Torre Giralda
Torre Giralda
4.5
Architectural BuildingsObservation Decks & Towers
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
About
This lovely structure was originally built as a minaret for a mosque, although it has since been converted into a bell tower.
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,684 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view
    We bought a combined ticket for the cathedral and tower but you can just visit the tower and it's worth it for the view. Access is via 34 ramps rather than lots of steps - just a few at the very top - so an easier climb but still a long haul. It was built like this to allow mounted guards to ride up and down. Definitely make a visit but buy your tickets in advance otherwise you will have a long queue. or may miss out.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Widget12
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful tower - spectacular views at the top.
    A fantastic Tower! The views from the top are just wonderful. Book your tickets online asking with the Cathedral tickets. As soon as you enter the Cathedral climb the tower first so you can avoid the queues. There are 34 slopes to walk up. We climbed to the top in the month of August when the outside temperature was 44+ degrees. It's cooler inside but take water with you. There are places you can set up and catch a breather with a spectacular view. Once at the top, it's pretty tight and once you have stepped up to look out, it's time to make your way down again. It took us fifteen minutes to walk to the top and it was in August. It's a beautiful Tower and the tallest in Seville.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • USN_Seabee_Wife
    Chehalis, Washington593 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ⛪️ 33 ramps to climb, a few steps, amazing views!
    I'm so glad that our guide took us up in the tower before going into the cathedral. You head up 33 ramps, not steps as one would expect. There are a small amount of steps at the very top. The views were very beautiful but I did find it disappointing that there were metal screens blocking some of the views. Tip: Take it slow and rest to make it to the top.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Magnumbazzer
    Burgess Hill, United Kingdom336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    To be honest, it was a bit disappointing
    To be honest, it was a bit disappointing. I've climbed many a tower whilst on holiday and found this one a bit disappointing if I'm honest. It was a busy day so took about 35 minutes to get to the top. The views are OK although the bells are probably more interesting. I think I was hoping to see a bit more of the external roof structure but you can't as the maority of the windows are boarded up. Very easy access though as the entire tower is one slope - there are no steps. It's so they could use a donkey to get to the top - strange but true!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Karen7
    London, United Kingdom645 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it
    I tend to hate ancient towers to climb in Europe but this one is different- you must do it ! Instead of knee withering steps you get a smooth ramp to walk up which is surprisingly bearable. The crowds slow you down with many stops so we reached the top without breaking a sweat. The only steps are ten at the top - nice ! Great views and fun to be up there when the giant bells bong
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, Nebraska1,664 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice bell tower
    The best part about this bell tower is that it has ramps rather than stairs, so almost anyone can climb the 34 ramps to the top. There are also window alcoves on each level, so you can stop and take photos. The views from the top are obstructed by metal screens, but they are still great views! If you take the audio guide for the Catedral, the Giralda is one of the first stops, as it is directly inside the entrance.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Vincent C
    469 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice
    The Cathedral was nice but the tower was a bit better as you got a nice view of the city. Only issue is the climb. It isn't hard but very slow moving and lots of people/traffic. Otherwise we got timed tickets to go inside. We had no trouble getting into the tower and no line up but it seemed others did. The Cathedral was nice but there are nicer ones in Spain.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Paul H
    Birmingham, United Kingdom191 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous views, quite a climb
    There are ramps in the 4 sides of the tower, you tramp up 30 odd of them to the top. I got my ticket along with my timed cathedral ticket. So, you do need a level of fitness, there are places to pause if you need it. The views are worth the effort, although I preferred the torre d'oro, because it's nearer the river.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 March 2024
  • 1920s girl
    London, United Kingdom221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the climb! Make sure you purchase the right ticket.
    Worth the gentle cimb, depending on your pace with breaks along the way with extra view points, only a few steps at the end. It's well worth it as the views and building are fantastic. We were up there when the bells went off which made everyone jump and giggle. Make sure you add this to your purchase if you queue with tickets on the day. It opens at 11 and we were in a short queue at 10.20am but worth it as the queue builds up quickly if you haven't pre booked. The only disappointment is the lack of guidance from the Spanish assistants and their lack of direction. This tower is located within the cathedral. Make sure you don't leave before exiting.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2024
  • RHtravels
    Rocky Hill, Connecticut865 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy walk and great views
    This was a much easier walk than Duomo in Florence. There are ramps instead of stairs for many of the levels, so I was glad not to be huffing and puffing my way up and could keep pace with everyone else. The views from the top are amazing and definitely worth the climb!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2024
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Axy_07
Southeast Romania, Romania40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The view from the top was amazing.
There are no steps but it is a path that you have to climb.
You can see the city from each corner.
Written 16 June 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The fabulous Giralda Tower was originally the minaret for the mosque built on this site. When the Christians reconquered Spain and built the current huge cathedral, they repurposed the beautiful tower to be used as the cathedral's bell tower. The tower stands 104 meters high.
Written 11 June 2024
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Miamispike
Miami, FL252 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I rate this experience a 1. First, the passage up (a ramp because the Moors would ride horses and donkeys to the top) is extremely crowded. 35 flights to the top. Once there, the views are actually underwhelming at best. Our advice? Skip it.
Written 24 May 2024
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Magnumbazzer
Burgess Hill, UK336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
To be honest, it was a bit disappointing. I've climbed many a tower whilst on holiday and found this one a bit disappointing if I'm honest. It was a busy day so took about 35 minutes to get to the top. The views are OK although the bells are probably more interesting. I think I was hoping to see a bit more of the external roof structure but you can't as the maority of the windows are boarded up. Very easy access though as the entire tower is one slope - there are no steps. It's so they could use a donkey to get to the top - strange but true!
Written 21 May 2024
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Sheena C
Glasgow, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Giralda is a must - the views are spectacular & the walk to the top is much easier than stairs. There are a series of sloping ramps which are definitely preferable to stairs. We loved it.
Written 20 May 2024
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felipehavana
Javea, Spain858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Views from La Giralda are wonderful and fortunately the route up the tower is by ramp rather than stair an experience not to be missed.
Written 12 May 2024
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HolidaymakerfromHove
Brighton and Hove, UK2,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The tower entry was included in our cathedral ticket.

Would have got to the top but for my bad leg! Liked what we did see however.

Recommended.
Written 26 April 2024
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RHtravels
Rocky Hill, CT865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was a much easier walk than Duomo in Florence. There are ramps instead of stairs for many of the levels, so I was glad not to be huffing and puffing my way up and could keep pace with everyone else. The views from the top are amazing and definitely worth the climb!
Written 22 April 2024
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1920s girl
London, UK221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Worth the gentle cimb, depending on your pace with breaks along the way with extra view points, only a few steps at the end.
It's well worth it as the views and building are fantastic. We were up there when the bells went off which made everyone jump and giggle.
Make sure you add this to your purchase if you queue with tickets on the day. It opens at 11 and we were in a short queue at 10.20am but worth it as the queue builds up quickly if you haven't pre booked. The only disappointment is the lack of guidance from the Spanish assistants and their lack of direction.
This tower is located within the cathedral. Make sure you don't leave before exiting.
Written 7 April 2024
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permia
Ireland62,131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Interesting to find only a few steps towards the apex, as most of the ascent is a broad spiralling walkway put in place to facilitate important people in the past reaching it on horseback.

It looks spectacular and also spectacular are the vistas across the lovely city from atop.
Written 3 April 2024
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