Giralda

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The 12C minaret of the former mosque, a masterpiece of Almohad art, is the emblem of Seville. In the 16C the Córdoba-born architect Hernán Ruiz was charged with its transformation. He added balustrades to the openings and perched a weather vane (giralda) on a platform on the bell tower, hence the name of this 100m-tall structure. The panoramic view over Seville makes it worth the effort of climbing up.

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41004 Sevilla

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A weekend in Seville

The town that produced Christopher Columbus, Don Juan, and Carmen (who never actually existed) certainly deserves more than a long weekend. You can get round the highlights in three or four days, but you’ll leave wanting more.
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