Torre Giralda
Torre Giralda
4.5
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • Widget12
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful tower - spectacular views at the top.
    A fantastic Tower! The views from the top are just wonderful. Book your tickets online asking with the Cathedral tickets. As soon as you enter the Cathedral climb the tower first so you can avoid the queues. There are 34 slopes to walk up. We climbed to the top in the month of August when the outside temperature was 44+ degrees. It's cooler inside but take water with you. There are places you can set up and catch a breather with a spectacular view. Once at the top, it's pretty tight and once you have stepped up to look out, it's time to make your way down again. It took us fifteen minutes to walk to the top and it was in August. It's a beautiful Tower and the tallest in Seville.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 28, 2023
  • USN_Seabee_Wife
    Chehalis, Washington588 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ⛪️ 33 ramps to climb, a few steps, amazing views!
    I'm so glad that our guide took us up in the tower before going into the cathedral. You head up 33 ramps, not steps as one would expect. There are a small amount of steps at the very top. The views were very beautiful but I did find it disappointing that there were metal screens blocking some of the views. Tip: Take it slow and rest to make it to the top.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Magnumbazzer
    Burgess Hill, United Kingdom336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    To be honest, it was a bit disappointing
    To be honest, it was a bit disappointing. I've climbed many a tower whilst on holiday and found this one a bit disappointing if I'm honest. It was a busy day so took about 35 minutes to get to the top. The views are OK although the bells are probably more interesting. I think I was hoping to see a bit more of the external roof structure but you can't as the maority of the windows are boarded up. Very easy access though as the entire tower is one slope - there are no steps. It's so they could use a donkey to get to the top - strange but true!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Karen7
    London, United Kingdom648 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it
    I tend to hate ancient towers to climb in Europe but this one is different- you must do it ! Instead of knee withering steps you get a smooth ramp to walk up which is surprisingly bearable. The crowds slow you down with many stops so we reached the top without breaking a sweat. The only steps are ten at the top - nice ! Great views and fun to be up there when the giant bells bong
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, Nebraska1,667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice bell tower
    The best part about this bell tower is that it has ramps rather than stairs, so almost anyone can climb the 34 ramps to the top. There are also window alcoves on each level, so you can stop and take photos. The views from the top are obstructed by metal screens, but they are still great views! If you take the audio guide for the Catedral, the Giralda is one of the first stops, as it is directly inside the entrance.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 10, 2024
  • Vincent C
    469 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice
    The Cathedral was nice but the tower was a bit better as you got a nice view of the city. Only issue is the climb. It isn't hard but very slow moving and lots of people/traffic. Otherwise we got timed tickets to go inside. We had no trouble getting into the tower and no line up but it seemed others did. The Cathedral was nice but there are nicer ones in Spain.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Paul H
    Birmingham, United Kingdom191 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous views, quite a climb
    There are ramps in the 4 sides of the tower, you tramp up 30 odd of them to the top. I got my ticket along with my timed cathedral ticket. So, you do need a level of fitness, there are places to pause if you need it. The views are worth the effort, although I preferred the torre d'oro, because it's nearer the river.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 27, 2024
  • 1920s girl
    London, United Kingdom220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the climb! Make sure you purchase the right ticket.
    Worth the gentle cimb, depending on your pace with breaks along the way with extra view points, only a few steps at the end. It's well worth it as the views and building are fantastic. We were up there when the bells went off which made everyone jump and giggle. Make sure you add this to your purchase if you queue with tickets on the day. It opens at 11 and we were in a short queue at 10.20am but worth it as the queue builds up quickly if you haven't pre booked. The only disappointment is the lack of guidance from the Spanish assistants and their lack of direction. This tower is located within the cathedral. Make sure you don't leave before exiting.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2024
  • RHtravels
    Rocky Hill, Connecticut865 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy walk and great views
    This was a much easier walk than Duomo in Florence. There are ramps instead of stairs for many of the levels, so I was glad not to be huffing and puffing my way up and could keep pace with everyone else. The views from the top are amazing and definitely worth the climb!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 22, 2024
  • Magnumbazzer
    Burgess Hill, United Kingdom336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    To be honest, it was a bit disappointing
    To be honest, it was a bit disappointing. I've climbed many a tower whilst on holiday and found this one a bit disappointing if I'm honest. It was a busy day so took about 35 minutes to get to the top. The views are OK although the bells are probably more interesting. I think I was hoping to see a bit more of the external roof structure but you can't as the maority of the windows are boarded up. Very easy access though as the entire tower is one slope - there are no steps. It's so they could use a donkey to get to the top - strange but true!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 21, 2024
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,531 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Our guide had suggested to the climb the tower which was once the minaret of the mosque that had stood before the Cathedral was built. To get up there requires climbing a series of sloped ramps to the equivalent of 35 floors.

