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The Gothic Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See in Seville, Spain
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Sevilla


The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, located in the center of Seville's Old Town, Spain.



Five interesting facts about Seville Cathedral:

  • Its construction started in 1401, after the Christians reconquered Seville, and it ended in 1506. The cathedral occupies the site of the great Aljama mosque, built in the late 12th century; the main part of the Giralda Tower (105 m/ 343 ft high), the Gate of Forgiveness and the Courtyard of the Orange Trees are the only remaining parts of the mosque.
  • It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world; the total area occupied by the building is 23500 sq m (252952 sq ft).
  • It has 80 chapels.
  • In 1987, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • It is the final resting place of the remains of Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Choir of the Cathedral, Seville

Seville Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Seville Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Seville Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral, Seville

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Stained glass, Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Clock, Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Statue of St. Ferdinand, Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Tomb of Christopher Columbus, Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral
Organ of the Cathedral, Seville

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
The Giralda Tower of Seville Cathedral

Giralda Tower
Bells in the Giralda Tower of Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral
The Courtyard of the Orange Trees, Seville Cathedral

Address: Catedral de Sevilla, Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain


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