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The Sevilla Cathedral is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and the third Christian temple largest in the world. The Seville Cathedral was built on the same site that had occupied the major mosque in Seville in the year 1182. Of the mosque are preserved the “Patio de los Naranjos“, the “Door of Forgiveness” and the “Giralda“, that was the highest steeple of Spain and for many years the tallest tower in Spain with 104 meters counting the “giraldillo” .
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The Sevilla Cathedral preserved the Giralda the Patio de los Naranjos and the Door of Forgiveness, from the old major mosque.
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In the Sevilla Cathedral highlights some elements from previous temple, the major mosque as La Giralda which is the bell tower of the cathedral. The construction of the Giralda began in 1184 ending in 1198 where then had a height of 82 meters. Later in the sixteenth century it is added the body of the bell tower in Renaissance style, finishing off the tower with a statue that serves as a weathervane, hence its name “giraldillo” (that rotates) arriving at get 104 meters.
Another prominent element of the Cathedral of Sevilla is the Patio de los Naranjos, that was the courtyard religious in its origins.
The yard has a rectangular shape with sides built by arcs. It was built between 1172 and 1186 as yard of religious activities, at the present day is one of the most important annexes of the cathedral, with an enclosure without worship. To access this enclosure must go through the Door of Forgiveness also preserved from the major mosque and decorated in the sixteenth century with Renaissance elements.
Also highlighted in the Cathedral of Sevilla the Sagrario Church, an temple integrated in the cathedral built in 1618 in Baroque style, occupies the west side of the Patio de los Naranjos, which was demolished to build the Church of the Sagrario. It also highlights of the exterior of its Portadas to along its magnificent facades, as the main Portada or of the Asunción and the Door of Forgiveness.
Inside the Cathedral of Sevilla highlights the Central Nave where we find the Main Chapel which is delimited by gilded iron bars Renaissance, its Altarpiece is considered the altarpiece of Christianity and one of the most outstanding works of history art. It also highlights the Trasaltar with its sculptures, the Choir of 1511, Trascoro 1635 and the Appellate 1901, housed in a cabinet of 1724.
Furthermore highlights the numerous chapels, which are true works of art all of them highlighting the Main Chapel with its magnificent Altarpiece and the Royal Chapel which serves as the head of the cathedral. In this chapel is found the pantheon with silver urn of King Ferdinand III of Castile in baroque style, the tombs of King Alfonso X and his mother Beatrice of Suabia, in the crypt of the Royal Chapel are the tombs of Pedro I of Castile his wife María de Padilla and other royals.
Entrance fee: 8 €
(4 € reduced ticket)
Address: Av de la Constitución, s/n,
Telephone: 902 09 96 92
More information about the Sevilla Cathedral in catedraldesevilla.es
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