Cathedral

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Cathedral information

Location
Seville , Spain
Telephone
+34 954 56 31 50
More information
www.catedraldesevilla.es
Prices
adult/student/senior/child under 12yr/disabled €8/2/2/free/free
Opening hours
11am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 2.30-6.30pm Sun Sep-Jun, 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, 2.30-6.30pm Sun Jul & Aug, closed 1 & 6 Jan, Palm Sunday, Corpus Christi, 15 Aug, 8 Dec & 25 Dec
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Seville’s immense cathedral , officially the biggest in the world, is awe-inspiring in its scale and sheer majesty. It stands on the site of the great 12th-century Almohad mosque, with the mosque’s minaret (the Giralda) still towering beside it. After Seville fell to the Christians in 1248 the mosque was used as a church until 1401. Then, in view of its decaying state, the church authorities decided to knock it down and start again. ‘Let us create such a building that future generations will take us for lunatics’, they decided (or so legend has it). The result is a cathedral measuring 126m long and 83m wide.