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: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    2. 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: Alcazar Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Tickets

    3. Seville: Alcazar Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Tickets

    Discover one of Spain’s most extraordinary buildings on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Alcazar in Seville. Meet your guide on the Plaza del Triunfo to skip the long lines to the building, started by the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913. Learn the history of the Alcazar, and how it expanded over its 11 centuries of existence. Enter the ornate complex to see the exquisite additions of the Almohads when they turned into a fortress in the 12th century. Travel through time as you hear tales of the Christian Fernando III, who moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248. See architectural evidence of the Moorish Muslim rulers, government officials, court servants, and royal guard. Marvel at one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture on the Iberian Peninsula. Experience the palace and gardens with all your senses, from the sound of the fountains, to the fragra...

    The guide was very knowledgeable. She was also eager to answer questions . We were very happy we bought this tour.

  • Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

    4. 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!!

  • Sevilla Daily 3-Hour Bike Tour

    5. Sevilla Daily 3-Hour Bike Tour

    Take a tour of Sevilla on bike and visit both the city hot spots and the under-the-radar highlights on a 3-hour guided trip. A bicycle tour allows you to cover a greater distance in the city with less effort than walking, and provides access to sites that cannot be reached by car or bus, making it ideal if you want to have a comprehensive picture of the city. On your trip, you will see such sites as Alcazar Palace, the Triana and Santa Cruz districts, Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, Murillo Garden, the Christopher Columbus monument, and more. Many of these places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Additionally, discovering Sevilla in this fun and dynamic manner will not only expose you to the sites that have given it its reputation, but will also provide you with a fabulous sense of orientation in the city and give you valuable information about how to proceed. Learn about where you s...

    Good bikes, nice route and Malik my guide is a great guy. He was knowledgeable, good company and courteous. Good trip.

  • 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: Panoramic Segway Tour

    7. Seville: Panoramic Segway Tour

    Begin your 1 hour and 15-minute Segway experience with a training session at the tour provider’s office. An instructor will talk about safety and explain how the personal transporter is operated. Take some time to practice, and when you’re comfortable you’ll be ready to begin your tour. Attractions you’ll see during the panoramic tour include Giralda, the Cathedral, Archivo de Indias, the Alcazar, Puerta de Jerez, Hotel Alfonso XIII, Plaza de Espana, the Old Tobacco Factory, Parque de Maria Luisa, Palacio de San Telmo, Torre del Oro and Guadalquivir. At each site of interest, the guide will provide historical commentary and take photos of you. Both group and private tour options are available.

    Excellent and informative. Miro is very well informed and more than happy to answer any questions! Gracias!

  • Seville: Royal Alcazar Guided Tour

    8. 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: 2-Hour Monumental Segway Tour

    9. Seville: 2-Hour Monumental Segway Tour

    See the sights of Seville by personal transporter with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Learn the history of each building and get the chance to take souvenir photos as you glide through the lively streets with ease. Pass the Giralda and magnificent Seville Cathedral - one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. See the Archivo General de Indias in the ancient merchants' exchange and the magnificent Alcázar, built on the site of a Muslim fortress. Marvel at the monuments of Puerta de Jerez, including the elegant Hotel Alfonso XIII, and then continue to Plaza de España to admire the mosaic tiles. Make your way down to the Guadalquivir River and Triana Bridge. Glide through Plaza de Armas and Plaza de Toros to take a look at the Expo '92 monuments on La C...

    Booking a Segway Tour is the best way to discover a city. We had an excellent guide who explained a lot, loves the city and was passionate about his job.

  • Alcázar of Seville 1.5-Hour Small Group Tour

    10. Alcázar of Seville 1.5-Hour Small Group Tour

    Explore the royal residence of the Alcázar of Seville (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla) on a 1.5-hour tour with a local art historian guide. Marvel at the opulent decorations of the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. Learn the history of the complex, from the kings of the Castilian Christians to the Islamic governors of the different caliphates. Enter the Mudéjar Palace of Peter of Castille and see the beautiful ceramic tiles and magnificent gypsum arches that seem to defy gravity. Discover the beautiful courtyards, designed to represent paradise on Earth, and then go for a stroll around the famous gardens to encounter colorful peacocks and majestic trees in the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    we loved our guide and the tour was easy to find and very informative on the history and details of the Alcazar

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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!

Pablo is a very friendly, well informed and helpful guide. Experiencing Alcazar with him was a great pleasure. Thank you so much!

Good bikes, nice route and Malik my guide is a great guy. He was knowledgeable, good company and courteous. Good trip.

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