City Exploring: Seville Cathedral
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.
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.
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