Catedral & Giralda
Seville’s immense cathedral, officially the biggest in the world (by volume), is awe-inspiring in its scale and sheer majesty. It stands...
Archivo de Indias
On the western side of Plaza del Triunfo, the Archivo de Indias is the main archive on Spain's American empire, with 80 million pages of...
P Flaherty Irish Pub
Its location right next to the cathedral makes this one of the busiest – and biggest – bars around. If there’s a football game on, the...
Horno de San Buenaventura
There are actually two of these gilded pastry/coffee/snack bars in Seville, one here in Avenida de la Constitución opposite the...
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.