ST. MARY CATHEDRAL
Beautiful architecture. The cathidral is about 600 years old, was build on the base of an old mosque. Inside there is a grave of Chr. Columbus, not acutally a grave but a coffin held by four statues. You should definitely climb 94 meters Giralda to see the city from a birds' fly.
A big silver thing inside the cathedral
Sorry, I can't remember what this is called. However, I do know that it forms the centrepiece of Seville's Easter celebrations. Huge parades run through the town, with floats and effigies of Christ and the Virgin Mary... plus this rather impressive statuette.
The cathederal of Sevilla is breathtaking. You need at least a half day to look through it and if you climb to the top of the Giraldi, you will get the best view of Sevilla possible.
Amongst the amazing features of the cathederal is Columbus' tomb (Well one of them, apparently there are about four in Spain and nobody knows which, if any of them, are for real. Not a bad monument though, even if it's not really him.
The Cathedral complex was once a mosque. When the Castillians conquered Sevilla, the mosque was razed to build a cathedral. The architects/builders wanted to build it so big that future generations would think them 'madmen.' They succeeded. It's bloody huge.
This door depicts the baptism of Christ. Please see the photos, its gorgeous! It is attributed to Lorenzo Mercadente and is located on the west facade of the Cathedral
The avenue facing the cathedral is remarkable - wide, bordered by some of the most beautiful buildings in town, I think that it concentrates, all the time, half ot Sevilla's total visitors.
- Main: Capilla de San Isidoro.
- Second: Capilla de San Leandro
- Third: Capilla de San Francisco.
- Fourth: Altar de Plata/Silver Altar.
Patio de los Naranjos/Orange Trees Courtyard.
- Second: Puerta de la Concepción (from the patio).
- Third and fourth: La Giralda (from the patio).
This monument holds the remains of Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus), te man who diecovered Ameruca on 12 October 1.492.
Just near the tomb of Christopher Columbus in the west nave is the tomb of his son Ferdinand Columbus who died in 1536 aged 50.
In the Capitular there is an angled mirror on the floor which you can look into and see reflected the amazing domed ceiling.
This painting in the Sacristia Mayor is ‘St Anthony of Padua’ and was created by Murillo in 1666. The painting was stolen in 1874 and located in New York. It was then returned to the Cathedral.
The beautiful Baroque organ was constructed between 1785 and 1790. The organ incorporates 5,300 pipes and 199 stops.
The Cathedral of Seville is one of Seville's main attractions and one of the grandest cathedral's in Spain.
The Cathedral in Seville is the world?s biggest gothic temple and the third largest Christian cathedral after Saint Peter in the Vatican city and St. Pauls in London.
Very impressing indeed.