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The Giralda (El Giraldillo) Tours

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The Giralda (El Giraldillo)
There is no more representative symbol of Seville’s layered history than the 322-foot (98-meter) The Giralda (El Giraldillo). The bell tower of the city’s cathedral stands a little apart from the main building; it was once the minaret of a mosque that stood on the site before it was razed to make way for the cathedral.

The Basics
The Giralda, with its added baroque lantern, belfry, and bronze weather vane, is one of Seville’s most notable landmarks, and is often included as a stop on city sightseeing tours. Most visitors choose to climb the tower to a viewing platform some 230 feet (70 meters) up via a series of 35 ramps, originally built so that guards could access the tower on horseback. The panoramic views over the city are well worth the climb.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Giralda is a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors to Seville.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces, and be prepared to climb up fairly steep ramps.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat for enjoying the sunny observation platform.
  • While parts of the cathedral of Seville are accessible to wheelchair users, the tower is not.

How to Get There
The Giralda stands just next to the Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) in the Centro Histórico, a few blocks from the bullring by the Guadalquivir river. To get there by public transportation, take the light rail to Archivo de Indias station.

When to Get There
The tower and cathedral are open daily, but hours vary widely depending on the day of the week. The best weather for enjoying the tower and Andalucia’s other outdoor attractions comes in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Expect temperatures to soar to 95°F (35°C) during the summer months.

Inside the Cathedral of Seville
The Giralda isn’t the only point of interest within the Seville Cathedral. The 15th-century Gothic cathedral—one of the world’s largest—also houses a collection of religious art, the tomb of Christopher Columbus, and the world’s largest altarpiece depicting more than 1,000 carved biblical figures. Among the masterpieces on display within the cathedral are Santas Justa y Rufina by Francisco de Goya, Pedro de Campaña’s El Descendimiento, and La Inmaculada by Spanish baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Address: Seville, Spain
Hours: Mon: 11am - 3:30pm. Tues - Sat: 11am - 5pm. Sun: 2:30pm - 4pm
Admission: Adults: € 9
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Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower Guided TourCity Packages

Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower Guided Tour

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Discover the postcard star of Seville on a guided tour of the Seville Cathedral and the Giralda Tower. Learn how the UNESCO-listed Seville Cathedral is the world’s biggest cathedral as you follow your guide around the Gothic marvel and visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Then, enjoy skip-the-line access to the Giralda Tower and take in spectacular panoramic views of the city.
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Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville CathedralCity Packages

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Enhance your experience of the Alcázar of Seville. Appreciate the mix of mudéjar, Renaissance, and 19th-century architecture as you pass through areas like the Patio of the Maidens, the Ambassador's Room, and the English gardens. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry and a guided tour of Seville Cathedral—one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world—and access to UNESCO-listed landmark La Giralda.
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City Sightseeing Seville Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Seville’s highlights on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Use your 24-hour ticket to admire the landmarks aboard an open-top double-decker bus that includes audio commentary. Hop on and off as you wish at any of the 14 stops around the city, including the ornate Plaza de España and Tower of Gold. Your ticket also includes entry to several Seville museums and other attractions; and three walking tours from select stops, including a stroll around Seville Cathedral and the buzzing Macarena neighborhood.
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Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour (Tickets included &Priority Access)Half-day Tours

Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour (Tickets included &Priority Access)

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This fascinating tour will give you the opprtunity to visit the most important monuments in Seville: Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda on a 3.5 hours tour. Cathedral of Seville is the biggest gothic temple in the world. The construction of this monument was dated back to the 15th century. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Alcazar, one of the most important royal palaces still in use in Europe. This fortified palace was built during different historical times, Islamic motifs, Baroque, Renaissance, and others. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Skip the line for these 2 monuments and ensure your tickets for your visit. This tour will be leaded by local Official Guides.
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Private Monumental Seville Walking TourCity Packages

Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Seville on a private walking tour. Admire the impossibly intricate architecture of the Santa Maria Cathedral; ascend to the dizzying heights of the Giralda Bell Tower to enjoy spectacular views of the city; and explore the opulent chambers and gorgeous gardens of the Royal Alcazar Palace on a guided tour. Enjoy a stroll through the Santa Cruz quarter and upgrade to add a walk around Plaza de España. Entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar and Cathedral Skip the LineHalf-day Tours

Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar and Cathedral Skip the Line

