Travel Photo: Cathedral of Seville

Travel Photo: Cathedral of Seville

Seville, Spain- cathedral details

Travel Photo: Cathedral of Seville

 

The Cathedral of Seville in the historic center of Seville is a World Heritage Landmark site that is also the largest gothic cathedral in the world. After its completion in the early 16th century, the landmark became the largest cathedral in the world passing the Byzantine cathedral Hagia Sofia, which held this distinction for over a thousand years.

Built on the site of an ancient mosque, the remaining minaret was converted into a bell tower called La Giralda which is the most well-known symbol of the city. The famous Giralda is over 343 feet in height and was built to resemble the famous Katoubia mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco. Even though most of the Cathedral of Seville is built in gothic style, the top portion of the Giralda was fashioned in Renaissance style with gilt bronze balls.

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Seville, Spain - cathedral details

 

 

 

 

Seville, Spain Cathedral

 

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7 Responses to Travel Photo: Cathedral of Seville

  1. Kathryn August 5, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    What a fabulous and fascinating building! Great photos Noel. I’d love to see it for real though. Hopefully one day.

  2. alison August 5, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    The detail on that bell tower is beautiful. It amazes me how religious structures are built one on top of the other. So much history.

  3. Wandering Carol July 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Gorgeous photos. You obviously had a better time in Seville than I did – from massive cockroaches in my room – I swear, they were the size of rats – to no one speaking to me at all when I went alone to a punk rock bar, it really wasn’t my best trip. Maybe it’s a wise thing I’ve switched to luxury travel, I think I’d like Seville much better now.

  4. Mary Calculated Traveller July 25, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    Love the horse and buggy photos. I have yet to go to Seville but I know who to ask for info when I do now! Thanks!

  5. Angela Koblitz July 23, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    Absolutely stunning photos. I can’t wait to be there this August 🙂
    Cheers,
    Angela

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