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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  • This place is breath-taking. I couldn't believe how huge it is and how many rooms and chapels it has. Well worth the twelve euro entry, and included in the price is access to the Bell Tower. I was... 
    This place is breath-taking. I couldn't believe how huge it is and how many rooms and chapels it has. Well worth the twelve euro entry, and included in the price is access to the Bell Tower. I was...  more »
  • A huge and massive cathedral and good luck seeing all of it! It would take hours and hours. Picks bits you wanna see and limit it to a few hours at most. The chapels inside go on and on. Columbus... 
    A huge and massive cathedral and good luck seeing all of it! It would take hours and hours. Picks bits you wanna see and limit it to a few hours at most. The chapels inside go on and on. Columbus...  more »
  • Impressive cathedral worth the time and money. I suggest starting with the Giralda Tower while you're still fresh. The tower is 36 stories with various lookouts through the tower windows. Stroll... 
    Impressive cathedral worth the time and money. I suggest starting with the Giralda Tower while you're still fresh. The tower is 36 stories with various lookouts through the tower windows. Stroll...  more »
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  • Stunning landmark and beautiful piece of human history! The architecture is absolutely breathtaking from the outside, alone. The interior is another mesmerizing experience, from the tall Spanish thresholds to the stained glass. I have so much respect for the architects of this time period. I hope to see sites like this preserved for as long as possible. Sadly, many of the locals take world heritage sites like these granted, and even vandalize them with graffiti and litter.
  • Absolutely magnificent! Incredible detail in everything you look at. You need a good couple of hours minimum to really take it all in. If you are into the history of the church and the many religious that have ruled in the cathedral then you will be fascinated. Even if you aren't into history you still need to see this amazingly beautiful cathedral. It will take your breath away.
  • Lovely cathedral. I would recommend doing the rooftop tour though as it adds an element of interest that is not afforded with just touring the main building. If you live anywhere in Europe you've probably seen your fair share of impressive cathedrals, you can't throw a stick without hitting one in most European cities, but the rooftop tour here is what differentiates from your average schlep around some old stuff. I'd say number two thing to do in Seville after the Alcazar.
  • The cathedral is huge (I think it is the third largest in Europe), there are many different chapels and rooms, so take at least two hours. Be sure to climb the tower, which has an excellent view of the center of Seville. Columbus's tomb impressed me the most. To enter we waited more than 20 minutes in line for tickets, so it is better to buy online.
  • Loved it. Went in at 1245 on a Saturday and immediately started the slow slog up the tower. Was worth it to see over the city, and the fact that this tower is ramped (rather than stepped) almost the entire way makes it easy. The cathedral proper was amazing. We purchased and downloaded the "audio guide web," not the more expensive "audio guide supplement." A bit clunky interface, but substantively a good guide through the vast cathedral.

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