Catedral de Sevilla boggles the mind. Not only incredibly huge but also unbelievably magnificent inside! It’s the most stunning cathedral I’ve ever been to so far. Everything is incredibly gorgeous, from the dome ceilings to the columns and marble floors! I honestly had goosebumps as soon as I got in and looked up the high and richly ornamented domes. The Gothic architecture itself commands strength, power, and beauty.
It’s beautiful! It’s grand! And it leaves you speechless!
Catedral de Sevilla (Seville Cathedral) is also known as “The Cathedral of St. Mary of the See.”
It is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the World.
And the third-largest Catholic Church in the World.
It’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
The vaulted ceilings and domes are incredibly breathtaking.
The stained windows are splendid.
You must stop and scale the interior with your eyes, from floors to vaulted ceilings.
You have to stop taking photos for a while and wonder about the complexities and beauty of this cathedral.
There are thousands of tiny sculptures anywhere you look.
And there are also thousands of peerless paintings all over the church.
The antique pieces of furniture are of outstanding craftsmanship.
This is the main altar of Cathedral de Sevilla. It is enclosed in iron bars. Behind those bars is a gold retablo.
And if you look closely, the retablo has carved miniatures that depict the scenes from the life of Christ. I have never seen such an altarpiece like this grand and golden.
Across the main altar is the choir loft that is left unchanged. Everything here is antique.
Perhaps, the most photographed part inside is these four statues.
They carry the body of the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus.
The cathedral has 80 side chapels which are named after revered Catholic Saints.
When you’re tired and need a break from the crowd, rooms are waiting to be discovered. Like this one below.
Don’t forget to climb Giralda Tower, where you can see the panoramic view of the city of Sevilla.
And do you know that this cathedral used to be a mosque?
WHERE TO STAY IN SEVILLA
I stayed at Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel, one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. It’s a fun hostel with a rooftop overlooking part of the city – and a jacuzzi! The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the staff is extra friendly. Read my review here.