Home of Columbus – Seville Cathedral

Inside Seville Cathedral

Inside Seville Cathedral

After a seemingly long long wait in the blazing 75 degree sun, we entered the Seville Cathedral.

Front alter.  A bit of gold

Front alter. A bit of gold

It is a very impressive church.  Large vaulted ceiling supported by immense pillars of stone.  Stained glass is viewable at all the mini chapels, but being Spanish gothic, not nearly as light and airy as some of the other cathedrals  we’ve seen.  Of course those came after several hundred years of design innovation, so I can’t really fault them for the great church they built starting in the 1100s.

The actual one and only body of Christopher Columbus!

The actual one and only body of Christopher Columbus!

One of the large displays in the church is a large coffin supported by four large Spanish knights.  I wondered who was in the box, and it was the actual body of Christopher Columbus!  That’s so cool!  Of course several other place claim the same thing, but I’m checking the box.

View of the flying butresses.  Lol

View of the flying butresses. Lol

We found our way over to the church bell tower, aka the original minruette of the mosque, and got to climb 37 ramps (one ramp was a side of the tower and was about 50 – 60 feet long.  So alomst 10 full rotations up. 

tmp_21002-IMG_20170328_141742051_HDR1312948210From the top of the tower we had a great view of surrounding Seville.