The cathedral is the world´s largest Cathedral. The old mosque was used as a church till 1402, but then the church authorities decided to build the largest Cathedral in the world. A guided tour is highly advisable.
Unknown to most tourists, the Plaza de las Cruces in Santa Cruz neighbourhood is, in reality, a street that widens and where three crosses stand in the middle. If you pay attention, you will also find more crosses in the walls.
Besides the Plaza de Santa cruz (which gives its name to the district) and the romantic Plaza de Doña Elvira we recommend you Plaza de Alfaro. On the ground floor of the palace off Lope de Rueda there is a forging window which locals refer to as “La Reja del Diablo” . The design of this forge work is almost impossible to accomplish: “the devil´s work”.
The origin of the name of his street hides a dark story, the sort you would find in a Stephen King novel. The street was known before as Calle Espaderos (blade maker) due to the number of workshops dedidcated to swords. But the name changed to Sierpes. Locals start to call it like that due to a legend. In the mid XV century children disappeared in Calle Espaderos and a huge snake (serpiente in Spanish) was found guilty. Locals started to refer to the street as Calle de la Sierpe.
Do not miss these fantastic facades and shops. Confitería La Campana, Real Circulo de Labradores, papelería Ferrer, El cronometro , maquedano sombreros, abanicos Diaz and Robles Laredo bar (where you can actually stop for a well-deserved drink!)
You will be able to decide for yourself if you love it or hate! (Metrosol-parasol divided local opinions when it was built). Five inmense mushroom-like pillars hold up a gigantic undulating roof