02 May 2011

La Giralda and Cathedral Santa Maria in Sevilla

La Giralda is the Moorish minaret that became the bell tower of the Santa Maria cathedral in Sevilla. The bottom part is part of the Moorish mezquita from the XII, later the Catholics added the top part to house the bell.


Standing 97,5 m tall it was the highest tower in Spain and is still the tallest in Sevilla, creating a good landmark by which to get your bearings.

On a very wet April day, battling with wind, rain and an umbrella blowing inside out my photographic skills were really put to the test, as you can see.



Dripping wet, a solemn row of horse and carriages sat waiting for punters, as if a drive around in an open-top is appealing in torrential rain.