Spain, Seville – the Cathedral and the Giralda Tower

One of the top places to visit in Seville is the cathedral and this is for good reason. It is the largest Gothic style cathedral in the world and third overall for size only to the Vatican and St Paul’s. Apparently the mandate was “let’s build the biggest cathedral in the world and everyone will think we are crazy to try”! You get the idea – it is impressive both from the outside and the inside (if you enjoy a dose of OTT) .

I also climbed the Giralda Tower – 37 floors – well probably only half that as they were half floors but I was glad it was an upward slope and not stairs. The view from the top was wonderful although a bit ear shattering when the bells started ringing.

Here are the exteriors including the Tower

A selection of views from the top of the Giralda Tower and also at various mid points where I was stopping to see what it looked like outside – yeah right – I mean stopping to get my breath back!

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The interiors also include art by Murillo as well as a lot of gold and silver.

I liked this room the best – I think it was the Chapter Room just before you get to the exit.

3 thoughts on “Spain, Seville – the Cathedral and the Giralda Tower

  1. Barry O'Leary

    Great post and photos. Yeah I guess they must have been a bit crazy to try to build the world’s largest cathedral, but they almost did.

    I live in Seville and that’s my favourite place. So many great memories there, but also sad ones. It’s a truly spiritual place.

    Where else did you go in Seville?

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Barry O’Leary

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