Giralda


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Giralda

(hēräl`dä), the famous tower adjoining the Cathedral of Seville, Spain. It was built (1163–84) to serve as minaret to the main mosque of Seville, on the site of which the cathedral now stands. In 1568 it was converted into a bell tower by the addition of an ornate Renaissance superstructure on the simple square Moorish tower. The original square minaret, with an interior ramp, is 197 ft (60 m) high; the superstructure adds 123 ft (37 m).
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On one occasion she bade me go and challenge the famous giantess of Seville, La Giralda by name, who is as mighty and strong as if made of brass, and though never stirring from one spot, is the most restless and changeable woman in the world.
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View of the Seville Cathedral and La Giralda tower HARVEY MESTON
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And the cities have some stunning buildings, in particular Granada's Alhambra and Seville's immense Cathedral and its Giralda minaret.
Sin duda la Giralda es un edificio con porte y una estilizada silueta que arranca suspiros de admiracion a quien la observa por primera vez.
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