The bell ttower on the Cathedral in Seville is open to visitors. It is called the Herald a Tower (or El Giraldillo).
It’s a long climb up the 100 meters (330 feet) to the top, but well worth the effort. Most of the ascent is on ramps that alternate between being steep and more gently sloped. There is only one flight of stairs at the top.
The stairs were well lot and showed the wear caused by the masses of people who have climbed them.
There were many little balconies on the way up the tower where you can get views of the Cathedral unavailable from other vantage points. The disrepair was evident. There is job security for generations to come for those working to restore this historic building.
An interesting piece of the Cathedral’s history is that it once the minaret of the mosque that stood on this site. Many such religious buildings were destroyed by the conquering Christians and Cathedrals were built on the site in a show of power.