Seville Cathedral

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Seville Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See
Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
Sevilla Cathedral - Southeast.jpg
View of the southeastern side of the Cathedral
Seville Cathedral is located in Andalusia
Seville Cathedral
Seville Cathedral
37°23′9″N 5°59′35″W / 37.38583°N 5.99306°W / 37.38583; -5.99306Coordinates: 37°23′9″N 5°59′35″W / 37.38583°N 5.99306°W / 37.38583; -5.99306
LocationSeville
CountrySpain
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Websitewww.catedraldesevilla.es
History
StatusCathedral
Consecrated1507
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Alonso Martínez, Pedro Dancart, Carles Galtés de Ruan, Alonso Rodríguez
Architectural typechurch
StyleGothic
Groundbreaking1401
Completed1528
Specifications
Length135 metres (443 ft)
Width100 metres (330 ft)
Nave width15 metres (49 ft)
Height42 metres (138 ft)
Number of spires1
Spire height105 metres (344 ft)
Administration
ArchdioceseSeville
Clergy
ArchbishopJuan Asenjo Pelegrina
Official nameCathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii, iii, vi
Designated1987 (11th session), modified 2010
Reference no.383bis-001
State Party Spain
RegionEurope and North America
Official nameCatedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla
TypeReal property
CriteriaMonument
Designated29 December 1928
Reference no.(R.I.) - 51 - 0000329 - 00000

Seville Cathedral is one of the famous Roman Catholic cathedrals in Spain. It is situated in Seville state. It is the third largest cathedral in the word and the largest Gothic style cathedral. It was consecrated in 1507. In 1987, UNESCO added this church as a World Heritage site. [1]

In the early 16th century, Hagia Sophia made the church into a mosque. At that time, the cathedral was the largest church or cathedral in the world. Christopher Columbus is buried in this church.[2]

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  1. "The other Europe: Cinque Terre, Bruges, Rothenburg, Edinburgh, Seville". Dallas Morning News. 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  2. "Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville". UNESCO. Retrieved 2009-06-01.

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