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Seville Cathedral: Top 5 architectural highlights

Seville's preeminent attraction, the Seville Cathedral, is the third-largest church in the world. A sublime specimen of Gothic architecture with a fascinating history, the cathedral is a formidable human achievement that will certainly take your breath away.

Giralda

Giralda

The cathedral's famous bell tower, called Giralda, was originally built as a minaret in the late 12th century. The stunning, 105-meter-tall tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Main Chapel

Main Chapel

The Capilla Mayor, the cathedral's main chapel, has the longest nave of any cathedral in Spain. Its 42-meter-high ceiling is lavishly decorated in Gothic and Baroque styles.

Altarpiece

Altarpiece

The Capilla Mayor's retablo, aka altarpiece, is the largest in Christendom. This sublime masterpiece was entirely carved out of wood, depicting 42 scenes from the life of Christ.

The Cathedral's Doors

The Cathedral's Doors

In total, the cathedral has 15 doors, each featuring a distinct architectural style and decorated with beautiful, extremely ornate reliefs and carvings.

Christopher Columbus' Tomb
Photo: E S Lee@flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Christopher Columbus' Tomb

In this gorgeous monument, Columbus' casket is held aloft by four statues, each representing one of the four kingdoms that comprised Spain during the explorer's life.

Our insider tips

Enjoy the view from the tower

Although it's a long climb to the top of the Giralda, it's not an overly difficult one, and those who brave it are rewarded with one of the most spectacular views of the entire city – don't miss out!

Bring your ID

As children under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult don't have to pay the admission fee, remember to bring their IDs to be sure to enjoy the concession. The same is true for seniors and students who want to take advantage of discounted tickets.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open Monday 11:00AM to 3:30PM, Tuesday to Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday 2:30PM to 6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult general admission tickets start at 9 € and continue up depending on transportation and tour options.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide in the Cathedral, but several tours include a stop with further information provided.
  • How to get there
    Take bus line C5 to García de Vinuesa or tram line T1 to Archivo de Indias.
  • Additional information

    • Queue lines can get quite long, so keep this in mind if you're visiting on a very hot day and plan accordingly.

What people are saying about Seville Cathedral

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 11,299 reviews

Efficient, time-saving and very informative

Our guide, Jesus, was excellent. So much information. We toured the Alcazar first and had about 25 minutes to visit the gardens on our own (longer would have been appreciated). Jesus then guided us around the cathedral, where our tour ended. We could then visit at our leisure and/or climb the Giralda. There was virtually no queuing (only a few minutes waiting for another tour group to precede us into the cathedral) and our guide was excellent. The organisation was straightforward and efficient.

Amazing, totally enjoyable and informative.

Our guide was Lorena and she was fabulous. Very knowledgeable about history and many aspects of the cathedral and Alcazar. She was able to add lots of interesting and quirky details that had us thinking, laughing or at least grinning. She manoeuvred us through to avoid the crowds . As well as the amazing buildings, Lorena made the tour excellent. Thank you

Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour Reviewed by

Good, detailed, interesting and well presented by guide

Did not realise till quite late that meeting place is the tourist office. This should be printed more prominently on confirmation/tickets, or alternately make the meeting place where we actually gathered though I accept this may well not be easily described or shown.

Alcázar, Seville Cathedral and La Giralda Guided Tour Reviewed by

A good informative and amusing guide at the Alcazar.

The guide and the tour was excellent. Well paced and informative. We took the tour in English. Compliments to our guide. The meeting arrangements were a little imprecise and then slow to establish our exact group but once on our way.......all went well.

A well judged tour with a good balance of information.

Loupe was a lovely guide. She has a lovely disposition and hence the tour is conducted in an enjoyable atmosphere. She teases out the key areas of interest so you do not become overloaded with facts. Our group of 4 would highly recommend this tour.

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