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Enhance your experience of Seville's UNESCO-listed landmarks on a tour of the Alcázar of Seville, Seville Cathedral, and Giralda Tower. Alongside your guide, delve into the opulent chambers of the Alcázar of Seville and gaze at the sky-splintering spires of Seville Cathedral—the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Ascend to the summit of the Giralda Tower to absorb panoramic vistas of the city before bidding your guide a fond farewell.
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Cycle through Seville’s medieval streets on this fun and fascinating bike tour. See more of the city’s landmarks than you would on foot, and enjoy the flexibility to stop often for photos. Peddle along a bike-friendly route that takes you past highlights including the Santa Cruz and Triana neighborhoods, Maria Luisa Park, Torre del Oro, the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar. Along the way, learn about Seville’s rich history and local lifestyle from your friendly guide.
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Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)Half-day Tours

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Skip the long lines at Seville’s top two must-see monuments on a guided tour of the Royal Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral. Tickets can sell out during peak times, so guarantee your entrance to Europe's oldest royal palace and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Learn the fascinating history behind both places as a guide lead you to hidden treasures and highlights, including the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local ExpertHalf-day Tours

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See Seville's top attractions as well as hidden gems on a private tour that introduces you to the city's history and culture. You'll pass by landmarks such as Real Alcazar, Torre Giralda, and Catedral de Sevilla while listening to stories about the Inquisition, international influences, and more. Alternatively, you may take a route that wanders through shopping areas and a food market.
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Welcome to Sevilla Única. His team, composed of official guides, people in love with Seville, its history and its legends, the beauty of its streets and its monuments. We want you to know Seville by the hand of official guides, discovering the most exciting corners of the city of Seville. Enjoy all our packs, prepared to make the best tours around the city of Seville.
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Private All Sevilla TourHalf-day Tours

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Explore Seville's main attractions in one day on this tour designed for travelers with limited time in the city. You'll see Seville Cathedral and its Torre Giralda, Real Alcazar, Parque de Maria Luisa, Plaza de España, and much more. Please note, entrance fees are optional.
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Early Access to Seville CathedralCity Packages

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Enhance your experience at the Seville Cathedral with this tour, including early morning access before public opening hours, and enjoy the ambiance of the largest Gothic cathedral in the world when it is nearly empty. Admire the enormous central nave, the four side aisles, the 15th-century stained glass windows and the largest altarpiece in the world. Listen to your guide's commentary while exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site to gain insight into Spain's history, religion, and culture.
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Seville Economic Tours

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Real Alcazar and Seville Cathedral entrance WITHOUT COLAS!Attraction Tickets

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Avoid the long lines at the Alcazar of Seville and Seville Cathedral with an official guide in your language, discover the wonderful and beauty of the gardens, filming locations of the series "Game of Thrones" among others. - One language guaranteed tour - Discover the wonderful history of the Alcazar of Seville. - Enjoy skip-the-line tickets - Get to know the monument with a local guide. - Discover the filming locations of the series "Game of Thrones", "Night and Day", "The White Princess", etc ...
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Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Tickets (Priority Access)City Packages

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Enjoy our visit in which you will get to know in depth one of the most famous monumental ensembles in the world. A monument that brings together two icons that are inseparable from the city of Seville: the Cathedral and the Giralda. We'll unravel its secrets, interpreting the story that its walls tell us, the decoration and what it entails. It is a building that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site since 1987 along with the Royal Alcazar and the Archive of the Indies. All is a luxury between those walls, where you’ll be able to live in first person the environment in which it has been lived some scenes that are going to live in the memory of the history Get ready to admire the altarpiece of the Capilla Mayor, one of the largest in the world. The choir and the set of chairs has a Gothic-Mudejar-style that complete the ensemble of its 68 cross vaults. A historical and unforgettable visit.
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Seville Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Skip-The-Line Guided TourCity Packages

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Discover Seville’s most important landmarks and historic quarters on a guided, half-day walking tour. Learn about the Andalusian capital’s diverse mix of Moorish and Spanish-Gothic architecture as you stroll through the city center and visit the dazzling royal Alcázar, an UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the city’s old Jewish quarter and along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, and hear stories from Seville’s long history inside the massive Cathedral of St Mary and the city’s iconic bullring. 
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Travel around Seville with ease on an eco-friendly Segway tour that takes in the major sights. Highlights include the Torre del Oro tower, the bustling Plaza de Espana, the Real Alcazar palace, and the Giralda, which is the Cathedral of Seville’s bell tower. You’ll cover more ground with less fatigue than on a walking tour, and get an overview of Seville’s history and culture.
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The Giralda (El Giraldillo) hours of operation: Mon: 11am - 3:30pm. Tues - Sat: 11am - 5pm. Sun: 2:30pm - 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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