Catedral de Sevilla Overview

The Catedral de Sevilla is the world's fourth-largest church in Spain that allows people to experience a rich artistic heritage. It was built in the 16th century and became the world's largest Gothic church. Holds a diverse collection of art in many forms, from Islamic to neo-baroque, as well as Renaissance and baroque. A collection of art that deserves to be appreciated in its whole.

Situated in Sevilla, the Catedral de Sevilla is a World Heritage Site, registered by UNESCO in 1987, that lets you step into the rich artistic heritage. The Almohads constructed a Moorish mosque on the spot where the Cathedral de Seville now exists.

The mosque was destroyed in the 13th century when the Moors were driven out, this mosque was converted into a church. The Cathedral of Seville's bell tower is known as the Giralda. Inside the church, there is a Court of Oranges, which is regarded as one of Europe's oldest gardens.

The Gothic part alone is 43 metres high, 83 metres broad, and 127 metres long which completes the cathedral. With your visit to Catedral de Sevilla, you can definitely have a fantastic experience discovering the ‘golden age of Spanish.

Here elements are combined of Islamic culture, decades of church dominance, royal sovereignty, and the trading strength gained through Spain's possessions in the New World. Visitors can also find the huge gardens that have been created and reconstructed from the middle ages to the present day. During your trip, you may climb the 104-metre-high Giralda Tower for a beautiful perspective of the city centre.

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• Appreciate Catedral de Sevilla, which has a mix of the 19th-century architecture of the church, the Patio of the Maidens, the Ambassador's Room, and the English gardens.
• Explore the main attraction of the church, the altarpiece with a massive work of art that is surrounded by railings and is the biggest in Christendom.
• Explore the art of the 16th century, and learn about the history of the Catedral de Sevilla, the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the door of Baptism.
• Enjoy the walk around the church while seeing some of the best art galleries in Spain.
• Appreciate the art by Goya, Luis de Vargas, Murillo, and Pedro de Campaña.
• Witness the 10 doors of the Catedral, entered through the main door Puerta de la Asunción and the oldest door from the former Almohad mosque is Puerta del Perdón
• Admire the old heritage of the Royal Chapel with your family and friends, where the graves of some monarchs rest.

How To Reach

By Rail- Visitors can take a train from Puerta Jerez station to reach Catedral de Sevilla. Through the train, it will take you approximately 40 minutes to reach your final destination.

By Bus- Alternatively, you can take bus numbers M-132, and M-134 from El Keo, which leaves from Rtda Bollullos Puertas Leyva V. It will take you about 60 minutes to reach Catedral de Sevilla.

By Metro- To travel to Catedral de Sevilla by metro, you can take it from Universidad Pablo Olavide (Biblioteca). It will take you about 30 minutes to reach Catedral de Sevilla.

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Best Time To Visit

Weekends are ideal for visiting Catedral de Sevilla because you can escape the hectic pace of city life. On weekends, many people visit the site, making it busy. As a result, it is best to buy your tickets to Catedral de Sevilla on a weekday to avoid crowds and experience the site at your leisure.

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Other Essential Information

Tips to Visit Catedral de Sevilla

  • From 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, you can have a free visit to Seville Cathedral with an audio guide and entry to the La Giralda Towers. Make your purchase as soon as possible because they sell out quickly.
  • The Cathedral's hours of service may be altered according to religious ceremonies. Check the Cathedral's schedule on the official site to ensure visitors are permitted.
  • If you wish to use the wheelchairs or any other service, contact the support team.
  • Purchasing tickets for a combined guided tour that includes the Alcazar and the Cathedral is the finest way to view both of Seville's treasures. 
  • The simplest option, unless you have a really good guidebook, is to grab an audio guide at the gate. Even better, upgrade your entry ticket to add a guided tour of the Giralda Tower and the church.

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Point of Interest for Catedral de Sevilla


The Giralda is a one-of-a-kind creative masterpiece and a gem of Almohad architecture. The massive Cathedral along with five naves that displaced the mosque is Europe's one of the biggest Gothic buildings. The Giralda was constructed to imitate the tower of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. It was the old minaret of the mosque that had existed on the area under Muslim control. Its dimensions, intricate brick-pattern design, and changing colour make it maybe Spain's most ideal Islamic structure.

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Tomb of Christopher Columbus

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

Once entering the church, turn right until you reach Christopher Columbus' grave facing the Puerta del Principe (Door of the Prince). Four allegorical figures holding up his tomb are Castille, Aragon, Navara, and Leon, the four kings of Spain during Columbus' lifetime. Arturo Melida, a sculptor, created the design.

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Sala del Pabellón

Sala del Pabellón

This chamber, first one after the ticket office, displays selected gems from the cathedral's art collection. Much of what is on show here, as well as throughout the cathedral. This is the work of artists from Seville's Golden Age in the 17th century.

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Capilla Mayor

Capilla Mayor

Even in such a magnificent cathedral, the Capilla Mayor impresses out with its magnificent Gothic retable. This sea of gold and multi-colored wood, was made in 1482 by Flemish artist Pieter Dancart and completed by others in 1564. The patron saint of the cathedral, the Virgen de la Sede (Virgin of the See), is shown as a miniature silver-plated cedar figure in the centre of the lowest level.

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Patio de los Naranjos

Patio de los Naranjos

This patio, located outside the cathedral's northern facade, was formerly the mosque's principal courtyard. It features 66 orange trees and a modest Visigothic pond in the centre. Look for a plush crocodile hanging above the courtyard's doorway; it's a duplicate of a gift given to Alfonso X by the Sultan of Egypt in 1260.

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Capilla de San Antonio

Capilla de San Antonio

More artistic gems may be seen in the chapels that line the walls of the cathedral. The Capilla de San Antonio, located at the western edge of the northern aisle, has Murillo's massive 1656 representation of the Visión de San Antonio de Padua. The picture was of the victim of a brazen art robbery in 1874.

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