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Torre Giralda, Seville

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Once an ancient mosque’s minaret, Torre Giralda is a converted belfry soaring over the city’s famous Gothic cathedral. A symbol of the city easily recognizable from countless postcards and tourist brochures, the tower can be climbed for a sweeping view of the surrounding area. This brick tower on the northeastern side of the World Heritage–listed cathedral is 104 m (341 ft) tall, originally built around 1190. The tallest sections of the tower were added much later, when Christians took over most of the city’s Islamic buildings and converted them to suit their religious needs. The tower can only be accessed through the cathedral. To ensure entry, check online for available tour options before you go. To visit Torre Giralda and get the most from your holiday in Seville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Seville trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • The Giralda is a symbol of Seville and it is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville. Its height is 105 m and its square base is 7.0 m above sea level and 13 m long per side. The Giralda is the... 
    The Giralda is a symbol of Seville and it is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville. Its height is 105 m and its square base is 7.0 m above sea level and 13 m long per side. The Giralda is the...  more »
  • It’s a very beautiful tower of the Cathedral/Old Mosque. You must climb to the top, easy to go there as there are few stairs at the end and most of the road is like a ramp. They avoided building.....  more
    It’s a very beautiful tower of the Cathedral/Old Mosque. You must climb to the top, easy to go there as there are few stairs at the end and most of the road is like a ramp. They avoided building.....  more »
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  • Magnificent church and museum, make sure that you don't skip this place if you visit Sevilla. The Giralda is a masterpiece for any art lover, but it's mostly packed with history and narratives that connect to our modern world. It's recommended that you purchase your tickets online and ahead of time, usually it's pretty packed, also you have the option to hire a tour guide, rent an audio guide or even use your cellphone as an audio guide, any of those options are fine, but recommended since the narratives will truly make the most out of your visit. Don't miss the opportunity to climb up the main tower, also check Christopher Columbus Mausoleum along with the stunning views of the chapel.
  • As i like to say, finish up from the cathedral then head up the tower for the dessert of the view! Keep in mind, it's 30-35 floors up on a ramp (not stairs) so be prepared for that. There are places to stop for a minute and catch your breath, though at the top, the view alone will take it all away again! Wonderful 360 view sight of Seville from a distance, where modern meet the old and vice versa. The cathedral on the other hard, like never seen before. Shockingly, when I first entered I thought this isn't what i expected, but when you walk in the main hall of the cathedral, you start to appreciate it quite nicely. From entry point, all the way inside, keep an eye out on the tainted windows, the ceilings above you and the overall design of the place. Also, walk around in order and look at the beautifully designed walls, Columbus tomb and much more! Always, book in advance your spots to avoid a line and waiting.

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