Once an ancient mosque’s minaret, Torre Giralda is a converted belfry soaring over the city’s famous Gothic cathedral. A symbol of the city easily recognizable from countless postcards and tourist brochures, the tower can be climbed for a sweeping view of the surrounding area. This brick tower on the northeastern side of the World Heritage–listed cathedral is 104 m (341 ft) tall, originally built around 1190. The tallest sections of the tower were added much later, when Christians took over most of the city’s Islamic buildings and converted them to suit their religious needs. The tower can only be accessed through the cathedral. To ensure entry, check online for available tour options before you go. To visit Torre Giralda and get the most from your holiday in Seville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Seville trip itinerary maker tool .
Tours to Torre Giralda
Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $37
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Torre Giralda Reviews
Though the walk is equivalent to 35 floors, the ramp style (rather than stairs) makes this a quite manageable walk. Access is included in your Cathedral ticket and the effort is well worth it. This is... more »
Gentle slopes from floor to floor, no steps all the way up and the view of the city is amazing. Unlike most other cathedrals the entrance to the tower is free. more »
Definitely visit this tower along with the cathedral. The climb to the top was easy since it was on mostly on ramps. During our visit (September 2019) the east side was covered with scaffolding so you couldn't see views of the city in that direction. This was definitely on my list of places to visit. I'm from Kansas City, Missouri and there is a small version of La Giralda in the Country Club Plaza where I lived. In Kansas City, our La Giralda houses The Cheesecake Factory. :-)
Nice views from the top of the tower. It's an easy climb with most of it done using ramps (and a few stairs at the end). It won't take more than 10m to get to the top. The bells are nice to see but can be loud when it's ringing. Definitely worth the visit if possible!
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