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“Quite a climb” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Torre Giralda

Torre Giralda
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$30.77*
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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar and Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 276 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Quite a climb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

The inside of the cathedral is impressive and the tower is not bad - view is not as impressive as you may expect. worth the climb - I counted exactly 400 steps. The climb goes at right angles around the interior of the tower and is a flat surface, no actual steps. Tower bells = 24, are the best part and better enjoyed from below when they ring.

Visited December 2013
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“Amazing views.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Cathedral is a great place to explore but make sure you check out the Giralda Tower. It's an easy climb - ramps not steps - to the top, which offers amazing views of Sevilla. Be sure to check out the views from the windows and landings as you climb - also, if you're a history buff, there are informative displays in the center of the tower. Look for the Roman writings on the base of the tower - the stones were taken from near by ruins...

Visited December 2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
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“Ride Your Donkey To The Top”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Giralda Tower is like most tall Cathedral Towers, a long climb to the top reveals magnificent views across the city. Unusually though their are no steps til the very top, with a large ramp that circles its way to the top, allowing the former city guard to ride to the top, not sure they allow you to still do this, but worth a try! Certainly worth a visit

Visited December 2013
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“An easy climb for a great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

The views from the top are breathtaking. The climb is about 35 stories, but on a wide ramp, no stairs until the end. There are a number of exhibits on the way up allowing one to catch some breath if necessary.

Visited November 2013
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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great views from the top of the tower. There are ramps most of the way to the top and a few steps right at the end. Fee to go up the tower is included in the entrance fee to the cathedral. This ticket also gives you free entry to the Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

Visited November 2013
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