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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  • August 20, 2017
    Always recommend!! Pure history! largest Gothic church in the world, at the entrance of the Cathedral are the remains of Christopher Columbus. Wonderful view.
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  • August 20, 2017
    But not as long as you'd think. Definitely worth the 360 degree views and close up of the bells. A few displays about its construction on the way up. The hours are a bit limited, especially on Sundays...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The view is beautiful! Seville extends to our feet after a bit of effort. Visit included with that of the Cathedral
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  • What a beautiful structure to look at Sevilla from high with so much history. It's beautiful to look at day or night.
  • Worth the entrance fee, in my opinion the best tourist attraction in the city. The climb to the top of the tower is by inclined ramps and not stairs, the corridor is wide so fast "climbers" will be able to pass slower "traffic" :) Watch the watch, there are bells above your head and the sound is loud at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 not to mention top of hours!
  • A long walk to reach the top, but it is definitely worth a visit!
  • Breathtaking views of the city. Definitely worth the climb!
  • A building which you can see from almost all parts of the city. The remains of the mosque this tower is truest historic. Make sure you climb to the top and enjoy the views.

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Seville's flat, grid-like city center makes it one of Spain's most walkable cities. While no part of the center is more than a 15-minute walk away, you might enjoy staying on one of the many picturesque cobblestone streets leading off from the famous Cathedral in Plaza España. Boutique hotels and historical apartment rentals intermix with the old quarter's tapa bars and Andalusian storefronts. Nearby, Barrio Santa Cruz is a bit quieter than the main plaza but still boasts the city's sought-after old-world charm. Across the river is the Triana neighborhood, where a lack of heavy tourism has preserved the strong local scene in this mainly residential area full of traditional restaurants and corner bars.
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