Alcázar of Seville
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  • Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

    1. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

    Explore the rich history of Seville by visiting two of its most important sites: the Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar. First see the beautiful Cathedral of Seville and its unique architecture. Learn all about the rich and cross cultural history of this holy site from your guide. Climb the Giralda, the Cathedral's bell tower. Then visit the Alcazar, and gain an understanding of the diversity of cultures and legacies that exist in Seville. Here your guide will take you on a pleasant walk through the orange trees and myrtles, and help understand the depth of Seville's history and culture.

    Very good tour The guide is very friendly, knowledgaable and made the tour really light, flowing, easy to follow

  • Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    2. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    Meet your guide in Plaza del Triunfo and head to the first stop, the Alcázar of Seville. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace, begin your guided tour. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were mixed together to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón, both featured in Game of Thrones. Admire the intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. Then stroll around the gardens filled with orange trees and peaceful water features.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Seville. On your guided tour, learn about the Cathedral’s important role in the city’s history, and the Islamic, late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences in the architecture.  Marvel at the magnificent 18th-century baroque altarpiece, and the elaborate organ. You can also visit the mausoleum where the r...

    Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

  • Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    3. Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    Meet your guide, then set off on your sightseeing adventure. The first stop of the day is the Royal Alcázar of Seville. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, then spend 1 hour and 15 minutes exploring this historic landmark. Inside, see the impressive Mudejar Palace, Gothic Palace, and Stucco Courtyard, then wander around the sprawling gardens. As you explore, learn about the history of the landmark, and the prominent figures who once lived here. Next, head to Seville Cathedral and admire the architecture of this UNESCO listed landmark. Enjoy a walk around the famous Patio de los Naranjos, then see the tomb of the famous traveler, Christopher Columbus. End the tour at the Giralda, the city’s famous bell tower.

    Very nice tour of Alcazar and Cathedral. The guide was brilliant and provided many details and legends that made the tour fascinating

  • Seville: Skip-the-Line Alcázar Guided Tour

    4. Seville: Skip-the-Line Alcázar Guided Tour

    Explore the former palace of the Moorish kings of Muslim Spain on a guided tour of the Alcázar of Seville. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the complex is highly regarded for its cultural and harmonic elements. Investigate these unique surroundings through the story of the legendary 11th-century monarch Muhammad ibn Abbad al-Mu'tamid and some of the characters that illuminated Spain in the early 19th century. The oldest European royal palace still in use, the Alcázar of Seville was first built by the Almohades with resplendent Islamic motifs. Subsequent occupants added elements from the Baroque, Renaissance and other eras. Enter via the imposing Puerta del León (Lion Gate) and journey through a compound of several palaces, royal chambers, courtyards and chapels. Learn about some of the many dynasties of the site, and its role in the discovery of America. Follow in the foo...

    Very knowledgeable about the Alcazar. Had little tidbits of unusual info about the history and the inhabitants of this beautiful landmark.

  • Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

    5. Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

    Explore Seville’s Alcázar on a guided tour of one of the oldest functioning palaces in Europe. See why this palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, how it blends different architectural types, and why it became the setting for Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for.  Meet your guide in the Plaza del Triunfo, which offers great views of the Giralda. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace you will begin the tour at the Patio del León, the site of the original Moorish palace. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were blended after the Reconquista to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Visit examples of newer post-Reconquista architecture, such as the Casa de la Contratación and chapel, before heading to the Palacio del Don Rey Pedro, ...

    WONDERFUL experience with Angela! Her knowledge and passion was unparalleled. Worth the money!!

  • Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

    6. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

    Hear the story of Seville Cathedral and the magnificent Alcázar from an expert guide on a 4-hour tour, including time to visit the Giralda tower. Journey through the Arabic, Christian and Roman history of the city along the way. Enter the imposing walls of the oldest palace in Europe at the Alcázar, still used by the Spanish monarchy but originally built by the Muslim Moors. Marvel at the scale of Seville Cathedral, built on the site of a great mosque. Admire the Giralda bell tower, built as a minaret during the reign of the Almohad dynasty. Stroll the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter and more. 

    Would recommend splitting Cathedral and Alcazar tour into separate tours. 3.5 hours was a long time, standing,no break and trying to absorb so much information.

