Visit Seville: Cathedral of Seville, Church of San Luis, Cartuja Monastery

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Seville Churches, Spain

Cathedral of Seville

It is the third largest church in the world, after St. Peter's in Vatican City and Saint Paul's in London. Inside, once you pass the beautiful facade, you will see late-gothic and Renaissance elements, in a highly suggestive context that reaches its peak with the High Altar, a monumental work of Flemish art embellished with decorations engraved in more than two tons of gold. The cathedral's high roof is dominated by the Giralda, an ancient minaret and the undisputed symbol of Seville. Entering the Sacristia de los Cálices, you can admire the cathedral's rich treasure, with paintings by Goya, Murillo and Zurbarán, silver and gold goblets, crucifixes inlaid with precious stones and much more. The beautiful Capilla Real also deserves a look, with the statue of the Virgen de los Reyes (Virgin of the Kings), the patron saint of Seville.

Monday to Saturday: 11.00-17.30
Sundays and holidays: 2:30 to 6:00 pm
August 1 - 31
Monday to Saturday: 9.30-16.00

Sundays and holidays: 2:30 to 6:00 pm

Price €7 (entrance to the Giralda is included)

Church of San Luis

Leaving the center and going towards Barrio Macarena, along Calle San Luis you will find the Church of San Luis, an impressive example of Seville's Baroque architecture designed by Leonardo de Figueroa. Its fabulous interior and the splendor of its facade will amaze you.

Cartuja Monastery

The Island of Cartuja owes its name to this imposing monastery, renovated during the 1992 Expo and the present-day home of the splendid Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art. The original building dates back to the fifteenth century and was built near the cave that hid the portrait of the Virgin Mary during the Muslim occupation. Christopher Columbus stayed at the monastery often, and his remains were kept here for 30 years.

Basilica de la Macarena

Barrio Macarena surrounds this church that holds the seventeenth-century statue of the Virgin of Macarena, which is carried in a procession during Holy Week. In addition to its brilliant characteristic neo-Baroque style, at its side you can see the Puerta de la Macarena, the only stretch of city wall dating to the Augustan Age.

Church of El Salvador

300 meters from the Cathedral of Seville, you will find the Church of El Salvador, the second largest in the city. Its three naves were designed by the great Spanish Baroque architect, Leonardo de Figueroa. Inside, you will be able to see the beautiful dome and the various statues of the Virgin Mary and the saints.


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