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“Climb the Tower to Discover Seville”
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Torre Giralda
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$30.51*
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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar and Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 277 things to do in Seville
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This lovely structure was originally built as a minaret for a mosque, although it has since been converted into a bell tower.
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Climb the Tower to Discover Seville”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Giralda Tower is now the bell tower of the cathedral, but this was originally the minaret of an older Mosque. A long but gently sloping passageway leads from the back of the cathedral to the top of the tower and the campanile. This was originally designed for the Muezzin to ride up on a horse to deliver the call to prayer, so it is an easy walk. There are plenty of places to rest on the way up. The views over the city from the top are amazing and well worth the climb.

Visited April 2013
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“nice views”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Nice views of the entire city and an easy walk up the ramps so no fear for people who want to avoid steep stairs.

Visited March 2013
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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“Time your visit to hear the bells”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

It's about 34 ramps and another 15 steps to get to the top of the Giralda Tower but well worth the effort to see the wonderful panoramic views of Seville. You will also be looking down onto the roof of the Cathedral and everything going on in the surrounding plaza. This was all included in your Cathedral entry ticket (see comment on discounts). If you've got the stamina - go for it, you won't be disappointed. It's also great to watch the mechanism and hear the sound of the bells if you time it right.

Visited March 2013
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“beautiful views”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

A long climb up, but worth it for the views of Seville at the top. As other reviews have said, it does get busy at the top, but wait it out and make sure you get to see the city from every angle, it's an amazing sight.

Visited February 2013
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“Fabulous views of the city!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Getting to the top of the Giralda tower after walking up the ramps (I think there´s about 35 ramps) is amazing! The views are beautiful and you get a great look at the city. You can view the city from all four sides and although it tends to be busy constantly there seems to be enough room for everyone and not overly crowded.

Its also amazing to the see the bells at the top of the tower that you can see when looking up from on the ground at Plaza Virgen de los Reyes.

We visited the Giralda tower after only being in Seville for a few days, so I´d definitely like to go back up and point out the other site we´ve been to visit.

Although the walk up to the top is quite steep and might not be easy for everyone I would definitely recommend giving it a go because the views when you get to the to are worth it!

Visited February 2013
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