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Giralda Tower

Plaza del Triunfo, Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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Ranked #9 of 133 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Lookouts
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This lovely structure was originally built as a minaret for a mosque, although it has since been converted into a bell tower.
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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Originally a minaret this now bell tower stands adjacent to Seville cathedral and looks out across the entire city. It is an intricate design and the stone carving work is beautiful. You can access and ascend to the top where there are great views but alas we didn't have time. Still this is an excellent and beautiful bell tower which... More

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

35 ramps to conquer, but easier than steps and plenty of resting points. "Do-able" for most able bodied. Great views from the top.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Busy at top with struggles for space at each viewing point. Well worth the short climb up a ramped access. We considered taking our wheelchair using friend but glad we did not as ramps were quite steep and 36 sections with a set if stairs at top. Views in all directions across city and small displays in niches off the... More

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Picked a great day to visit the tower as it was free due to a national tourism day. The 35 ramps were easy for my old bones and the views on the way up weren't ignored as so many others did just intent on getting to the top. Lovely views but packed and wait to look out.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This former Mosque Minaret is a stunning tower, when you see it from the outside, its a very impressive construction (does make you wonder how impressive the former Mosque was back in the day), you can definitely understand why it's the symbol of Seville. Due to it's size and scale, it makes for some excellent pictures at anytime of the... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It's a great walk up the 37 levels to the top of the tower...just a few steps and the rest are ramps. Apparently the soldiers used to ride the horses to the top and hence the ramps. You access from the Cathedral and what a view from the top. The bells are enormous and do ring out....it's not too bad.... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

They say it's 35 floors, thus you can see the entire city center and nearby surroundings. It's a bell tower, so from time to time, beware of the ringing of the bells - quite deafening and surprising. Fee is included with the cathedral visit.

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Vancouver BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The climb up the Giralda is easier than it looks from the outside due to the 37 ramps (all counted off). It was bumper to bumper all the way up and down, and amazing that there are people who try and push past to rush. The top is a bit disappointing as you must stand up on ledges to see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well worth the hike up to the to 34th floor!! Luckily no stairs just a winding pathway up to the top of the tower. Stunning views over the city.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the only remain of the old mosque.It was a minaret whose top was replaced by a bell room.No stairs but 36 ramps because the muezzin used to go up on horse back.We can over view the gothic architecture of this splendid cathedral

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