More excellent Christian constructions may be seen at London's St. Paul's Cathedral and Rome's St. Peter's Basilica. Nonetheless, Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Mara de la Sede de Sevilla) is Spain's most extensive and the world's third-largest. There are grander Christian structures at London's St. Paul's Cathedral and Rome's St. Peter's Basilica. Still, Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Mara de la Sede de Sevilla) is the largest in Spain and the third-largest in the world.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, which is more popularly referred to as simply "The Cathedral," is the world's largest Gothic cathedral as well as the third-largest church in terms of overall size.
- The cathedral serves as both Christopher Columbus' ultimate resting place and the location of his burial.
- The cathedral was erected on the site of the previous Seville Great Mosque. Many design features from the mosque, including the horseshoe arches and the Giralda bell tower, were integrated into the cathedral. The cathedral also has a lovely collection of chapels, each with its own distinct architecture and décor, and a museum housing notable pieces of art and religious artefacts.
- The Cathedral also has a beautiful cloister, the Patio de Los Naranjos, built in the Mudéjar style, blending Islamic and Christian architectural elements.
- The cathedral also contains a one-of-a-kind pulley mechanism known as the "Elevator of the Hosts," which was used during mass to hoist the consecrated hosts to the high altar.
- The cathedral houses a remarkable collection of sculptures, including the "Transparente," an 18th-century altarpiece in the main chapel that is regarded as one of Spain's most critical Baroque masterpieces.
- Address: Avenida de la Constitución, s/n. 41001 Seville
- Opening hours: August from 9.30 to 16.30. All year round from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 17:30. Sunday - 14:30 to 18:30
- Cost: 11 € (including entry to the Giralda)