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Photo: La Giralda Minaret Bell Tower Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain

The famous La Giralda, the bell tower and minaret, of the Cathedral of Sevilla, is lit up at dusk as it towers above the city. This view is from the Plaza del Triunfo in the Santa Cruz District in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.

La Giralda, the bell tower and minaret of the famous Cathedral of Sevilla, was at one point, the tallest tower in the world. In the medieval city of Sevilla, it was one of the most important symbols and was always standing proud for everyone in the city to see.

The tower is actually built from part of an ancient minaret; a tower from a mosque, in this case, the Almohad mosque of Seville. The Islamic body of the tower dates back to 1184. Several Roman stones and buildings were also recycled to make the tower, which has no stairs in it, and actually 34 ramps inside in which to reach the top. This was so riders on horseback could ride up it.

The minaret was converted to a bell tower in the 16th century, and the statue at the top represents 'Faith' and twists in the wind just like a weathervane does.

This photograph is taken from the Plaza del Triunfo, a square in downtown Sevilla at the hub ... continue below the picture...


La Giralda Minaret Bell Tower Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain

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La Giralda Minaret Bell Tower Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain
Photo of La Giralda at dusk, seen from the Plaza del
Triunfo, Santa Cruz District, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.

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... of the three buildings (cathedral, Alcazar, Archive of the Indies) which form the UNESCO World Heritage Site and are protected by the program as a place of value to the history of humanity. The name of the plaza comes from a baroque temple located on the side of another building in the area, named Triumph.

La Giralda (bell tower/minaret), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, seen from Plaza del Triunfo at Dusk, Santa Cruz District, City of Sevilla (Seville), Province of Sevilla, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of 4/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 110mm.

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La Giralda Minaret Bell Tower Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain
The famous La Giralda, the bell tower and minaret, of the Cathedral of Sevilla, is lit up at dusk as it towers above the city. This view is from the Plaza del Triunfo in the Santa Cruz District in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.
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Rolf Hicker
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