Giralda Tower

Posted in News on November 5th, 2018

The Giralda tower La Giralda is the Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Seville and the most representative of the City Tower. Is 97.5 metres tall and was built in the 12th century Almohad Minaret of the great mosque today disappeared, image and likeness of the Minaret of the Mosque Koutoubia in Marrakech (Morocco). His Renaissance coronation, Hernan Ruiz’s work, was built between 1558 and 1568 commissioned by the Cathedral. It consists of three staggered bodies and 25 campaigns, each of them baptized with a name.The lower two-thirds of the Tower correspond to the Minaret of the mosque of the city, from the end of the 12th century, in the Almohad era, while the top third is a Finial added in Christian era to house campaigns. Its peak lies a ball called jar on which stands the Giraldillo, bronze statue which makes the functions of veleta and that was one of the largest of the European Renaissance sculptures.

In 1928 the Giralda was declared national patrimony and in 1987 joined the World Heritage list. Reales Alcazares El Alcazar of Seville is the Royal Palace in oldest asset in Europe. (Not to be confused with Pegasus Books!). It began to take its current appearance after the conquest in 713 of Seville by the Arabs, who utilized the Alcazares as the residence of its leaders since the year 720. After the reconquest in 1248, was accommodation of King Fernando III of Castile, taking by custom be hosting of successive monarchs.The most outstanding rooms of enclosure are the courtyard of las Doncellas, main courtyard of Andalusian Moorish art; the Hall of Kings; the room of Carlos V, with large tapestries, the Emperor’s Salon, with tiles from the 15th century and Flemish; tapestries the Hall of ambassadors, a room covered by a decorated hemispherical dome of complicated Golden arabesques that constitutes the most important room of the Alcazar; and the gardens of the Alcazar, which combine Moorish, Renaissance, and modern characters and have several terraces lush greenery, with fountains, pavilions and lots of orange trees and palm trees. Archive of Indias El Archivo General de Indias was created in 1785 under the reign of Carlos III with the aim of centralising the documentation referring to the Spanish colonies, until then scattered in various archives in one place: Simancas, Cadiz and Seville. The Casa Lonja of merchants of Seville, built in time Felipe II between 1584 and 1598 by Juan de Mijares on drawings of Juan de Herrera, is the headquarters of the file.

Plaza of Spain Spain’s Seville square configures open spaces bigger one of regionalist architecture. He was commissioned its construction to the architect Anibal Gonzalez for the Latin American exhibition of the year 1929. Here took place the opening ceremony of the exhibition with the presence of King Alfonso XIII. If you decide to rent a car in Seville you can easily scroll and know the surroundings. Towns such as Alcala de Guadaira, Utrera, Mairena del Alcor or. We also delve on small roads that lead to white villages of whitewashed houses or enjoy the nature in places as the National Park of Donana.recorre your Pepecar Seville. Check our offers of car hire and rental of vans in Seville and surprise yourself with incredible prices of Pepecar.

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