Home to the magnificent UNESCO-listed Alhambra Palace, Granada is one of the great Andalucian cities, and it’s easy to visit on a day trip from nearby Seville. To help you find the perfect tour for you, here's a rundown of the options available.
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.
Alcazar of Seville Early Access English Tour with Optional Cathedral & Giralda
$36.07 per adult
Great guide. Fantastic city. Alcazar was amazing… get there early as it gets busy later on. Make sure you take water.
James_H, Jun 2022
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 areSantas Justa y Rufina by Francisco de Goya, Pedro de Campaña’sEl Descendimiento, andLa Inmaculada by Spanish baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to The Giralda (El Giraldillo)?
Attractions near The Giralda (El Giraldillo):
What else should I know about attractions in Seville?
- Barrio Santa Cruz
- Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)
- General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias)
- Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)
- Santa Cruz
- Casa de la Guitarra
- Hospital de los Venerables
- Aire Ancient Baths Sevilla
- Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco)
- Los Gallos Tablao Flamenco
- El Arenal District
- Church of the Divine Savior (Iglesia del Salvador)
- Torre del Oro
- Royal Tobacco Factory (Real Fábrica de Tabacos)
- Palace of San Telmo (Palacio de San Telmo)