  • Seville: Royal Alcazar Guided Tour

    7. Seville: Royal Alcazar Guided Tour

    The best way to discover Seville is through its main monuments and its architecture, stories, and characters that are essential parts of the city’s history. On this 1.5–hour fast-single-line, visit the Royal Alcázar, the oldest royal palace in Europe. Each of the kings who lived in the palace left his mark. Discover this Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and find out why it became the setting for the film Lawrence of Arabia and the TV series Game of Thrones. Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the Royal Palace gardens, and look out for the peacocks and other palace animals.

    Lorena was a star! Excellent guide with so much knowledge and very engaging. She showed us fun, interesting details we would have otherwise surely missed and now we can brag with some new knowledge instead. The tour was approx 1,5h and we didn't even notice the time pass, it was the right pace and the right amount of information. You get so much more of a visit with a guided tour and we would happily come back and discover new sights of Seville with her!

  • Seville: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

    8. Seville: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

    Cathedral of Seville is the biggest gothic temple in the world. The construction of this monument was dated back to the 15th century. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Learn about the origin of the Cathedral that was built over the Mezquita Aljama in the city, the bell tower Giralda over the minaret of the mosque, and the courtyard of orange trees over the ablutions courtyard. Giralda is the bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville and reaches a height of 104 meters, where you will find one of the best views in the city. The tour continues to the Alcazar, one of the most important royal palaces still in use in Europe. This fortified palace was built during different historical times, Islamic motifs, Baroque, Renaissance, and others. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. This royal palace is still the official residence for the Royal Spanish family...

    Our tour with Jose was lovely. He was well informed, friendly and patient. We definitely recommend him and the tour.

  • Alcázar of Seville: Guided Palace Tour with Priority Access

    9. Alcázar of Seville: Guided Palace Tour with Priority Access

    Discover the treasures of Alcázar of Seville, one of Europe's most stunning royal palaces, with this fantastic guided tour. After meeting your expert local guide, you will head into the palace to uncover its hidden gems and spectacular architecture.  Still the official residence for the Spanish royal family today, Alcázar of Seville is a fortified palace that has been constructed throughout various historical periods. As you wander around the palace, learn more about the different architectural styles and influences that it incorporates, including Islamic motifs, or Baroque and Renaissance styles.  Explore the palace's numerous royal chambers, courtyards and its impressive and extensive gardens, where you will find hundreds of different types of plant life. Learn more about the history of the palace from your expert guide and visit several filming locations from the famous TV series, '...

    Very good informative tour However, I think there should be an option for a quicker tour too - 30 minutes for highlights only which would be better for kids. This tour was 90 mins and the complex closes at 5:45pm during their winter period. Ensure you have enough time to explore the gardens yourselves afterwards.

  • Seville: 3-Hour Guided Cathedral and Giralda Tour & Alcazar

    10. Seville: 3-Hour Guided Cathedral and Giralda Tour & Alcazar

    Discover the most incredible locations in Seville: The Seville Cathedral and the palace complex of Alcazar. Hear the fascinating history from your expert guide on this 3-hour guided tour through Spanish history. Explore Seville Cathedral, the third-largest cathedral in the world. Inside, admire precious objects and numerous works of art. See the tomb of Christopher Columbus and marvel at the main altar with scenes that narrate the New Testament. Continue to the Giralda, and climb the winding stairs in this incredible bell tower. Then, stop for a quick break. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on where to lunch in the area. Join your group in the afternoon and head for the Real Alcázar of Seville, the oldest palace complex in use in Europe. Admire the blend of Islamic and Christian architecture, reflecting the history of the palace. See a variety of styles from high ceili...

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What people are saying about Alcázar of Seville

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 4,057 reviews

We had an amazing time. Our tour guide Marcus was very informative...really knew his stuff. He brought a fun element to the tour engaging us all the way. The tour was 2 hours long and Marcus did everything to keep us in the shade when in the gardens of Alcazar. The Catheral and Giraldi tower are well worth the visit. Many thanks Kevin and Carol

Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

La guide Ghislaine a super bien fait vivre sa visite. Personne passionnée qui a su transmettre son enthousiasme et sa passion!!

A very beautiful and educational tour of the castle and cathedral, the guide was wonderful!

Beautiful and very interesting our guide mastered his subject well