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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Is the tower that stands out in the Medieval Seville Cathedral, visual reference point when walking from Plaza of Spain and Maria Luiza.
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  • ... is the Bell Tower of the Cathedral high mediaeval town symbol 194.1 meters
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  • What about the third largest Cathedral in the world, moves its immensity, countless chapels, the organ at a concert, in Holy week brotherhoods pass as the different processions in the city. Visit Seville and not to visit the Cathedral is like going to a restaurant and eat.
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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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