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The tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville's cathedral 20 Sep 2016

Posted on 20 Sep 2016
The tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville's cathedral
The tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville's cathedral
The tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville's cathedral

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Inside Seville's cathedral is a funerary monument claiming to hold Christopher Columbus's remains. In fact, he almost certianly reposes in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. 

His leaden tomb was taken from Seville to santo Domingo cathedral in 1544, and was supposedly returned over three centuries later. But somewhere there was a mix-up, and it is believed the bones in Seville are those of his son, Diego.

Regardless of this false claim, Seville Cathedral is not to be missed. The best way to explore this imposing edifice is on a guided tour, part of our Simply Seville holiday, which also takes you on a mouthwatering tapas trail and a flamenco show.


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