How to climb the Giralda, the most famous monument in Seville

La Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville and the tower that appears on all the postcards of the Andalusian city.

It was built in the 12th century and the works were completed in 1198, making it the tallest building in Europe at that time. At that time it was 82 meters high and at the top there was a large copper sphere that was lost after an earthquake in 1385.

From the top, next to the bells, you can get wonderful views of Seville and climbing this tower is a must in the city.

Visit the Giralda in Seville

Seville - Giralda - ViewsLike any monument, the Giralda in Seville must be admired from the outside and from the inside.

From the outside, it should be noted that the first 51 meters correspond to the old Almohad minaret on which the rest of the Christian tower was built.

The different heights were built at different times but nevertheless there is no change in its style that could give it away.

At the top you can see a terrace, where the bells are located and where you can climb, and further up the famous Giraldillo statue.

How to climb the Giralda in Seville

Seville-GiraldaTo climb the Giralda you must do it from inside the Cathedral.

And unlike other similar towers you will not have to climb stairs but there are some comfortable ramps that will make the climb more bearable.

These ramps were built so that they could be climbed on horseback. Only the last section of the climb has some stairs. Of course, the climb can be hard in the hot summer months.

From the top you can see the entire city of Seville and see all its monuments. You also have a splendid view of the Patio de los Naranjos of the Cathedral. It should be noted that the rise is included in the price of admission to it.

If you are looking for more information you can find it on the official page of the Cathedral of Seville.

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