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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 #5 of 118 attractions in Seville
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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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Delhi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The walk up up the 32 ramps might challenge some unfit people but the view from the top is what takes your breath away. A beautiful minater and modern day bell tower with a tremendous amount of history

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Greater London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A series of 30 plus ramps instead of stairs make this a rather effortless climb to the viewing point. It is also wide enough for buggies and people to pass from the other direction without having to move to one side, so there are no hold ups. Great views of the city.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this. Get above the city for wonderful views. The walk up is actually very gentle and is by way of 34 ramps with 10 or so steps at the top only. The tower cannot be visited on its own it is part of the Cathedrafl.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This was the best part of the cathedral trip for us. It was strange to climb to the top up slops which they say were built so people could get to the top on horseback. The views from the top were amazing and we could make out many areas we had visited. Its worth the climb

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Simply Great Views from the top. You must walk it , and it is an incline, not steps, which makes it a little easier.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Walk the 35 ramparts to the top. It is worth the 360 view of beautiful Seville. There are stops along the way to rest and take photos. When you reached the top you are standing under the bells. Be prepared when they ring.

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Kitchener
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This Moorish minaret, long converted to a bell tower, affords spectacular views of Seville. This is that I've seen that is fairly, but not completely, wheelchair or stroller accessible. There are a few steps at the end, but you can do most of the tower (about 37 flights) without stairs. There were a number of people going up and down... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

La Giralda is the minaret build in the 12th century and is over 300 ft tall. It is said they build the ramp so the muezzin could ride his horse to the top to call the faithful to prayer. Well 900 years later, we appreciate that ramp as it is much easier to ascend than stairs would be. If you... More

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United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful tower! My kids loved running all the way to the top and the views are stunning. The ' orange courtyard' at the bottom smelled of oranges, dozens of lollipop shaped orange trees were completely covered in oranges and with the Giralda as a backdrop I have the most amazing family pictures I could wish for. Do the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The ramp like climb, no stairs, to the top of the Giralda is well worth the effort. Slower climbers have the opportunity for rest breaks in alcoves at various points during the climb. Stunning views of beautiful Sevilla await you at the top. A must!

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