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The Cathedral of Seville also known as Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world, completed in 1506 and built to demonstrate Seville's wealth.

Construction began in 1402 on the site of the former Almonhad Mosque, following the capture of Seville from the Moors; it continued until 1506 when it supplanted Hagia Sophia (in Istanbul) to become the largest cathedral in the world, (a title the Byzantine church had held for nearly a thousand years.)

Entrance to the cathedral is via the Puerta de San Cristóbal on the south side, nearby is the tomb of Christopher Columbus. The tomb was sculpted by Arturo Melida, and was designed in the Late Romantic style it is held aloft by four huge allegorical figures representing the kingdoms of León, Castile, Aragón and Navarra. Spain transferred the remains of Columbus from Havana to Seville during the Cuban revolution in 1902. Doubts still remain about the authenticity of the remains in the tomb.

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