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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See
Catedral de Santa María de la Sede

View of the southeastern side of the Cathedral

Basic information
Location Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Geographic coordinates 37°23′9″N 5°59′35″W / 37.38583°N 5.99306°W / 37.38583; -5.99306Coordinates: 37°23′9″N 5°59′35″W / 37.38583°N 5.99306°W / 37.38583; -5.99306
Affiliation Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Year consecrated 1507
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Metropolitan cathedral
Heritage designation 1928, 1987
Leadership Archbishop Juan Asenjo Pelegrina
Architectural description
Architect(s) Alonso Martínez, Pedro Dancart, Carles Galtés de Ruan, Alonso Rodríguez
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic
Groundbreaking 1401
Completed 1528
Length 135 metres (443 ft)
Width 100 metres (330 ft)
Width (nave) 15 metres (49 ft)
Height (max) 42 metres (138 ft)
Spire(s) 1
Spire height 105 metres (344 ft)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Type: Cultural
Criteria: i, ii, iii, vi
Designated: 1987 (11th session)
Reference #: 383
State Party:  Spain
Region: Europe and North America
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla
Type: Real property
Criteria: Monument
Designated: 29 December 1928
Reference #: (R.I.) - 51 - 0000329 - 00000

Seville Cathedral is one of the famous Roman Catholic cathedrals in Spain. It is situated in Seville state. It is the third largest cathedral in the word and the largest Gothic style cathedral. It was consecrated in 1507. In 1987, UNESCO added this church as a World Heritage site.

In the early 16th century, Hagia Sophia made the church into a mosque. At that time, the cathedral was the largest church or cathedral in the world. Christopher Columbus is buried in this church.

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