Seville Cathedral: Chapter House – Archbishop’s Chair

Archbishop's Chair in the Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral, Andalusia, Spain

Archbishop’s Chair in the Chapter House

Archbishop’s Chair in the Chapter House
Known as Archbishop’s Chair, the ornate chair shown in the image lies on the floor of the Sala Capitular (Chapter House), an oval-shaped hall attached to the southeast side of the Seville Cathedral. Built by Diego de Velasco in 1592, this elegantly designed mahogany chair was used by the Archbishop during the meetings of the cathedral chapter, i.e., a governing body of clergymen setup to advise the archbishop to run the religious and administrative affairs of the cathedral.

Even the floor of this hall is exquisitely designed. As you can see, it is a marble floor covered with tantalizing patterns, the design of which was inspired by the Piazza del Campidoglio, a beautiful square in Rome designed by Michelangelo.

Related Pages
Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral

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