The third largest cathedral in the world, behind only St. Peters in Rome and St. Paul's in England. The Cathedral does hold the record as the largest gothic building in the world, This is the most visited site in Seville. Construction began in 1401 on the grounds of the center mosque constructed during Arab occupation.
Torre del Oro
Located on the Guadalquivir River and dating back to the 13th century (Almohade period), the top of the Torre del Oro was once covered in gold tiles which reflected in the sunlight, making the tower a visible fixture in Seville. During the Arab occupation it served as main point of defense and control of the river. The tower was connected to the city walls, and a large linked chain ran from the building to the other side of the river to control maritime traffic into the city. The Torre del Oro now houses the local maritime museum
A legendary neighborhood full of flavor
The neighborhood of Santa Cruz dates from the old Jewish quarter of Seville. That gives the area a unique flavor, thanks to the narrow streets and astonishing plazas, havens of peace that makes you forget its location in the centre of Seville.
In this neighborhood are mixed Andalusian whitewashed houses, mansions, real palaces and humble patios adorned with flowers. It is the perfect setting for the legends and traditions of the mythical Seville, that for many has its origin here.
In Santa Cruz we can find real and mythical inhabitants, from Don Juan Tenorio to Washington Irving or Esteban Murillo. What is undoubtedly true is that from its streets you can enjoy the most beautiful sights of Seville.
The taste of a unique neighborhood
Triana is a unique neighborhood with its own flavor and identity in Seville. The current district has its origins in the strategic location of the San Jorge Castle (X century), which served to defend the walled city of Seville.
The district grew across the traditional core and has therefore developed its own identity as a popular neighborhood. Quarter of sailors, blacksmiths and Romani. Neighborhood of flamenco and art, of bailaores, singers and actors.
Triana is full of emblematic places and monuments of Seville. The traditional gateway itself is the Puente de Triana, the neighborhood icon. Once inside, the Altozano Square, the alley of the Inquisition and the remains of Castillo de San Jorge or the Chapel of the Sailors. All Triana is full of unique places.
The spirit of Triana gives a special form to religious celebrations.
Is one of three remaining Almohad minarets in the world (the others are in Marrakesh and Rabat, Morocco).
The beautiful structure became the bell tower of Seville Cathedral after the Reconquista and it dominates the city's skyline.
The Giralda (named for the giraldillo or weather vane on its summit) was the minaret of the mosque that was replaced by Seville Cathedral.
Built in 1184-96, the tower was the culmination of Almohad architecture. It is considered the finest of the three great Almohad minarets: the other two are in the Moroccan cities of Rabat and Marrakesh.
Topped with four copper spheres that could be seen for miles around, the Moorish tower was used both to call the faithful to prayer and as an observatory over the city.