New York’s former Madison Square Garden contained an Americanised replica of the Giralda, which was taller than the original (134 metres) and was one of the first skyscrapers in that city. The statue of Diana which topped the tower is still kept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. New York's Giralda was demolished in 1925.
There is another replica in Kansas City, which is twinned with the city of Seville.
It is well worth going up the ramps of the Giralda (only the final section has stairs). You travel back in history, submerging yourself in a world which imbued the city with its culture for centuries. From the upper viewpoint there are marvellous views of the entire city and nearby towns. The viewpoint is ideal for photography lovers.
You can walk to the Giralda from the Hotel Monte Triana in about 20 minutes, passing through much of Triana and the Historical Centre.