It took almost 400 years to build Spain's largest church and the third biggest in the Christian world. Standing on the ... More
Sevilla Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)
It took almost 400 years to build Spain's largest church and the third biggest in the Christian world. Standing on the site of what was Seville's main mosque, one can still see elements of the Mudejar style of art and late Gothic style architecture. Work began in the early 15th century, and by the time it was finished, it had five naves with a floor space measuring 116m x 76m. There is an astounding number of fine paintings and sculpture inside.
This is a gorgeous cathedral...this from a girl who has seen other Spanish cathedrals, and London cathedrals as well. The architecture is definitely different, with the domes reminiscent of the Middle East type architecture. You can't miss this. It took about half a day, and I never got tired of all the amazing things to see. If you can make it all the way up to the top of the tower, the views are incredible.
These pictures don't do the place justice.
The cathedral was actually built inside the mosque! The largest within the largest.
The feel is very ancient, yet timeless. A beautiful and natural blend of two cultures and religions -- both are represented in a peaceful way I hadn't experienced in Spain.
The Muslim/Catholic history there is quite tragic, but I somehow felt a peace between priest and imam in Seville. The Roman presence is also represented if you walk across the bridge. (Old watermill).
I Love Spain!
Visit it and you will too.
Just about anything in Sevilla is a beautiful, worthwhile wonder. But the Cathedral is something truly special. This gothic cathedral is the site where all cupples wish to be united in matromony. The bells in the Giralda tower would ring in glory to those few lucky enough wed there. I once went there for a midnight Christmas service. Yes, I was freezing. But although I did not think of it at the time, having only just turned 8 years old, it was very worthwhile to have been part of a local and special experience!
See where Columbus lies, and see Europe's largest gothic cathedral. Its huge, yet beautiful. A must see with its large blck stones, massive florrplan and towering well towers. Quite impressive and no view is better than the one from the top of the tower in the entire city.
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