The Giralda

This iconic tower, symbol of Seville and World Heritage site, is the alminar of the Seville's Aljama mosque, ordered to be built by Abu Ysqub Yusuf in 1184. It was the tallest tower in the world (97.5 m). A curious fact, also shared by other Almohad minarets such as the Koutoubia in Marrakech: the Giralda does not have stairs, but instead 35 ramps wide enough to allow the muezzin to ascend mounted on horseback.

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