El CATEDRAL DE SEVILLA

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My Family and I (second to right holding my sister) in Sevilla

El Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede. Also known to us in english as the cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, is located in the beautiful city of Sevilla. Built in 1402, this is a must see attraction while visiting Andalucia. The reason I call it an attraction is because it is rather expensive for non-working high school student as I am. The total cost for an adult is 7 euros, approximately 10 dollars. As you reach proximity to the Cathedral you will notice that it fathers over the rest of the buildings. There is one thing of this Cathedral that will always grasp your eye, and that is the tall tower. This tall tower is actually a minaret the only surviving remnant of once great mosque.

La Giralda
The name of the minaret is La Giralda. It reaches a total height 97.5 meters, or 320 feet. While noticing the Giralda, you can not help to notice the massive structure of the Cathedral itself. The Catedral en Sevilla is apparently the largest Catholic Cathedral in the world, the building style is Gothic. The size of this Cathedral is 76 by 115 meters, or 249 by 377 feet. Once going through the pain of paying to visit a catherdal, which should be free, you will be stunned as you enter through the Morish arch ways that expose this wonderful and historic "momument". Once you step inside look for the tomb of Christopher Columbus. The four massive statues holding his remains above their heads is quite a site. After visiting the Catherdal, do not forget to take the winding ramp up to the top of the Giralda. Once on the top, have your cameras ready for a panoramic view of Sevilla. Before leaving the Catherdal, you will exit through the Patio de los Naranjos, or the patio of the oranges. It is the "patio of the orange grove". Come during the spring, and you can smell the fresh scent of the orange blossoms, that fill the soft evenings of Sevilla. 

Despit the cost, it is well worth the visit, especially if it will be the only time you go to Sevilla. Even under the hot relentless summer sun of southern Spain, nothing can be more absorbing then seeing El Catedral de Sevilla.    

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My Family and I (second to right h…
My Family and I (second to right …
La Giralda
La Giralda
Catedral De Sevilla
Catedral De Sevilla
Different angle of La Giralda
Different angle of La Giralda
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photo by: JP-NED