(1) Cathedral
Avenida de la Constitución, Sevilla.
  95 421 49 71.
  Mon-Sat 11:00-17:00; Sun 14:00-18:00.
  Adults: 7,50€; Students: 2€.
Photos:    Cathedral and Giralda tower
 Patio de los Naranjos
 Tomb of Christopher Columbus

Tower view:
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The Cathedral of Seville was built in the 15th and 16th century in Gothic style on the grounds of the former major Arab mosque. It is the largest place of worship in Spain, and the third largest cathedral in the Christian world.

Enter the building from Alemanes street through the Puerta del Perdón into the  Patio de los Naranjos. You will find there a PILA of the 5th century BC. Then climb up to the Giralda tower, which was the minaret of the 12th century Moslem mosque. Its Christian bell fry was added by Hernán Ruiz in 1568. From there you can oversee large parts of Seville:

To the  North see the Plaza de Franciso with the Town Hall, Salvador church and the Cartuja peninsula of the Expo1992 with the Alamillo and Barqueta bridges. To the  East you will see Mateos Gago street leading into the Santa Cruz quarter. To the  South, the Alcazar is to your left, the Indian archive to your right, and the Maria Luisa park with the towers of the Plaza de España in the background. To the  West, there is the Bullring and Isabel II bridge, which leads to the Triana quarter.

Then go down and visit the huge  Interior of the Cathedral. It contains a large collection of artwork: paintings of Murillo and Zurbarán, goldsmithery of Juan de Arfe, amongst others.
On the way out you pass the supposed  Tomb of Christopher Columbus.

>> Continue the Sightseeing Tour:
Have a last overview of the Cathedral from the Plaza de los Reyes and go up Mateos Gago street into the (2) Santa Cruz quarter.


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