Best Cathedrals to Visit in Spain

Cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain
Cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain. Photo by Marwan Aboul Zelof on Unsplash

Spain, with its rich history and deep Catholic roots, boasts some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring cathedrals in the world. Each tells a story not just of religion but also of architectural grandeur and cultural evolution. If you’re planning a trip to Spain or just dreaming of one, make sure to include these stunning cathedrals in your itinerary.

Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Designed by the legendary architect Antoni Gaudí, this unfinished masterpiece is a marvel of modernist architecture. Though construction began in 1882, it continues to this day, making it as much a work of art in progress as a historic site. 

Cathedral of Seville, Seville

The Cathedral of Seville was completed in the 16th century and stands on the site of a former mosque. The cathedral is home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. It features a minaret-turned-bell tower, known as La Giralda, which offers breathtaking views of the bustling city below.

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

This cathedral is the terminus of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. It also holds the shrine of St. James the Great, one of Jesus’ twelve apostles. The Pórtico de la Gloria, the cathedral’s elaborate entrance, showcases medieval art with hundreds of figures depicting various biblical scenes.