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Address: Plaza del Triunfo, Seville, Spain
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This lovely structure was originally built as a minaret for a mosque...
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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Great panoramic views of Seville.

This tower was amazing. The top is accessed by 34 ramps, which go round the inside of the tower, gradually bringing you towards the viewing gallery, which is then up 17 stairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This tower was amazing. The top is accessed by 34 ramps, which go round the inside of the tower, gradually bringing you towards the viewing gallery, which is then up 17 stairs. The ease of access meant that most people could manage the ascent and enjoy the views.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The only way to visit this tower is through the cathederal. It is well worth a visit. Don't be daunted by the climb as it is ramps all the way up which makes it really easy.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It takes a little while to climb to the top, but you can see all of Seville from there. I don't remember if there was a separate charge to go to the tower while you're in the cathedral, but make sure you get up there if you don't mind the exercise.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were suprised after climbing to bell towers in other cities that the tower was not a series of stairs, but instead 34 stone ramps and one last flight to the top. There are lots of places to stop on the way up to rest, therefore, even the less fit can make it to the top. You enter from the... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It takes some effort to get up to the top. The good thing is: There are no stairs, just ramps. The bad thing is, if you're wearing heels, just going downhill is even more exhausting than getting up :D But still, it's well worth it. The view above the city is great, but what I even liked more was the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It has no step. It was so high that I can see all of Sevilla. It is so hard to climb for eldery and children. I heard that Moors went up to the top on horse, but its widtih is not so wide. Best view for Alkasaba and orange trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

--- and easy to get in , as there are ramps instead of stairs which makes the way up easier. 34 ramps FYI. The view is more than great, the whole town 360 degrees.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If I think of Seville the Giralda is always there in the mental imagery! For Sevillians its the focal point I am sure, like many towers are in historical cities. It's grandeur and style signify the city and its fascinating history for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The views from the top of the Giralda bell tower is a must, as the exterior view of the cathedral from the top is breathtaking. The flying buttresses of the cathedral in all their splendour and the views of the city from this tower are fabulous. There are 35 easy going flights (ramps, not stairs). And it is best to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The only reason for climming the Tower via the inclining path (no stairs) is for the view(s) from the top. Great view over the city. But the tower itself is from the inside only... that path.. and most probably .. very often too many people on it. We took the tower 25 minutes before closing time , that probably helped... More 

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