The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral. It its day, it was the tallest tower in the world, standing at 97.5 m in height, in addition to being one of the most famous images of the city and Andalusia. The tower consists of two different but perfectly unified pieces, a perfect example of the crucible of cultures existing in the city.
The Muslim body is the oldest part, started in 1184 by order of Abu Yaqub Yusuf to be the minaret of the Almohad mosque of Seville. A curious fact, the Giralda does not have stairs, but instead has 35 ramps wide enough to allow the Sultan to ascend mounted on horseback to see the beautiful view.
In the 17th century, the current Christian part, the bell tower that tops the tower, was added by the architect Hernán Ruiz. The top of the tower is the “Lily section” which has four jars of bronze lilies, one on each corner. And above this, there is still another section in a more Renaissance style. On December 29, 1928, it was declared a National Heritage site, added to the list of Heritage of Humanity sites.
In its time, the Giralda was the tallest tower in the world.tweet
01/09 - 30/06: Monday: 11:00 - 15:30. Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00. Sunday: 14:30 - 18:00. 01/07 -31/08: Monday: 9:30 h - 15:30. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 - 16:00. Sunday: 14:30 - 18:00. Ask for Holiday schedules.
Price. Adults: 8 € (includes visit to the Church of Salvador). Entry tickets can also be purchased at the Salvador. Reduced price: 3€ (students <26 years old, retirees). Free for natives and residents of Seville and the province, the unemployed, disabled, and a companion, <16 years of age, accompanied, and authorized groups. Free Mondays from 16:30 – 18:00.
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