Bell Tower

The Giralda is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral. In its origin it was the minaret of the mosque major almohade of Isbiliya.

Heritage since 1987, not only stands out due to its location and history, also should emphasize its architectural invoice, its function over the centuries and its meaning within the old town of the city. It was built in the image and likeness of the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh (Morocco).

Its current appearance dates from 1568, year in which concludes his body of campaigns, work of the architect Hernán Ruiz II, which raised the old Almohad minaret with four decreasing bodies topped by a bronze sculpture depicting the triumph of the faith (the giraldillo), which serves as a weathervane and gives name to the set.