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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville are all a World Heritage Site. They are in the city of Seville, capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain.


Patio de las Doncellas, Alcázar de Sevilla
Patio de las Doncellas, Alcázar de Sevilla
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The Cathedral of Seville, officially the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede), is the largest Gothic cathedral and third-largest church in the world. When it was completed in the 16th century, it supplanted Hagia Sophia for the position of world's largest cathedral, a position held by Hagia So0phia for over a thousand years. The Cathedral of Seville is the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

The Alcázar of Seville is the royal palace of the city. Originally built as a Moorish fort, it is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture, where Muslim elements are incorporated into the Christian architecture.


Nave of the Cathedral of Seville
Nave of the Cathedral of Seville
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The Archivo General de Indias is the repository housing some of the most valuable documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. The present structure was completed in 1598 based on the earlier plans by Juan de Herrera, who built the original structure for King Philip II in 1572.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 7 - 11 December, 1987.

Location: N37 23 1.824 W5 59 29.58 in the Province of Seville, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.
Inscription Year: 1987
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, VI
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