Seville's most famous landmark and an absolute must-visit.
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.