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"Imposing Giralda" Giralda Tip by agarcia

Giralda, Sevilla: 56 reviews and 108 photos

  La Giralda from Patio de las Naranjas
by agarcia

The most fascinating fact about La Giralda is that it is a must see and a must avoid at the same time.

It is a must see because...
It is almost impossible to overlook La Giralda while in Sevilla, as the bell tower of the town Cathedral is the highest building of the city and its most recognizable monument. The tower dominates a good portion of Sevilla downtown, and the views from up there are certainly remarkable.

On the other hand...
It also congregates in its surroundings the biggest amount of tourists traps of southern Europe (I just made up that statistic, so don't take it completely seriously), with a stunning collection of overpriced bars, tacky (and crappy) tourist souvenirs shops, and the unavoidable calesas (tourist chariots), which are, according to a recent statistic that I also made up, the most expensive transportation way of Sevilla.

Address: Avenida de la Constitucion
Phone: 95 421 49 71

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 7, 2004
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