Catedral de Sevilla boggles the mind. Not only it’s incredibly huge but also unbelievably magnificent inside! It’s the most stunning cathedral I’ve ever been to, so far. From the dome ceilings to the columns and to the marble floors, everything is just amazingly stunning. I honestly had goosebumps as soon as I got in and looked up the domes so high and richly ornamented. The Gothic architecture itself commands strength, power and beauty.
It’s beautiful. It’s grand. And it leaves you speechless.
It is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the World.
And the third largest Catholic Church in the World.
It’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
The vaulted ceilings and domes are incredibly breathtaking.
The stained windows are splendid.
You have to stop and scale the interior with your eyes from floors to its vaulted ceilings.
You have to stop taking photos for a while and wonder the complexities and beauty of this cathedral.
There are thousands of tiny sculptures anywhere you look.
And there are also thousands of peerless paintings all over the church.
The antique pieces of furniture are of outstanding craftsmanship.
And if you look closely, the retablo has carved miniatures that depict the scenes from the life of Christ. I have never seen such altarpiece like this grand and golden.
Across the main altar is the choir loft that is left unchanged. Everything here is antique.
Perhaps, the most photographed part inside are these four statues.
They carry the body of the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus.
The cathedral has 80 side chapels which are named after revered Catholic Saints.
When you’re tired and you need a break from the crowd, there are rooms waiting to be discovered. Like this one below.
Don’t forget to climb Giralda Tower where you can see the panoramic view of the city of Sevilla.
And oh, do you know that this cathedral is used to be a mosque?
I stayed at Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel, one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. It’s a fun hostel with a rooftop overlooking part of the city – and a jacuzzi! The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff was extra nice, too. Read my review here.
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