Cathedral and Giralda Tower
Avenida de la Constitución, 4, Seville, 41004
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- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Sightseeing
Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Cathedral and Giralda Tower
Built in the 15th century to demonstrate the city's growing wealth and prestige, Seville's cathedral is the largest in Europe, and the third largest in the world, and, inside the space created by the unusual height of the naves seems really huge. The centrepiece is the choir, with its enormous gilt retablo, or altarpiece, depicting scenes from the life of Christ. You can also visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus, and there are many important works of art to be seen in the museum, the treasury, and the 80 chapels. The cathedral was built on the site of the old mosque, and has kept two of its best features, the Patio de Naranjas (orange trees), and the Giralda Tower. The latter was originally the 12th century minaret, with the belfry and statue being added later. It has become Seville's best known and most iconic landmark, and it's well worth climbing the long internal ramp for the magnificent views of the city you get from the top.
Admission including tower, adults 8 euros, students under 26 2 euros, children under 15 free.
Admission free on Sundays.
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- Architectural site, Historic site, Landmark / monument
- Avenida de la Constitución, 4, Seville, 41004
- 954 214 971
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Jul-Aug, Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2.30pm-6.30pm. Sep-Jun, Mon-Sat 11am-5.30pm, Sun 2.30-6.30pm.