Towns of the province of SEVILLE: Alcalá de Guadaira - Alcalá del Río - Benacazón - Bormujos - Carmona - Cazalla de la Sierra - Constantina - Dos Hermanas - Écija - El Pedroso - Estepa - Gerena - Guillena - La Algaba - Las Cabezas de San Juan - Los Palacios y Villafranca - Mairena del Aljarafe - Montellano - Osuna - San Juan de Aznalfarache - Sanlúcar la Mayor - Santiponce - Sevilla - Utrera - Valencina de la Concepción -
You are here:
The cathedral of Seville, Spain
Cathedral of Seville
Avenida de la Constitución, s/n 41001 Sevilla (Sevilla)
Tel. +34 954214971 / Fax +34 954228432
«Let us build a church so big that those who see it will think us mad», that is what the cathedral chapter decided in 1401 when the former mosque of Seville had to be knocked down. It is one of the last Spanish Gothic cathedrals, and the Renaissance style is already evident there. Its impressive size makes it the third largest in the Christian world, after Saint Peter's in Vatican city and Saint Paul's in London.
The exterior shows off particularly well the artistry of the unknown architect in playing with volumes and spaces. You enter by the Pardoner's door, formerly the majestic entrance of the old mosque and you will see another vestige: the peaceful Orange tree courtyard.
visit the Legend of the Cathedral´s cocodrile
Other monuments in Seville
Seville - The Alcázar palace
Seville - The Giralda tower
Seville - The Cathedral
Seville - Plaza de España
Full list of monuments in Seville City
InsideInside the cathedral of Seville you will be struck by the size and richness of this universe of stone, stained glass windows and wrought iron work. The lightness of the columns accentuates the height of this hall-church with five spaces and lateral chapels. The simple crossing ogive vaults cover the nave except for the transept crossing where the flamboyant vaults stand 56 m tall.
A mirror in the floor lets you appreciate the superb carving.
Inside the Cathedral the Tomb of Cristopher Columbus.
The chapelsThe capilla Mayor, of an unparalleled richness, is closed off by splendid 16C plateresque grills. Its immense Flemish retable gleaming with gold (1482-1525) is the largest in Spain (20 m high).
The great sacristy, an attractive 16C room in the form of a Greek cross, houses the superb Renaissance Monstrance by Juan de Arfe. In the plateresque style, the capilla Real impresses by its size.
Many other chapels and the treasure house allow you to admire some wonderful works by such as Murillo, Valdés, Leal and Zurbarán.
Other important monuments in Andalusia
Granada - Alhambra
Córdoba - Mosque/mesquita
The town of Ronda and the new bridge
The city of Arcos de la Frontera
Sierra de Grazalema nature park and it's famous white villages
...more in The best of Andalusia>>>
Seville - The Cathedral Sevilla. Information and photos of The Cathedral Sevilla in Seville. SOL Spain On Line.
Hotels in other popular spanish destinations
© SOL Sevilla On Line S.L. all rights reserved
See and do...
Eat and drink...