It was winter season in Spain during our holiday. I expected it to be very  cold   but the weather in Andalusia region was very friendly especially in Seville.   It is the beautiful capital and the largest city of Andalusia. It is also the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. The city is situated on the banks of Guadalquivir River, which divides the city into two, Sevilla and Triana.

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The  wonderful winter weather in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. I love the blue sky  and the sunshine  during our visit. The building in the middle is the Seville Cathedral. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies.

One of the sights we experience in this city was  the Seville Cathedral. This is a very impressive architecture and I was truly amazed by it. Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. Isn’t it astounding visiting such great architecture like this? You will wonder more if you visit its interior.

IMG_0649Interior of the Seville  Cathedral.

We did a sightseeing tour inside the Cathedral. It was also  included in our itinerary.    Our tour lasted  for around an hour. I and my good friend stayed for  another half an hour  inside also. I can only say,  its interior is also very beautiful, full of arts and beauty!

Here are some of the data and information of this  Cathedral.

Architectural description:

Architect(s) : Alonso Martínez, Pedro Dancart, Carles Galtés de Ruan, Alonso Rodríguez
Architectural type:  Church
Architectural style:  Gothic
Groundbreaking: 1401
Completed: 1528

Specifications:

Length:  135 metres (443 ft)
Width:  100 metres (330 ft)
Width:  (nave) 15 metres (49 ft)
Height:  (max) 42 metres (138 ft)
Spire(s):  1
Spire height:  105 metres (344 ft)

More on that, the Seville Cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Before this Cathedral was finished, the biggest church that time was the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. I cannot fathom that I also visited this architecture in Istanbul. After its completion in the early 16th century, it was the as the largest cathedral in the world.

Visiting and knowing an architecture  like the Seville Cathedral always reminds of the ingenuity, talent, intellect and ideas of human being.  How I wish that it is always use for the good of mankind and this planet.

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  1. by inka, on November 17 2013 @ 11:53 am

     

    Andalucia in winter is, indeed, not bad. Great info on Seville´s fabulous cathedral. I have to admit that I found the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul more impressive from the outside than the inside.

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