Last Thursday we went to, what is perhaps, the most popular monument in Seville, the Cathedral., which is called Catedral de Santa María de la Sede. It is the biggest gothic cathedral in the world. It is also the third largest cathedral in the world, only surpassed by the cathedral of San Pedro in The Vatican and that of Saint Paul in London. The remains of Christopher Columbus are buried in the Catedral, which is another important fact that makes this monument as popular as it is.
At the beginning of our tour we went up to the top of "La Giralda", which, with its 104 meters high, is the highest point of Seville. It is higher than other well known towers such as "Big Ben" in London and "Tower of Pisa"! From there we had very privileged views of the cIty. IT WAS AMAZING!
After coming down the tower, we spent almost an hour inside the Cathedral, watching the spectacular architecture of the building and learning, from our tour guide, about the history that its walls tell. Finally, after taking a break in el Jardín de los Naranjos, the students visited the gift shop to buy some souvenirs for their families.
Without a doubt, la Catedral de Sevilla is a place you have to visit when you are in Seville.