The Cathedral of Seville is beautiful, giant and legend! And trust me, the minute you set eyes on it, you’ll have trouble picking your chin up off the floor! .
Although today it is Catholic, the Cathedral of Seville was once a mosque. Yes, a mosque. More precisely, Seville's Grand Mosque!
Its builder, there in 1172, was the Almoada caliph Abu Yaqub Yusuf, who wanted a building larger than the city's old mosque. The Caliph saw his work almost ready and even prayed for it officially, but died before the completion of the fantastic minaret, which was not finished until 1198.
In 1248, the mosque was renovated to turn the Church of St. Mary and remained so until 1401.
Today the Cathedral of Seville and the Tower La Giralda have elements of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical styles. The cathedral impresses anyone!
✔ It’s the third-largest cathedral in the world, and the largest Gothic one, but these aren’t the only things that make truly unique—the history you find within its walls is what will keep you wanting to know more. ✔ The navigator Christopher Columbus was buried there (among other personalities).
✔ Listed by UNESCO since 1987 .
📍Address: Avenida de la Constitución s/n, Seville.
🚋 Access by train: Puerta Jerez Station (Line 1).
⏰ Schedule: ▪️From September to June: Monday from 11 am to 3:30 pm; Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 14:30 to 18:00. ▪️July and August (except on July 17 and 25): Monday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm; Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
🎫 Tickets: ▪️General visit coast 9 euros (adult). ▪️Guided tour of the roof coast 15 euros, (adult). Reduced entry costs of €4 for retirees and students under the age of 25. ▪️The visit is free for residents of Seville or those who were born there, disabled people with an escort, and children up to age 14 with an adult.
Don’t forget your ID! .
🗺 Traveler Discovery Tips: ✔ You can enter for free on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, but be fast!
✔ You can purchase your entry online and take printed. The tickets value is the same for those who buy on site, with the advantage of not having to face long lines.