The Giralda

Without a doubt, the Giralda is the city’s pride and joy. It is so beautiful that when King Ferdinand III reconquered Sevilla, he threatened any person who dare touch a single brick… fortunately, the warning worked.

More than 800 years of history accumulate the bases of this tower. It was the minaret of the old mosque, founded on the site of the present-day Cathedral. The Almohad built it in the early thirteenth century, only half a century before the Christian Reconquest. At the time, it looked quite different from the present—four giant brass spheres topped the tower.

From one of the Cathedral doors you can see the weathervane that crowns the tower. Do you know what it represents? Its original name was the Giralda because it turned in the wind (girar in Spanish means to turn), but eventually this became the name of the tower and the weathervane became known as the Giraldillo.

It is full of interesting facts and stories, such as the fact that each bell has its own name. It was also built in a different place than was originally thought. It’s worth knowing them all!

And of course, we highly recommend going to the top of the bell tower. The feat has its rewards, as the views from the top are spectacular.

Get en route with us and discover this old minaret,  now bell tower, thanks to the tour inside the Cathedral of Seville, and the main monuments of the city with the tour “Sevilla, World Heritage Site“.

Or, if you prefer, from this place that we recommend, customize your own experience on foot through the city.

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