The Cathedral of Sevilla is the third largest church in the world, and the largest cathedral and largest Gothic church. Yet... It's not my favorite because it feels very random inside, with blocked off altars and disconnected naves. It's so overwhelming it's underwhelming.
When construction started in 1401CE, the clerics planning it supposedly said, "Let us build a church so beautiful and so grand that those who see it finished will take us for mad." Construction on the massive structure took over 100 years. The mosque on the site was torn down; all that remains is the minaret, now bell tower, known as the Giralda.
Inside are numerous small side chapels that include lovely art, especially by Murillo, and the stained glass windows are impressive. The sancristy features outstanding paintings and statues.
There are a number of notable tombs, but the most famous is that of colonizer Christopher Columbus. He is carried by 4 pallbearers: the front two wear the lion of Aragon (holding an oar showing Isabella's support of the expedition) and the tower of Castile (holding a lance piercing a pomegranate, symbolizing Ferdinand's conquering of the Moors). Tourist gaze adoringly; I was not a fan.
Architecture & Inspiration. The Duomo Cathedral in Firenze. Was started in 1926 is today one of the worlds most famous cathedrals.
The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival facade. ⛪️ #architectureinspiraton#gothicstyle #19thcenturyart&design #famouscathedrals#extraordinarydesign#details
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