City Exploring: Seville Cathedral

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 I've been to practically every major cathedral in the Europe and this building can hold its own with Notre Dame, Chartres and the Duomo. The choir and alter piece are the creme fraise that make this building so incredible. The Seville Cathedral, completed in 1507, was built on the site of an old mosque and is the largest cathedral in the world, bumping the Hagia Sophia who held the honor for about 1000 years. It is also the resting place of Christopher Columbus.

Because we didn't book our tickets online beforehand (ding dong) and because the "short cut" way of getting tickets isn't allowed during Semana Santa we had to wait in line for our tickets. But to be honest, it worked in our favor. My husband left for his early morning run and secured our place in line--number two. I then swapped him places and about an hour later when the church opened we had about 10 minutes to ourselves to photograph the cathedral before the tour buses showed up. If you can manage some alone time, it is worth it. I literally ran around photographing everything I could while the place was empty, then went back to the beginning for a leisurely stroll. 

The Details
Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Hours: 11am-3:30, but these change during the holidays or special days so it's best to double check. 
Cost: €9

The photo below is Christopher Columbus' grave

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  1. Oh my! I can stay a whole day inspecting every nook and cranny.

  2. Stunning place - and I bet the organ is a delight to hear as well!
    Come join the party at! It opens each week as Tuesday dawns in Australia, and remains open all week long.

  3. WOWOWOWOWOW! Stunning. I love old churches. Very interesting that it was once a mosque. I haven't been to Seville, but I have been to other cities in the south of Spain and have seen other churches that were once mosques. Fascinating. Lovely post.

  4. Incredible shots! Thanks for the preview; I can't wait to see it for myself some day! :D

  5. It is more than stunning! I am glad you were able to enter. I didn't know this is the largest cathedral in the world.

  6. Gorgeous! This region is one I want to explore more! Have a great weekend!

  7. Oh wow! What great pictures from this beautiful cathedral.
    The organ is terrific, it must wonderful to hear the sound.
    Greetings from Germany
    Falk Gembus

  8. we loved Sevilla and if I remember well, we didn't have to wait so much for the tickets, but it wasn't Semana Santa.

  9. How very spectacular is this. I loved learning more about this cathedral

  10. Sevilla Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. It is stunning and so near the palace. I loved it.

    Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration! See you next week!

  11. wow, you must have a very good camera, and/or a good eye. I find photographing cathedrals very hard and these photos are fantastic. Maybe you had divine inspiration. ;-) #wkendtravelinspiration.

    1. Thank you, Eileen. I do have a good camera, but his church was challenging which is why the some photos are highly edited. In some cases color just didn't work as well as black and white, so I gave in and found a way for the pictures to be beautiful, even if not a totally true likeness.

  12. Saw a thumbnail of this post when surfing ...I love blogs from people who have traveled much, like you:) The Spanish have great architectural skills, I'll say (am also thinking on the Alhambra, and the Gaudi). This is gorgeous!! You did great edits:) "See" you soon at SEASONS!

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