The Amazing Architecture of Seville Cathedral in Spain

That first visit in Spain was indeed one of the highlights in my travels  last 2011.  Indeed, it was the most memorable and most exciting  trip I had  that year.  After so many years of dreaming to visit this beautiful country, I finally landed  for the first time in Andalusia. Thanks to a dear friend who accompanied me in that trip, or else  I won’t be able to do it alone due to  the expensive extra  single room charge. This is one advantage of traveling with a companion, it is quite cheaper compared to being alone.

The Seville Cathedral (also known as The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See)  in the middle and the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies) ont eh left side and a part  of the  Alcázar palace complex in Seville Cathedral.

Seville is one of the cities we visited in Andalusia. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain, situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The city contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

The interior of the Seville Cathedral, taken during my visit with a friend named Joy  last December 2011.

One of the sights we visited is  the amazing Seville Cathedral.  I was simply amazed by its architecture. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral  and known to be the Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. in 1987, it was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After its completion in the early 16th century, the Seville Cathedral supplanted Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world, a title the Byzantine church had held for nearly a thousand years. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

I felt honored visiting such historic architectures including the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. I am indeed a happy wanderlust!

The tour inside the Cathedral was included in the itinerary. I can’t imagine a church having 80 chapels inside and over a hundreds of masses are held daily.  If I am not  mistaken, the Seville Cathedral has fifteen doors  all in all. I believed many of you are familiar with Christopher Columbus. His burial site is also located inside the Cathedral. I can’t imagine how wealthy and powerful Seville was during those times when the building of the Cathedral started.

Here are the specifications of the Seville Cathedral:

Length:  135 metres (443 ft)
Width:  100 metres (330 ft)
Width (nave):  15 metres (49 ft)
Height (max):  42 metres (138 ft)
Spire(s) 1
Spire height:  105 metres (344 ft)

It was only a day trip we had in Seville. If given the chance to visit it again in the future, I will surely do.  How about you? Have you been there?

Until then! Take care everyone!


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