla and some amazing restaurants and Flamenco shows nearby.
  • Beautiful Cathedral! With the most ornate and impressive features I've seen! A GIANT carved wood organ. Even the tomb of Christopher Columbus is massive, and beautiful. Wonderful gothic architecture and impressive carved details! Pictures don't come close to showing you how impressive it is in real life. I Looked through and read some 1 star reviews. All were about paying an entrance fee (which is only 9€) and how crazy it was to charge a fee to enter a church. The fee is for tourists. It's free for those born in or residents of Sevilla, the disabled, and children under 14. So, like most tourists attractions, if you're a tourist you pay. Anyways, it's totally worth it!!
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