It is a decent climb and affords views of the city. Because of the safety bars up top it was difficult to take pictures. The numbers of visitors also makes awkward to get a viewpoint and to get around the confined spaces.

The only way to access the tower is by going to the Cathedral and paying the admission. If you want the exercise by all means climb it; the views by themselves is barely worth it
Written March 9, 2020
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Raoul Rongen
Sittard, The Netherlands1,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We bought a combi ticket online upfront for both Cathedral/ Giralda and Real Alcazar at tiqets.com (e-tickets). This way you don't have to first get in a line at the ticket office at the location itself. The tickets are for a certain timeslot.
The ticket for the Cathedral and Giralda tower are the same because the entrance to the tower is inside the Cathedral.
The ticket says you shouldn't have claustrophobia to climb this tower but honestly this is one of the easiest towers to ''climb''. The corridor is also very wide and has lots of windows and daylight. There are almost no stairs. 95% is a inclined path. From above you have a nice (360 degrees) view on the top of the cathedral and the surroundings. You can't get to the highest point of the tower. Be ware that not far above your head the church bells are located and sometimes they suddenly ring.
The tower is more beautiful from the outside than the inside.
Written September 27, 2021
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Laura G
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Obviously it is a long way up and is quite hard work to get to the top . You can't change your mind once you start as the stream of people keeps you going.
It is worth it to realise the magnitude of the cathedral with views across its rooves. And of course across the whole city.
Written January 16, 2020
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel4,577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance for the Giralda and the Cathedral of Seville.
From my check I found that there are no tickets online for the next few days, so it is better to purchase in advance.
Entry is possible just in time.
The climb to the tower is relatively not difficult and is continuous without stairs.
The view from the top is very impressive and worth the effort
Written February 20, 2023
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
At the conclusion of our exploration of the Cathedral of Seville, my wife and I decided to walk up to the top of the bell tower. The 34 ramps and then 17 steps at the very top can get busy, but moved smoothly during my visit. Visitors can stop along the way up to take in views of Seville. The average time to reach the top is probably about 15 minutes.

Once at the top, the view of the bells and of Seville is quite amazing. From this vantage point the massiveness of the cathedral becomes even more evident. While the bells did not ring during my visit, I can only imagine the sound must reach to the soul for visitor who are that close to them when the ringing commences!
Written March 23, 2020
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SouthN
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A former Mosque bell tower with a difference; ramps which horses and riders used to reach the top. 36? ramps to climb which get steeper the higher you get then a very narrow flight of stairs to reach the bells. On the way up there are windows set on wide ledges for you to stand in to see views of the building and Seville and to catch your breath! There are items and information regarding the history of the building adjacent to some of the windows too. Interesting and different.
Written January 4, 2020
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Maria Francesca
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was one of my favorite places to visit! I would go back another time because I was overwhelmed by the beauty! As you make the climb, you are treated to views of the city every few levels, There are also cool mini-exhibits off to the side of the stone/ramp going up explaining the history of the tower and to break up the long but not too long walk up. The view at the top is amazing and rejuvenating. The location of the tower is great too, and there are lots of good places nearby to grab a bite. One of my best memories in Spain here.
Written February 27, 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We bought a combined ticket for the cathedral and tower but you can just visit the tower and it's worth it for the view. Access is via 34 ramps rather than lots of steps - just a few at the very top - so an easier climb but still a long haul. It was built like this to allow mounted guards to ride up and down. Definitely make a visit but buy your tickets in advance otherwise you will have a long queue. or may miss out.
Written July 12, 2023
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Addy C
Atlanta, GA437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This bell tower is a city landmark, part of the Seville Cathedral, and some of the old mosque remains is part of this bell tower. Highly recommend climbing to the top to get the most amazing 360 view of Seville. They don't have stairs - instead it's a paved incline that have 35 ramps and then a few stairs at the top ... each floor is marked so you can see your progress. It's not an easy climb - the windows along the way is a great place to catch your breath :) I read that the ramps were built to allow the Sultan to ascend mounted on horseback to see the beautiful view.

Your entrance fee to the Seville Cathedral includes the bell tower. Oh, and be warned when the bell towers ring, they are super loud - like I thought I might have gone deaf, lol. I visited during the winter so it was cool inside but during the summer, I heard it gets hot & stuffy ... one of the reviews recommended visiting first thing in the morning.
Written February 4, 2023
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura11,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Viewed from below and afar, it is one of Seville’s iconic buildings and some regard it as Spain’s finest Islamic building, though behind the Mesquita in Cordoba for this reviewer.

To see the fabulous views is main reason to undertake the easy climb - to the top of this vertiginous tower. When we visited it was not possible to socially distance on the ramps up to the top. Incredibly, one walks up the ramps on which guards were supposed to have ridden their horses to the top.
Written February 28, 2021
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