The tower of the church looks awesome.... but the climb. The view from the top is worth the climb.
It is better to go to the top in the morning and spend a little time up there as it is a long walk up. When you are done and it is time to come down (If ya ever want to come down) all ya need to do is remember that the little square with the sangria is just around the corner and is waiting for you when you make it to the bottom.
The tower was originaly buily for a horse and cart to go up so there is no stairs to climb but for a few at the top so it is not to bad getting there.
There is a few little windows that you can look out of on the way up which make for nice little rest stops.
Its total height is 96 meters. Its construction began in 1198, then in 1568 - after rebuilding and many changes throughout the years - it was finished by Hernan Ruiz who built its renaissance belfry. On the top of the tower there is a bronze figure symbolizing faith and it turns when the wind blows. That’s where it takes its name from, “girar” means turn.
Climb up the Giralda tower - the views from the top are excellent and a good way to get acquainted to the layout of the place. Note that it is a series of ramps to get to the top instead of hundreds of steps.
The Giralda is one of the most famous buildings in Sevilla.
Its said that only those who climb the tower on HORSEBACK are true Sevillans. (Maybe you should know that there are no stairs but ramps inside which makes it truely easy to climb a tower - at least by foot)
At the corner of the Catheral, several hundred feet in the air. It is a great walk up to the top with many interesting exhibits and views along the way.
The Cathedral of Seville was built in the 15th or 16th Century on the grounds of the former Arab Mosque. It is the largest in all of Spain and third largest in Europe.
Built as a Moorish minaret in the 12th century, it is now the city's symbol. A very interesting climb up--all ramps, no stairs--and you get a great view of the city from up there.
LA GIRALDA is the Moorish bell tower of Seville Cathedral. It has a weathervane (giraldillo) & is crowned with a 16th century bronze portraying Faith.
This is the cathedral's tower at night. It had a bunch of birds (? or bats??) circling it, but they didn't come out on the photo. The cathedral is huge and very beautiful.
Giralda (the tower of the cathedral), Reales Alcazeres, The bullfightring (Plaza de tores de la maestranza)and all the narrow streets.