Catedral de Sevilla, Seville

Must see · World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • The Cathedral is supposedly the third biggest church in Europe. It was completed in 1503 after 100 years in construction. The tomb of Christopher Columbus and the many works of art (particularly...  more »
  • Very beautiful visit of this cathedral, many architectural details, very good waves released by this historical monument.  more »
  • There is a story that at the time it was built (1400s), church authorities said, “Let us build a church so beautiful and so grand that those who see it will think we are mad.”   Built on the ruins of....  more »
  • Started construction in the 15th cc century, this is one of the largest churches in the world. When built it was said (Let us build a church so beautiful and so magnificent that those who see it finished will think we are mad) and that is definitely true. The scale and grandeur of this place is immense. You even get to see the remains of the European founder of the new world; Christopher Columbus. A must visit when in Seville just to marvel at the architecture of the place and the history associated with it. Enjoy!
  • Sevilla is my favorite Spanish city, and its cathedral is my favorite cathedral worldwide. Both inside and outside of the building is filled with eye catching monuments and the architecture is breathtaking. You can feel the real Spanish vibe in the neighborhood. Inside, you find the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the treasury which shouldn't be missed. Perhaps good to know is that the cathedral is built on the cite where a mosque used to be. The magnificent Patio de Los Naranjos and the Giralda are the remainders of that mosque.
  • Magnificent! But be careful of the hike up the bell tower, it looks easy but its narrow and winding and can get the better of you. Saw a bunch of people not in the best shape hiking up enthusiastically- some were clutching their bellies and trying not to throw up while half way up. I'm in decent shape but it's not every day that I hike up a tower - it definitely has the potential to get the better of you - SO BE CALM and TAKE IT SLOW because you need to make it to the top in good shape to enjoy the view which is really great.
  • The World's 3rd largest Cathedral. The most amazing and stunning architecture in the heart of Seville. I spent a few hours here and could have stayed for longer. No matter which direction you look the interior is a feast for the eyes. The walk to the top of the Cathedral takes some time and once the top is reached the panoramic vista in all directions as well as to the streets below is well worth the effort.
  • Worth the 10 minute hike up 35 odd floors. It’s in a gentle slope rather than stairs and the corridor is actually quite wide so it’s better than most similar old towers in other cities. The view is breath taking. Just be aware that the bells chime every 30 minutes and they are pretty loud when you’re standing right under them!!

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