C12's Giralda Tower - Sevilla

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The "Giralda Tower" was originally a "Minaret", part of the Moorish Mosque that preceded the Cathedral. In 1248 the Minaret was considered a marvel even to Fernando III who demanded its protection prior to him conquering the city.
The construction of the Tower (Minaret) was ordered by the Almohad ruler Yousouf Yacoub al-Mansour.
Construction was started on "La Giralda" in 1184 and lasted for twelve years. When completed in 1196 the top of the tower didn't look like it does today. It was used to call Moors to prayer and also as an astronomical observatory. In 1198 four brightly polished copper spheres were added by the Moors to the top of the tower. The reflecting sun light from the balls was so brilliant the city made its presents known for miles. When the copper spheres were destroyed by an earthquake in 1356 they were replaced (in 1400 AD) by Christian religious features (cross and bell). The present bell room at the top was added to the tower in 1560, with construction ending in 1568AD.

ElHobbit

14 years ago

Ey! I worte you in english because is "All text must be in English" :( but Im from Seville and see the giralda tower in KDE-Look is very funy. I invite all the KDE and Linux lovers to come to my city, its the best city of the world.
(And Sevilla F.C. team its the best soccer team of the World too jejeje)

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Centauro12

14 years ago

xD, Thanks! Sevilla FC is the best! 1-0 :)
I want upload more images of my city

(sorry for my very bad English, my "macarronic" English xD)

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ArbitraryReason

14 years ago

U could have uploaded all 3 images in one single post.....FYI

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