Seville Cathedral, Spain

Seville Cathedral was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. This was built on the site of grand Almohad Mosque in the years 1402 – 1506. It was hard to capture the whole facade of Seville cathedral and its bell tower (Giralda) in the same frame. Giralda (ht. 105m) was the minaret of the mosque that existed there. This was constructed between the years 1184 to 1198. The cathedral is also famous as burial place of Christopher Columbus.This is the 3rd largest church in the world.

Unfortunately, five years after its completion, one of the main pillars collapsed and the dome was almost completely destroyed. The recovery works ended in 1519. In 1888, due to an earthquake, the dome collapsed again and all precious items under the dome was crushed beyond recovery.

 

Seville Cathedral has 15 doors in its 4 facades. This is the Door of Conception in north facade, which is kept closed except on festival days

Seville Cathedral Tickets

General tickets 8euros, students 3euros.

Opening hours

Winter (September to June):
Mondays 11:00 to 15:30; Tuesdays to Saturdays 11:00 to 17:00; Sundays 14:30 to 18:30 (mass takes place in the morning)
Summer (July & August):
Mondays 9:30 to 14:30; Tuesdays to Saturdays 9:30 to 16:30; Sundays 14:30 to 18:30pm (mass takes place in the morning)

Seville Streets

Following are some Seville street shots.

 

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This one is for Saturday Critters

 

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33 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Such an incredible cathedral and an incredible history as well! I visited there when I lived in Spain and it is awesome indeed! Wonderful captures and a great post for the day!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memories!! Have a lovely weekend!!

  2. Awesome photos
    Thanks for your post

  3. Beautiful… so ornate, and interesting history!!

  4. Such a lovely structure… 🙂 great photos!

  5. ladyfi says:

    Magnificent shots!

  6. Beautifully captured Indrani!

  7. I dream of traveling throughout Spain. I just love the culture and the food and the architecture.

  8. It's always a pleasure to see new places Indrani.. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful places 🙂

  9. Beautiful Architecture.. Nice Photography and crisp Presentation, Indrani!

  10. Beautiful is an understatement 🙂 Thank for sharing

  11. Klara says:

    nice architecture against beautiful blue sky. lovely.

  12. Quite a breathtakingly beautiful structure, very well presented 🙂

  13. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, the cathedral and tower are beautiful! Wonderful captures! Enjoy your day and happy weekend!

  14. Charming and beautiful cathedral ! Love the neat and clean street presented in the last picture !

  15. Kash Pals says:

    Beautiful capture. It was an interesting read about the history too. Thanks for sharing.

  16. very nice. I am checking out churches and castles in Europe in cities I get chance to go to

  17. DeniseinVA says:

    Wonderful post and I enjoyed the couples sitting on the colorful bench below.

  18. Jeevan says:

    Absolutely marvelous! Great captures and detail on the Giralda… and stunning against with blue sky.

  19. Great architecture. Loved the pictures. An amazing post! 🙂

  20. fredamans says:

    That is some pretty spectacular architecture!

  21. Ileana says:

    Great cathedral! Very interesting post. Have a nice weekend!

  22. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, I am just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  23. what a beautiful ornate tower. I have visitedSeville for a day andloved it. Have a lovely weekend.

  24. What a shame earthquakes have destroyed so much over the years. The building is magnificent.

  25. Pattu Raj says:

    Awesome it looks.. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Beautiful pictures and excellent commentary.

  27. Wow, I wish to visit there someday. Great post!

  28. beautifully written !

  29. Joyful says:

    You've captured some very beautiful shots of the mosque. Have a great weekend Indrani!

  30. Sri Kri says:

    Excellent shots.Nice write up.

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