Catholic Cathedral in Seville, Spain
|Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See|
Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
View of the southeastern side of the Cathedral
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Architect(s)||Alonso Martínez, Pedro Dancart, Carles Galtés de Ruan, Alonso Rodríguez|
|Length||135 m (443 ft)|
|Width||100 m (330 ft)|
|Nave width||15 m (49 ft)|
|Height||42 m (138 ft)|
|Number of spires||1|
|Spire height||105 m (344 ft)|
|Archbishop||Juan Asenjo Pelegrina|
|Official name||Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville|
|Criteria||i, ii, iii, vi|
|Designated||1987 (11th session), modified 2010|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Official name||Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla|
|Designated||29 December 1928|
|Reference no.||(R.I.) - 51 - 0000329 - 00000|
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede), better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the adjoining Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies. It is the fourth-largest church in the world (its size remains a matter of debate) as well as the largest Gothic church.
After its completion in the early 16th century, Seville Cathedral supplanted Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world, a title the Byzantine church had held for nearly a thousand years. The total area occupied by the building is 11,520 square metres (124,000 sq ft). The Gothic section alone has a length of 126 m (413 ft), a width of 76 m (249 ft), and its maximum height in the center of the transept is 42 m (138 ft). The total height of the Giralda tower from the ground to the weather vane is 104.5 m (342 ft 10 in).
Seville Cathedral was the site of the baptism of Infant Juan of Aragon in 1478, only son of the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Its royal chapel holds the remains of the city's conqueror Ferdinand III of Castile, his son and heir Alfonso the Wise and their descendant king Peter the Just. The funerary monuments for cardinals Juan de Cervantes and Pedro González de Mendoza are located among its chapels. Christopher Columbus and his son Diego are also buried in the cathedral.
The Archbishop's Palace is located on the northeastern side of the cathedral.
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Autonomous community of Spain
Municipality in Andalusia, Spain
University of Seville
Public university in Seville, Spain
Church in Seville, Spain
Torre del Oro
Bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
General Archive of the Indies
Historical documentary archive located in Seville
Plaza de España, Seville
Santa Cruz, Seville
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