Seville Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Santa María de la Sede, is an impressive Gothic cathedral located in the center of the city of Seville, Spain. It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and was built on the site of a former Muslim mosque.
The construction of the cathedral began in the 15th century on top of a 12th-century Almohad mosque. Among its most outstanding features are its impressive bell tower (former minaret), known as Giralda, and its impressive main altar, decorated with intricate golden details.
The Seville Cathedral is also known for housing the remains of Christopher Columbus inside. In addition, inside we can find works of art made by some of the most important Spanish artists such as Murillo, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal, Goya, etc.
Inside the cathedral we can find important and beautiful elements that deserve to be mentioned. Here we present some of the most prominent:
La Giralda: Old minaret of the Almohad mosque. Today it is the bell tower of the cathedral and is one of the most recognizable symbols of Seville. It is a tower over 90 meters high which can be climbed through a series of ramps and contemplate one of the best views of the city of Seville.
The Main Altarpiece: The Main Altarpiece of the Seville Cathedral is actually late Gothic in style and was built in the 15th century. The golden altarpiece is almost 30 meters high by almost 20 meters wide and is adorned with more than 200 sculpted wooden figures. It is considered one of the largest in the world.
The Patio de los Naranjos: It is a beautiful patio with orange trees that is located at the entrance of the cathedral where the old ablutions patio of the mosque was located. It is a quiet and peaceful place that is perfect to take a break and enjoy the beauty of the place.
The stained glass windows: The cathedral has many stained glass windows that are true works of art. The stained glass windows constitute a journey through the history of art since we find some made from the 15th century to the 20th century, going through multiple stages and styles and representing biblical scenes and saints.
The visiting hours of the Seville Cathedral vary depending on the time of year. However, in general, the visiting hours are as follows:
Seville Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and has great historical and artistic value, with numerous elements and details that may go unnoticed if you visit on your own. In addition, a guide will allow you to better understand the context and importance of each element found in the cathedral.
For this reason, from Voyager we always recommend those who love history to take a guided tour so as not to miss the most relevant details of its history and architecture.
Voyager offers two types of visits: group and private.
Group guided tours are cheaper and allow you to tour the palaces with other people.
Private guided tours, as the name suggests, allow you to tour the monument with an exclusive official guide.
Tickets can be purchased both at the ticket office or online. There are different prices depending on the type of ticket:
General Admission: €11
Reduced ticket for students and retirees from the EU: €7
Children under 13: €1
Our visits include the entrance to the monument. Book your visit and we will take care of managing your tickets.