Catedral de Sevilla is largest gothic cathedral in the world and the 3rd largest Christian church in the world (Largest cathedral in Europe is San Pietro Basilica in the Vatican and 2nd largest being Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London, UK). It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Admission fee: 9 €
Advanced booking required? My personal opinion is – no, you don’t need to book your tickets in advance. When I went, in August, I didn’t purchase tickets in advance as I didn’t want to be too restricted in terms of time during the day to get to the Cathedral. So I went around 2pm, without advance ticket purchase, and waited in line for about 15minutes. It depends what time of the day you go, but from what I have heard, the wait is usually around 15-30minutes.
However, if you don’t want to wait in line, then you can purchase your tickets in advance here. But they don’t have an English website for this, so the best way is to purchase tickets using the link in google chrome and running the translator function.
- When you go to the Cathedral, make sure you go to the Giralda Tower. There are no elevators, so you have to walk up and down, but it will be worth it once you get to the top of the tower as you can see the view of Seville from the top of the tower ;)
- If you are going to Seville during the summer, when the weather is very hot during the day, plan your visit to the Cathedral during the peak heat hours (in the afternoon), as the inside of the Cathedral is cool and will keep you away from the heat for a while.