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Seville Cathedral

Last updated: 11 March, 2024

Bigger than a football pitch, this Gothic cathedral was built on the site of Seville’s great mosque, and dazzles with its elaborate portals, forests of pinnacles and flying buttresses.

Elements of the mosque, however, were preserved: the Patio de los Naranjos, with its fountain and orange trees, and the spectacular 105m minaret, La Giralda, symbol of Seville.

Inside, marvel at the world’s largest altarpiece that took 82 years to sculpt, Columbus’s tomb supported by statues of pallbearers, and a masterpiece by Murillo, The Vision of St Anthony.

Tickets include the nearby over-the-top Baroque church of San Salvador.

 

Don’t miss

If you’re don’t mind climbing stairs, and have a head for heights, plump for a vertiginous guided tour of the cathedral rooftop, for views across the city skyline.

Logistics

Price from: £8
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

If you can’t walk to it from your hotel, your best option is to take a bus or taxi. The nearest metro station (Puerta de Jerez) is 25-minute walk, though the Plaza Nueva light rail station is slightly closed and only 15 minutes’ walk.

Purchase tickets for the cultural tour online (which includes the cathedral and La Giralda) to avoid the queues. Rooftop tours take place once a day in English (limited to visitors over 10 and under 70).

When to do it

The Cathedral is open all year round, seven days a week, though Sunday morning is reserved for services. In summer months, go early to avoid the heat.

Who to go with: organised tours

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  • Seville

Discover the main must-see monuments in Seville, with an expert guide and avoid queues at the entrance. Visit the Royal Alcazar Palace and the Cathedral, which are both recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Cathedral claims to be the largest Gothic cathedral in the world – built on the old mosque – and to hide treasures like the tomb of Christopher Columbus or the largest altarpiece of all Christendom. It has the famous Patio de los Naranjos and the emblematic Giralda, with almost one hundred meters high, both declared heritage and of great importance. The Royal Alcazars of Seville forms a set of the most recognized royal palaces in the world, for their beauty, for their architectural details and for their history. At the moment it continues being residence of the Spanish Royal Family in its visits to the city of Seville. It has been the scene of renowned shootings such as the famous television series “Game of Thrones” and is one of the oldest in Europe.

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  • Seville

This fascinating tour will give you the opprtunity to visit the most important monuments in Seville: Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda on a 3.5 hours tour. Cathedral of Seville is the biggest gothic temple in the world. The construction of this monument was dated back to the 15th century. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Alcazar, one of the most important royal palaces still in use in Europe. This fortified palace was built during different historical times, Islamic motifs, Baroque, Renaissance, and others. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Skip the line for these 2 monuments and ensure your tickets for your visit. This tour will be leaded by local Official Guides.

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  • Seville

Get an early access to the Alcázar of Seville on this 1.5-hour tour. Enter the monument when they open the doors and be one of the first visitors. With your local tour guide, learn all the secrets that hides this incredible monument. Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at its eclectic architecture, including influences from the Arabic period to the Baroque period. Learn about Spain's history, culture and religion through your guide's engaging narration and enjoy this building that has been scenario of series like Game of Thrones or movies like Lawrence the Arabia. If you choose the option, you will also get the change to visit the Cathedral of Seville, which was built in Gothic style and it is the largest cathedral in the world in this style.

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  • Seville

Guided tour of the most emblematic monuments of Sevilla. We offer a tour of the Real Alcázar, the oldest royal palace in Europe which houses various palaces and ancient gardens, scene of ""Game of Thrones". We will continue with the visit of the third largest Cathedral in the world and its rich heritage. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the city climbing by foot Giralda tower (on your own). IMPORTANT: The entrance ticket of Alcazar is nominative. Each ticket belongs to one person identified with ID card or Passport. It is mandatory to bring the original document the day of the tour. Alcazar does not allow changes or cancellations. Cancellations up 24 hours before the tour starts can have a refund of 50%.

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  • Seville

Discover the most famous monument in which Seville was created around, the Cathedral of Seville. The Cathedral has been the beating heart of Seville since its creation as a mosque in 1198. After Seville fell under Christian rule, the decision was made to create a Cathedral in the place of the mosque that would show off seville’s prosperous wealth. Legend has it that the original design committee wanted the outside world to think they were “mad” for attempting this daunting project. Built in 1507 the Cathedral remains the largest Gothic style Cathedral in the world! Today the famous Giralda bell tower, which lower portion remains from the original 1198 mosque, rises powerfully about the city skyline.

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