It is the largest Gothic temple in the world
and the third largest in the Christian world. It was
built on the original 12th century site of the Principal
Mosque of the city. There are some remains of the original
mosque, such as the minaret which is the tower of the
cathedral today. The 12th century courtyard, is known
as the Patio of the Oranges. Its enormous dimensions
house valuable treasures. Inside the building is the
mausoleum which holds the remains of Christopher Columbus.
The universally acknowledged symbol of the
city is the Giralda wich was initially the tower of
Seville´s Principal Mosque. The Giralda is 97
metres high and is crowned with a weathervane known
as the Giraldillo. Its a giant bronze figure representing
Faith Victorious, which gives its name to the tower.
Climb the Giralda to enjoy the best panoramic view of