Giralda

Bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain

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Giralda
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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La Giralda
LocationSeville, Spain
Part ofSeville Cathedral
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (vi)
Reference383bis-001
Inscription1987 (11th session)
Extensions2010
Coordinates37°23′10.3″N 5°59′32.7″W / 37.386194°N 5.992417°W / 37.386194; -5.992417Coordinates: 37°23′10.3″N 5°59′32.7″W / 37.386194°N 5.992417°W / 37.386194; -5.992417
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The Giralda (Spanish: La Giralda [la xiˈɾalda]) is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain.[1] It was built as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville in al-Andalus, Moorish Spain, during the reign of the Almohad dynasty, with a Renaissance-style top added by the Catholics after the expulsion of the Muslims from the area. Dating from the Reconquest of 1248 to the 16th century and built by the Moors. The Giralda was registered in 1987 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the Alcázar and the General Archive of the Indies. The tower is 104.1 m (342 ft) in height and remains one of the most important symbols of the city, as it has been since the Middle Ages.

  1. ^ Symington, Andy (2003). Seville. ISBN 9781903471869.

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