Seville around the world: copies of the Giralda.


When we set foot in Seville for the first time, we always look for its hallmark, the symbol par excellence of the city: the Giralda tower. From my personal and professional experience as a Heritage Interpreter, I have seen all kinds of reactions when the Giganta of Seville, as Cervantes called her, appears before us.
And it is that no matter how much we have seen videos and photos, the Sevillian tower does not leave indifferent to any passerby. If you want to check in first person, Sevilla Free Tours starts your guided tours of Seville every day at 10.00 in Plaza Nueva, where you can distinguish us by yellow umbrellas.
Such is the impact that this emblem of the city provokes, that many have not been able to live without it and have taken it with them in the form of a replica. Then we will talk about the cities where you can find replicas of the Giralda:
1.Kansas City.
In a shopping center in this American city, the Country Club Plaza, we can find a replica of the Giralda. The J.C. promoter Nichols not only reproduced our famous tower, but also recreated the Virgen de los Reyes square with the fountain included.
2.The Giraldilla of Badajoz.
In 1935 a building was built in Badajoz for the "Almacenes la Giralda" with a colorful copy of the tower of Seville. Although this company does not exist today, the building is still being preserved.
3.Tarragona (L'Arboç)
In the village of L'Arboç we find one of the most reliable reproductions of the Giralda. In 1902, a wealthy couple decided to reproduce those buildings in Andalusia that had most impacted their travels, and we can also find the reproduction of the Patio de los Leones and one of the rooms of the Alcázar.
4.Tower of the Church of San Pedro in Carmona.
The bell tower of this church is also inspired by the Giralda, known as the Giraldilla tower because it is smaller than the original one of the Spanish capital.
Returning again to North American lands, at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami we see again a representation of the Giralda tower due to the love that the owner had for everything Spanish.
Although today it is not preserved, for several decades you could also see a Giralda in New York, at Madison Square Garden from which you can find numerous images.
The design of the Giralda has also inspired the shape of several skyscrapers and various towers, but the ones we describe here are almost exact copies. So if you are Sevillians in the world that you love your land, you already know several places where you feel a little closer to home.
Of course today, without having restorations or specific events, the tower of the Giralda is completely visitable, then we detail the hours of visit to the Cathedral so you can climb the Giralda, as well as the prices of the visit so you do not miss out on seeing one of the most impressive monuments in Seville:
Monday from 11.00 to 15.30
Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The general admission price for the Cathedral of Seville is € 9 and the reduced entrance fee for pensioners and students under 25 is € 4. Admission is free for Sevillians
And of course, the Cathedral also offers a schedule for completely free visits, namely, Mondays from 16.30 to 18.00.
If you do not want to wait in line, you can buy the tickets online from the website of the Cathedral of Seville or buy the ticket at the same price in the Church of El Salvador, just 5 minutes from the Giralda.
To discover all the secrets of our city, do not hesitate to join the guided tours of Sevilla Free Tours, of which you will find all the information at Remember that we are the guides historians Heritage interpreters with t-shirts and yellow umbrellas, all with accredited training and passion for our city, delighted to show you all the nooks and crannies of our city as well as to advise you what you can do in Seville
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