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Seville Cathedral & Giralda
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Seville Cathedral and Giralda
Witness the majestic Seville Cathedral in the magical city of Seville. Considered to be one of the world's largest Gothic cathedral's, this stunning monument has awe-inspiring architecture. Read on to learn more about how you can book Seville Cathedral tickets and plan the perfect trip to this landmark attraction.
Seville Cathedral has one of the best ticket discounts offers available if purchased online. Along with free tickets for children, there are discounts available for students and senior citizens. Make avail of these offers and discounts by buying tickets online. Make sure to check the details on the ticket before purchasing for further details.
Step inside Seville Cathedral to explore the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get to admire the beauty of the largest Gothic church.
Also known as La Giralda, in its initial days, it was used as a minaret for Great Mosque during the Almohad dynasty’s reign. After the mosque’s conversion into the cathedral, a Renaissance-style top was added to it. It was redesigned and repurposed to be used as a Bell Tower, only to be registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
Capilla Mayor or the Great Chapel has a beautiful altarpiece of 45 carved scenes depicting events from the life of Christ and Santa Maria de la Sede, the cathedral's patron saint. The gothic woodcarving attracts visitors for its beautiful artwork, the inclusion of gold, and also for being the largest and richest altarpiece in the world.
With marvelous eyecatching Renaissance architecture, the Royal Chapel lies just behind the Great Chapel. It houses relics of St. Ferdinand in a silver shrine on one of the altars, while on the other you will find the Virgin of the Kings. Interestingly, the virgin’s head holds a crown made of 22-karat gold holding nearly 12,000 precious stones.
The last remains of Christopher Columbus are kept at the Seville Cathedral. Decorated with a monument to the great navigator, his tomb is kept inside the cathedral while being held aloft by allegorical figures. Designed by Arturo Melida, and installed in 1899, the four figures represent four kingdoms of Spain during Columbus’ life.
Right next to the Sacrista Mayor, you will come across the Chapter House. Also known as the Capitular, the Chapter House is known for its magnificent domed ceiling that mirrors the floor with beautiful marble decoration. The Chapter House or the Capitular houses numerous beautiful artworks and paintings by Murillo along with the best of his works.
It is one of the key highlights of the Cathedral and a nod to its Islamic origins. Even with Catholic elements being prominent on either side, you can find the intricate carvings and inscriptions from the Quran on the iron door, stating its origins. Originally, this door served as the mosque entrance but is now used as the exit from the cathedral.
La Giralda: The former minaret of a mosque has been repurposed as a bell tower for the cathedral. The architecture and the views from the top of the tower is major attraction in the city.
Alcazar Palace: Historically known as the al-Qasr al-Muri, it is a palace that was built for the Christian King, Peter of the Castile. The palace is a great example of a combination of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance structural elements in the city.
Casa De Pilatos: Housing the largest azulejo collections in the world, La Casa de Pilatos or the Pilate's House is an Andalusian palace in the city that serves as the Dukes of Medinaceli’s permanent residence.
Santa Cruz District: It is a former Jewish quarter of Seville, which also happens to be the primary tourist neighborhood of the medieval city.
Seville Cathedral tickets are available online. Without tickets and authorization areas of the monument are closed to the public, so make sure you buy your tickets online to reserve your time slot in advance.
Seville Cathedral tickets are available at various price ranges, depending on their features. The cost of Seville Cathedral tickets starts from €11.
Visitors can avail discounts on Seville Cathedral tickets if they purchase the tickets online. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens. Make sure to check your tickets for more information before you purchase.
Yes, Seville Cathedral is now open. It has reopened for the public post-COVID 19. Make sure to check out the timings of Seville Cathedral before you visit.
Yes, Seville Cathedral is safe to visit. Several safety measures and guidelines are in place to ensure a safe experience for the visitors.
It takes around 1 hour to 75 mins to explore Seville Cathedral, depending on how you want to explore the attraction. There is a lot to explore in Seville Cathedral, so make sure to plan your visit accordingly.
Yes, guided tours are available to the Seville Cathedral.
Yes, but photography and video recording inside Seville Cathedral for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited without prior permission.
Yes, Seville Cathedral tickets provide access to the Giralda.