Photo: Tourist Attraction La Giralda Seville Cathedral Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain

La Giralda tower attached to the Seville Cathedral is lit up at dusk, and can be seen in full view from the balcony of the Banos Arabes, the Arab Baths. The Cathedral is located in the Santa Cruz district in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.

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Tourist Attraction La Giralda Seville Cathedral Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain
Photo of La Giralda and Seville Cathedral, as viewed
from the Banos Arabes, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.
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Pictures from photo gallery: "Seville City Pictures"


The Seville Cathedral and the La Giralda Tower, both lit up here at dusk, are recognizable tourist attractions in the city of Sevilla. The tower especially dominates the skyline of the city. La Giralda Tower, is one of only three remaining Almohad minarets (tall spires that are attached to Islamic mosques) in the world. The others are in Marrakesh and Morocco. The tower, which was first built in 1184 and took twelve years to complete, became the bell tower for the Seville Cathedral, of which construction began in 1401.

The top of the original tower was destroyed in an earthquake in 1356, and after the tower was adapted to serve as the bell tower for the cathedral, four more levels were added at the top for the belfry. At the very top of the tower is an Italian bronze statue of 'Faith'.


The cathedral was built on the site of the ancient Islamic mosque and is still one of the largest Medieval and Gothic cathedrals in the world.

This view is taken from the Banos Arabes, or Arab Baths, which is also a tourist attraction where visitors come to be pampered with massages and beauty treatments in the ancient Arab style. The baths sit on the site of some original Arab Baths. As you can see, the balcony affords a spectacular view of the city.

La Giralda and Sevilla Cathedral seen from the terrace at the Banos Arabes (Arab Baths) - Aire de Sevilla at dusk, Santa Cruz district, City of Sevilla (Seville), Province of Sevilla, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 1/0.4 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Tourist Attraction La Giralda Seville Cathedral Santa Cruz Sevilla Andalusia Spain
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Rolf Hicker Photography
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