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The Cathedral of Seville

It is the largest Gothic Christian temple in the world. La Giralda, its bell tower, is the most popular image of the city.

History

Its construction began in 1401 in the place of the old Great Mosque, of almohade style, of which it conserves the Patio de los Naranjos and the minaret, the famous Giralda. The greatness of its interior dimension is the first thing that catches the attention of the visitor who crosses its doors for the first time. It has 5 naves and 25 chapels, which contain works by some of the most famous Spanish painters. Of great interest are the roofs and stained-glass windows of the building. In its construction, as was usual in Gothic architecture, stone was used as the main construction material. This great work is built with stone from more than 20 quarries from different parts of the province of Seville and Cádiz.

The tomb of Christopher Columbus

Inside is the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America. After passing through several places, the last Havana, in Cuba, and before the fear of loss of the Spanish territories overseas due to the revolutions, it is decided to transfer the remains of Columbus from Havana to Spain.

La Giralda y el Giraldillo

The Giralda is the tower and bell tower of the cathedral of Seville. It stands out for its height of 104 m, which makes it visible from a large part of the city. Its square base is located at 7.12 m above sea level, having 13.61 m on the side. It was built in the likeness of the minaret of the mosque of Marrakech, although the top and beautiful bell tower that elevates and stylizes its structure, is Renaissance. Its sculpture-like sculpture-shaped statuette represents The Faith. This statue was installed in 1568. The word giralda comes from “to turn” and means “vane of a tower that has a human or animal figure”. With the passage of time, that name came to refer to the tower as a whole, beginning to meet the figure that crowns it as “the Giraldillo”.

Learn more details and curiosities of the Cathedral and the Giralda at the hand of local guides with our Sevilla Monumental Tour

Schedule

Monday: from 11:00 to 15:30
Tuesday to Saturday: from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

July and August (except July 17 and 25)

Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (box office until 3:30 p.m.)
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. * (box office until 5:00 p.m.)
Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. * (box office until 6:00 p.m.)

Closed

January 1
January 6th
December 25th

Reduced hours (11:00 am to 1:00 pm)

January 5
December 24 and 31

Free entrance

Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price

General price: € 9 (It DOES NOT include audioguide, being the price of it 3 € if requested)

Reduced entry *:
4 € Pensioners / Students up to 25 years old (does NOT include audioguide, being the price of it 3 € if requested)

Free entry*:
Natural or resident in the Diocese of Seville / Minors up to 14 years of age accompanied by an adult / Disability with a degree above 65% (with free companion when indispensable requirement for the disabled) / Unemployed

How to get

Metro

Metro de Sevilla.
902364985/954546299
Line 1: estación Puerta de Jerez.

Bus

Tussam.
954975304
Líneas: C4, C3, 5, 41, 42, C1 y C2.
Station Jardines del Cristina.

By bikes: alquiler de bicicletas

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To know the Cathedral of Seville and its surroundings you can hire one of our guided tour in Seville in which our guides will explain all the details. Or if you want to visit on your own you can rent one of our bikes.