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Giralda Tower

Plaza del Triunfo, Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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As featured in 3 days in Seville
Ranked #7 of 126 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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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful view of Seville from the top that is totally worth the seemingly ceaseless climb up the ramps.

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Huesca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tower, also chosen as a reference model at the time of building the Wrigley Building in Chicago!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Stunning views on the way up and when you get to the top. It's sloped paths up, not steps but still takes its toll on the legs, mine are killing me, but worth it. Take the time to enjoy he view in the morning. I'd recommend going early whilst it's quieter in the tower

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Giralda Tower is an easy landmark to visit and gives you a great workout at the same time! It offers beautiful views of the city from the top. The walk is not easy, but it's not narrow like many towers in Europe. I even saw a man pushing someone up in a wheelchair. I wouldn't suggest doing that, but... More

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South Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tower is included in the cost of visiting the cathedral. Climbing is not too difficult because it is a series or ramps rather than stairs. Shoes with a good grip would be a plus!

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Santiago, Chile
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It is a fairly long climb but somehow doesn't feel so bad as it is a series of ramps rather than steps. Also there are recesses and look-outs along the way for a breather. The area at the top is cramped when there are many travellers and the look-outs there are usually occupied so you may have to wait your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are approx. 32 ramps up to the top but these are far easier than steps and the walk up took us about 6 minutes to complete - we're not young and not particularly fit. The view from the top is impressive and well worth the effort.

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Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It wasn't too bad climbing the 30 odd slopes to the top, and certainly well worth it for the views of Seville as well as the unique view of the cathedral itself.

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Toronto
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took our 2 kids (ages 3 and 6) up the tower as part of our visit to the cathedral and we all enjoyed it! The climb wasn't tough as it was mostly ramps and there were opportunities to step aside and take a breather if required. The views over the city were stunning as was the tower itself -... More

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Kansas City
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Attached to the cathedral, this is a must see attraction. It takes 34 flghts of stairs to get to the top, but they aren't even stairs, but rather ramps. It goes by very quickly and the views are spectacular.

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