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Seville Cathedral, Sevilla, Spain

The Seville Cathedral is formally known as Cathedral of St Mary of the See. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. It was in Seville that the Spanish planned their exploration and the administration of The New World.

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Seville Cathedral, Sevilla, Spain

  1. 1. First created. 14 Feb 2008. Version 3.0. Sep 2010, London. Jerry Tse All rights reserved. Available free for non-commercial and non-profit use only Seville Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede The Giralda was built in the Mudejar style, which is the architecture style of the Moors. It covered the bell tower with lace-like stone work.
  2. 2. History of 15C Spain Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492 to discover the “New World”. By the 16 th Century Spain became the superpower of the time, controlling much of the Americas, the Low Countries, Central Europe and the Philippines. All the riches of the Americas were used to finance Spanish wars in Europe and to build Cathedrals. Seville was the centre of Spanish trades with the Americas. By the 17the Century, Spain managed to bankrupt its treasury.
  3. 3. The Cathedral at night
  4. 4. The Cathedral was built on the site of the Great Mosque in Seville. The Giralda Tower was changed from a minaret into a bell tower. Construction began in 1402. It took a century to complete.
  5. 6. The carving on the Tympanum on the Eastern Façade, showing the Adoration of the three Wise Men.
  6. 7. The sclptures Some of the statues on the cathedral.
  7. 17. A crown in the Treasury of the cathedral. The Cathedral of Seville is the largest Gothic church and the third largest church in the world. At the time of its completion, it supplanted the Hagia Sophia as the largest Cathedral In the world. Its proper name is the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Sea.
  8. 19. The Tomb of Columbus
  9. 34. The Giralda and Patio de los Naranjos (next slide) are a legacy of the previous mosque.
  10. 47. All rights reserved. Available free for non-commercial and non-profit use only Music – Handel’s And the Glory of the Lord. The End