La Giralda de Sevilla - Car hire Sevilla


La Giralda this tower its the most important symbols in Seville you can see the tooped from all the city, its part of the Seville Cathedral. It is considered the finest of the three great Almohad minarets: the others are the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Its square base is 13.61 meters and a height of 105 meters. It was built as a minaret of the old mosque, although the bell tower and spire top, is Renaissance. is constructed in several levels, the lower two thirds being almohad architecture, and the upper sphere is from the spanish renaissance architecture, the original upper fall down on an earthquake in 1365.

The tower was build between 1184 - 1196 and it took 12 years. It was so venerated by the Moors that they wanted to destroy it before the Christian conquest of the city in 1248. This was prevented by King Alfonso X, who declared that "if they removed a single stone, they would all be put to the sword." The Giralda thus preserved, it became the bell tower of the Christian cathedral.

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