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.
An enormous sandstone structure that shimmers in the sun, this UNESCO building is dominated by the Giralda the 104-metre bell tower that was converted from the original islamic minaret.
MADRID, Aug 14 (KUNA) -- The Giralda bell tower in the city of Seville, built in the 12th Century as the minaret for the city's Great Mosque during the Muslim Spain era, also known as Al-Andalus, remains one of the most significant landmarks in the Andalusian city and a symbol of its historic architectural monuments.
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Explore the 80 chapels inside and climb the Giralda, one of just three remaining Almohad minarets in the world (the other two are in Morocco).
Il s'agit d'El Eubbad a savoir la mosquee et ses dependances (1339), Medersa (1346), Palais du Sultan (tres ruine, date imprecise) et ceux de Sidi-1-Haloui (Mosquee et dependances 1353),les imposantes ruines de Mansoura (XIVe s) dont on ne vantera jamais trop la subtilite du decor et la majeste de l'ensemble du minaret en pierre de taille (les autres minarets sont en brique) rappelant les minarets almohades de Rabat (Tour Hasan), de Marrakech (Koutoubiya), de Seville (Giralda).
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