Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Andalucia  /  Province of Seville  /  Seville  /  Sightseeing  /  Torre Giralda

Torre Giralda, Seville

4.6
#4 of 335 in Things to do in Seville
Monument Architectural Building
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. Make Torre Giralda a part of your Seville vacation plans using our Seville itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including Torre Giralda
map
Related Tours to Book
View more tours
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
7,360 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • What a beautiful structure to look at Sevilla from high with so much history. It's beautiful to look at day or night.  more »
  • This, along with the cathedral in general, is pretty much a "must do" whilst in Seville. It is a stunning building with a fascinating history, and to top it all of (no pun intended) there are superb v...  more »
  • After standing in line for 30 minutes in the hot sun we were told that the bell tower was closed for renovation work. Recommend trying to inquire in advance of a visit so this does not happen to you.  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Seville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Seville

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Seville by other users

12 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM QATAR September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in South of Spain BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Seville BY A USER FROM MALTA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Barcelona, Madrid & South of Spain BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Seville & Torremolinos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, culture, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans