A major cathedral in all of Europe superseded only by St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London, this is a must-go in Seville. The art, architecture and history, each is uniquely compelling. The tomb of Columbus is here too.

Where to buy tickets?

  • Ticketmaster.es is supposed to be the official site to book tickets online. However, the site often does not list Seville cathedral
  • For most part of the year, lines are not long and you can buy tickets easily.
  • if you see a long line at the cathedral, walk down to Iglesia Del Salvador in the Santa Cruz area and buy the combination ticket for the church and the cathedral. With the combination ticket, you can skip the queue at the cathedral.

More Visiting Tips

  • Attend one of the masses. there is usually one every morning at 10 am. Everyone is allowed, as long as you don't leave before its over. Worth the experience with the singing choir and huge old organs playing
  • Walk around the outside to appreciate its size.
  • The trek up to the top of the Giralda Tower is worth it. The views are great.
  • The Patio de Los Naranjos or the courtyard of orange trees dates back from the era when there was a mosque here, and is worth spending some time in.
  • The remains of Columbus are buried here.

Fast Facts

  • Time Needed : 1-2 hours
  • Getting There:
    • The Cathedral is in the Centro Histórico, heart of the city. If you come by car, park your car at station Condequinto where parking is free.

FAQs : Seville Cathedral

Buying Tickets

Ticketmaster.es is supposed to be the official site to book tickets online. However, the site often does not list Seville cathedral. To buy tickets to the Cathedral, walk down to Iglesia Del Salvador and buy the combination ticket for the church and the cathedral. With the combination ticket, you can skip the queue at the cathedral.

Mass timings

Mayor Chapel: 10:00, 10:30
Royal Chapel 8:30, 10:00, 12:00
Sunday mass timings
8.30 Royal Chapel
9.30 Choral Divine Office (mass at 10.00)
11.30 Parish of El Sagrario
12.30 Parish of El Sagrario
13.15 Main Chapel
18.00 Royal Chapel
19.00 Parish of El Sagrario
20.00 Parish of El Sagrario

Dress Code

Be advised that you should dress appropriately when you enter the cathedral. T-shirts and shorts are not permitted.

Visiting With Children

Children enter free. The audio guide is good value at €3. It has a special commentary for children.
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Children enjoy rushing up the Giralda tower [ Ramp instead of steps makes Giralda Tower extremely child friendly.

Ticketing Info

8 Euros for Adults. Children enter free.


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Seville Cathedral


Gothic and 3rd largest in Europe

The Cathedral is arguably the main attraction of Seville. One of the biggest Gothic constructions ever, it is ranked third in Europe after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London. The altarpiece is the largest in the world.

Planned grandeur

Its grandeur was thought through from the beginning by King Ferdinand III and his court who wanted it to be so big, that the next generations should be dazzled at the audacity. The construction was initiated in the 15th century, after the Reconquista of Seville, on the place where a Almohad Mosque used to be. It took centuries to be completed. It is said that inside the Cathedral is the tomb and remains of Columbus.

Art and 66 Orange Trees

The pieces from the 15th century and the works by Goya, Murillo, and Zurbarán are the main art pieces of the Cathedral. After you finish visiting the inside of the Cathedral, you will find outside a great Patio of Orange Trees around a visigothic fountain - used by mosque worshippers to wash their hands and feet - and the Moorish style bell tower, La Giralda. It is hard to reach the top, but the views are worth it.

The Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The four erstwhile kingdoms of Spain - Castille, Aragon, Navara and Leon - each a figure, hold up the tomb Christopher Columbus. The remains of Columbus moved from the Carthusian monastery in Seville to the Cathedral in the Dominican republic, before they finally came to the Seville Cathedral. Though it is also said that his actual remains continue to reside in the Columbus Lighthouse Monument in Santo Domingo.

Key Highlights

The Cathedral of Seville is one of the city’s main attractions. The grandiose monument was built to impress and dazzle future generations. Started in the 15th century on the site of a mosque after the Christians took back Seville, it took centuries to be finished.

The tomb of Columbus is said to be inside the Cathedral, along with other works of art. The Orange trees and the fountain are a stark reminder of its Islamic past.

Map : Seville Cathedral

Other Seville Top 10 Attractions Near Seville Cathedral are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Seville Cathedral
AttractionDistance
Giralda0.1 Km
Santa Cruz0.1 Km
Alcazar of Seville0.3 Km
Flamenco Museum0.4 Km
Metropol Parasol0.8 Km
Museum of Fine Arts of Seville1 Km
Plaza de Espana1.1 Km
Maria Luisa Park1.3 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

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