Under the feet of the most famous monument in Seville, the Giralda, we find the great Cathedral of Seville, one of the most important monuments in Andalusia and the largest cathedral in Spain.
Like many other cathedrals, this one was built on the same spot where the mosque stood before the city was conquered. It is also a splendid area for tapas, dinner and lodging.
What to see in the Cathedral of Seville
Visit the outside of the Cathedral
Without a doubt, what is most striking from the outside is the Giralda, the most representative monument of the Andalusian capital.
It is its bell tower, 104 meters high, and which can be accessed on foot, obtaining great views of the city.
Above it, we can see the Giraldillo, a weathervane that was the largest sculpture in Europe made of bronze.
On one side of the Cathedral we can see another emblematic place, the Patio de los Naranjos, which can be accessed from the outside through the Puerta del Perdón and which served as a patio for ablutions in Muslim Seville.
In it is also the Iglesia del Sagrario, a church attached to the Cathedral of Seville.
Seville Cathedral is so large that it has numerous access doors, specifically 10 doors that would take us inside. Each of them is worthy of admiration, the most important being the Puerta de la Asunción and the Puerta de San Miguel.
The interior of the Cathedral of Seville
In addition to a spectacular exterior, Seville Cathedral also has a memorable interior.
Also inside we can find the Tomb of Christopher Columbus although there is controversy over the authenticity of the remains.
Inside there are many points to highlight but if you have to keep a few these are undoubtedly the High Altarpiece, an authentic work of art that you can spend hours admiring. In it we can highlight the crucified Christ, called the Million.
In front of the High Altar we have the Choir, with a Renaissance grille and stalls with scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
On the side walls of the Choir we can find 4 beautiful chapels, called Alabaster Chapels, because they are built with this material. Around the central nave we also have numerous chapels and rooms that we recommend you admire one by one.
The most important room of all is the Chapter House, elliptical in shape and with some great paintings and where we can also highlight the Renaissance vault.
Other elements to highlight are also the stained glass windows, the Sacristy, the Columbian Library and the Treasury.
You can find more information on the official page of the Cathedral of Seville.