la giralda, seville
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Go Historic ID
319441
names
La Giralda
Giralda Tower
coordinates
37.386104° N, 5.992543° W
styles/periods
address
Av. de la Constitucion s/n
phone
95-421-49-71

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    by Holly Hayes
    August 3, 2013

    Along with the Alcazar, Seville’s other popular attraction is the Giralda. Although it is now the cathedral’s bell tower, the Giralda was originally built as a minaret in the late 12th century when the Almohads, a Berber dynasty, were ruling Muslim Iberia. The minaret is said to be modeled on the minaret at Koutoubia Mosque, which still stands in Marrakesh, Morocco (the then capital of the Almohad lands). The Giralda’s story of minaret to bell-tower is not unique. continue reading →

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Bibliography of La Giralda

  1. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville.” UNESCO World Heritage List. Web.
    “The Giralda constitutes a unique artistic achievement, a masterpiece of Almohad architecture.”
  2. Official Website of La Giralda. Web. Official website.

Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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