Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), Seville

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One of the largest Gothic churches in the world, Seville Cathedral (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. Make Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) a part of your Seville vacation plans using our Seville vacation trip planner.
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  • After walking for about ten minutes, we are facing the Cathedral, is very nice, certainly can not come to Seville and not to visit it
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  • Visited both externally and within. We climbed the Giralda and worth it! Beautiful show from above
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  • Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) is one grand ansemble of art sculptures and solutions. It's very similar to Notre Dame in Paris. I love'em both! 
  • It's an ok cathedral, nothing spectacular if you've seen other large Gothic cathedrals across Europe. The tower is a highlight, through it's a lot more interesting from the outside rather than the inside or the top. Also, all signs are in Spanish so an audio guide is highly recommended. Unless you're interested into the religious aspects of the cathedral, Real Alcazar that's really next door is a better ways to spend a couple of hours and learn about Seville's history.
  • Now here is a piece of useless information - the three largest churches in the Christian World are named after Peter, Paul and Mary! However, I guess that we are talking about biblical characters rather than a pop group! Sevilla's cathedral is actually called the Cathedral of Santa María. It is immense! However, there is some confusion as to whether it is the largest Christian church. Some guidebooks claim that Sevilla Cathedral is the third largest behind St. Peter's Rome and St. Paul's in London. Others claim that it is the largest in area. Well, who cares - it is pretty big! It was built over the period 1401-1519 following the Christian Reconquest on the former site of the city's mosque - the Giralda tower being all that is left of the former Moorish temple - well apart from the Patio de los Naranjos - and the Almohad archway and door of the Puerta del Perdón - and a few pillars - well most of it was newly built! The main portion of the Cathedral of Santa María was built in North European style, Gothic in design with high vaulted ceilings and flying buttresses but there are Plateresque, Baroque and Renaissance elements. There is much to see in this vast place of worship including the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the Capilla Mayor chapel and works of art including paintings by Goya, Murillo and Zurbarán. The main altarpiece is absolutely fantastic with every centimetre lavishly decorated.
  • Un monumento que hay que visitar
  • Was interesting and huge! We spent more than 2 hours there. The best part was the treasury where there are some amazing pieces kept. Also make sure you bring ID of you are over 65 or under 25 as you can get discounted entry
  • This cathedral is massive and beautiful. The rest of Christopher Columbus are here to commemorate him and his glorious discovery (despite he was Italian, he was founded by the Spanish monarch). Lots of relequiem, niches. If you love art and history this place can't be missed.
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