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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  • Not for the faint-hearted, however well-worth the uphill effort to see stunning views of Seville and the Guadalquivir. This tower was built with ramps (not stairs) so the imam could go up and down...  more »
  • Worth the walk. It is wide and spacious. More of a ramp since the caliph built it to ride his horse to the top. Phenomenal unforgettable views of Seville and surroundings. Won't regret it.  more »
  • The way up to the top is long, and there is always too many people. When you make it to the top the views are fine... but there is SO SO SO MANY PEOPLE that is almost impossible to take your time to.....  more »
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  • Definitely visit this tower along with the cathedral. The climb to the top was easy since it was on mostly on ramps. During our visit (September 2019) the east side was covered with scaffolding so you couldn't see views of the city in that direction. This was definitely on my list of places to visit. I'm from Kansas City, Missouri and there is a small version of La Giralda in the Country Club Plaza where I lived. In Kansas City, our La Giralda houses The Cheesecake Factory. :-)
  • Nice views from the top of the tower. It's an easy climb with most of it done using ramps (and a few stairs at the end). It won't take more than 10m to get to the top. The bells are nice to see but can be loud when it's ringing. Definitely worth the visit if possible!
  • Offers amazing views of Seville. You climb up the tower on ramps with a few steps at the end. The only thing was that when we were there, (July 2019) The east facing side of the tower was under renovation, which meant that you weren’t able to look out on that side. See my full review of the cathedral.
  • Big cathedral, even includes a tower climb which is easy and in the shade. The hours are tricky to understand and plan around, which was very annoying. We read somewhere online it was free on Mondays, but they said it wasn’t free when we were at the front office. Didn’t bother to get the audio guide since you can easily eavesdrop on other tour guides. The cool thing is Christopher Columbus being buried here, or so they say..
  • Amazing. Great structure, different and every time wonderful view from each level. But top is the top, all city of old Seville is visible. Including all iconic buildings. Be prepared to walk up, for 20mins, because, luckily there is no elevator. 19 horizontal ramps if I remember good.
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