Tuesday

The Cathedral in Seville, Spain

This is a very amazing architecture! The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, called in Spanish as Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, commonly known as Seville Cathedral is truly a wonder of human arts and architecture. I had been to Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey last September 2011 and I would say that the architecture of Seville Cathedral is as amazing as the first.

It is a very huge cathedral that we had almost an hour tour inside. The tour inside was truly worth it. It is said that at the time of its completion in the 16th century, it supplanted the Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world. I can see that because we also had a tour inside the Hagia Sophia last time.

The total area of Seville Cathedral is 23,500 square meters while the size of the inner space of Hagia Sophia is 100 X 70m or 7,000 square meters.

The cathedral also serves as the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Don't miss to visit this cathedral and be amazed but its beautiful and incredible architecture both outside and inside. It was so far a very awesome trip we had in this Andalusian capital city.

Facade of Seville Cathedral during our visit last December 7, 2011.
The cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville's wealth, as it had become a major trading center in the years after the Reconquista in 1248.

Interior of the Cathedral. It was a great experience seeing such marvelous architecture!

1 comment:

Viola said...

A beautiful cathedral! :) What a great adventurer you are!! =)

I wish you a Very Happy New Year my friend and all the best from me! :)