Seville’s Cathedral and the history of Columbus City
Santa Maria de la Sede is the name of the Cathedral in Seville. It is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Europe and around the last House of Columbus. We believe the last in the sense that where his sarcophagus was placed. He now rests on the shoulders of the statues which represent other four very powerful men. These are the Kings of Navara, Kastillia, León, and Aragon. The reason for this honour in the Seville’s Cathedral represents the wealth which he has brought the city. From here he began his journey to the new world.
Sevilla Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede
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The travels of Columbus continued even after his death
Columbus has traveled not only throughout his life. Also several times, his remains were transported by the ocean. For the first time he was buried after his death in 1506 in Seville. However in 1544 his death wish was fulfilled, and he was brought to the new world. in 1985 were remains of his once again brought back to Spain and the identity confirmed by a DNA test. That happened in 2006. Also the famous Columbus library is located in Seville’s Cathedral. Over three million valuable manuscripts be kept here, among which among other things also the letters of the Navigator itself.
The Columbus statue in the Cathedral
Seville’s Cathedral and the claim to world dominance
Still that is Seville’s Cathedral as just mentioned the largest all over the world. Certainly, this has to do also with the claim to world dominance. The decision was taken in the year 1401. Seville’s Cathedral is located on the site of a mosque, which is a remnant of Arab rule in this area. The formal ground was actually that of the former Temple was almost completely ruined.
The history of the Cathedral in Seville
Mainly, the cathedral made of stone was built. The material was drawn from 20 different quarries at the same time. Before the construction of the Seville Cathedral 1506 is in Istanbul, so the Hagia Sofia in the first place.
The largest Cathedral in the world
Santa Maria de la Sede is 116 metres above sea level and 76 metres in length. It is located on an area of 15 000 square meters. The opening of Seville’s Cathedral is in contrast to the rather modest architecture. Only a few days in advance is Philipp I died (Castile) and this cast a shadow on the joy, which otherwise was connected with the building of this temple.
The Sevilas is 116 meters high and 76 metres long Cathedral
Minaret is the dome
You already know many examples of churches where the domes were converts into the minarets from Istanbul. The opposite happened here, in Seville’s Cathedral. Traces can be found of the original mosque. More specifically, it comes to the Tower of la Hiralda. He is the 82 meters high and was built in 1196. It connects him with a legend about the Arab Prince. They have proved their courage as a result that they could climb the tower to the top with their white horses. There is also a superstructure of 32 meters, which in turn comes from the year 1568.
The dome of la Hiralda
Trees in the courtyard
City view from the Cathedral
Artwork made of stones
Inside of the Cathedral
The dome from the inside
A former mosque