La Giralda: Interior – A segment of the ramp

A segment of the ramp of the Giralda, the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral

A segment of the ramp of the Giralda

A segment of the ramp of the Giralda
The lower half of the Giralda is part of the minaret whose interior consists of chambers at the center. Built around these chambers are the ramps that are wide and tall enough to allow people and horseback riders to climb the tower. There are a total of 35 ramp segments, starting at the entrance and ending near the Christian part of the Giralda.

The image shows a ramp segment (i.e., number 23) with the original flooring. As you can see, the ramp is big enough for people to walk comfortably and is lit by the light that passes through the window situated on the right side.

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La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
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Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral

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