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Seville

Expect bustling plazas, extravagant medieval vibes, and some Game of Thrones treats from Andalucía's capital.

Our most recommended things to do in Seville

Seville: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

1. Seville: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

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 remains of Christopher Columbus are laid to rest.  Finally, your guide will lead you to the Moorish Giralda Tower. The call to prayer was announced from this tower when Spain was under Muslim rule. Climb the stairs and admire the spectacular views of Seville from the top of the tower.  Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for.

Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

2. Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

Embark on a picturesque, small-group boat tour with an onboard crew down the Guadalquivir River. Sip on a welcome drink as you admire the views on this relaxing river journey or choose the 2-hour option for a delicious multi-course meal while you sail. Meet at the Nueva York dock, just a few meters from the city center of Seville. After being welcomed by the friendly crew, board the fully-equipped premium yacht to start your journey along the Guadalquivir River. Take in the views of local sites, such as Torre del Oro, the Real Maestranza bullring, and the Puente de Triana, and unwind as you gently sail downstream Enjoy the comfort of air conditioning in summer or heating in winter, as well as a lower deck and spacious sun terrace. There will be music playing, and bar service if you want to buy more drinks. Choose from two different variations: • 1.5-hour cruise with a welcome drink (a pitcher of Rebujito for 2 or a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink). • 2-hour cruise with unlimited Rebujito, wine, beer, or soft drinks. The menu with 6 dishes depends on the time of year: Spring and Summer Menu: • Starter: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, cheese platter, and crusty bread with duck mousse and duck ham • Main: mushroom risotto, cod in pil-pil sauce, and sirloin steak with whisky • Dessert: ice cream with crunchy chocolate • Glass of cava Fall and Winter Menu: • Starter: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, cheese platter, and crusty bread with duck mousse and duck ham • Main: chickpeas with tail of bull, cod in pil-pil sauce, and sirloin steak with whisky • Dessert: caramel pannacotta • Glass of cava

Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

3. Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

Step inside Seville Cathedral with skip-the-line entry and explore the treasures within. See works by Goya and learn the history when you select the audio guide option. Climb the La Giralda Tower and witness spectacular views across Seville. Enter the cathedral and see the tomb of Christopher Columbus in front of the Puerta del Principe. The monument contains the remains of the explorer, although debate continues as to whether or not the bones are his. Learn about the history of the cathedral and the Castilian King Fernando III who captured Seville from its Almohad rulers and transformed the great 12th-century mosque into a church. Witness this staggering cathedral as it is today, known as the Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede. Enter one of the world's largest churches with notable works by Zurbaran, Murillo, and Goya. Hear about these works and more by choosing the audio guide option.

Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

4. Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

Discover Seville and its main monuments and architecture with skip-the-ticket line access. Learn its stories and get to know the characters that are essential parts of the city’s history. Spend some time touring the Royal Alcázar and other highlights. Visit the Cathedral's interior and hear about the important historical figures buried there. Admire works by many important artists. Marvel at the immense, 16th-century stained-glass windows that illuminate the 5 naves of the cathedral. Visit the famous Moorish Giralda Tower, an icon of the city. Explore the 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.

Seville: Royal Alcázar Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

5. Seville: Royal Alcázar Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Get a skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Alcázar of Seville, and marvel at this stunning medieval Islamic palace. Walk around and admire the stunning architecture and the beautiful gardens. Originally developed as a fort for the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913, the Royal Alcázar of Seville is an amazing fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and it has been renovated numerous times over the 11 centuries since its creation. Learn about how the Christian king Fernando III moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248 and how several monarchs used the palace as their main residence. Also, discover the Alcázar's role as a filming location for the Game of Thrones TV series.

Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

6. Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

Discover the Guadalquivir River, the only navigable river in Spain. Depart from the Dock of the Marqués del Contadero and enjoy a 1-hour river cruise. Look out from the deck of the modern boat and see different parts of the historic and modern Seville. Pass under historic bridges and past the neighborhood of Triana, the pavilions of Expo 92, the Ibero-American exhibition of 29, the towers of the Plaza de España, convents and monasteries. 

Seville: Live Flamenco Dancing Show Ticket at the Theater

7. Seville: Live Flamenco Dancing Show Ticket at the Theater

Experience the thrilling dance of a live flamenco performance at a brilliant theater in Seville. Watch 6 world-class performers weave a tale of passion through instrumentals, singing, and dancing, and immerse yourself in Andalusian culture. Make your own way to the Teatro Flamenco Sevilla theater and settle down into your seat to get ready for the show, or arrive slightly earlier to enjoy some drinks at the bar. Listen to the soft melody of guitars beginning the live performance as the rhythm starts to flow. Admire the colorful outfits of the dancers as they twirl upon the stage until the flamenco reaches its finale.

Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

8. Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

Take a walk through the history and culture of Seville with a 1-hour flamenco show at the Casa de la Memoria. Dating back to the late 18th century, flamenco is of immense cultural importance to Spain, illustrating the mixing of the diverse ethic groups that have called the nation home for centuries.  In an intimate theater that dates back to the 15th century, dive into the colorful world of flamenco as dancers move to propulsive guitar rhythms. Marvel at elaborately-crafted costumes and the performers’ undeniable talent. Feel the emotional resonance of the flamenco tradition, gaining a powerful appreciation for an art form that defines a region.

Seville: Skip-the-Line Alcázar Guided Tour

9. 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. Immerse yourself in the dramatic history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enter via the imposing Puerta del León and journey through a compound of several palaces, royal chambers, courtyards, and chapels. Admire the diverse architectural features from Islamic to Baroque and Renaissance. Learn about the many plots and dynasties like 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. Take advantage of a personal audio system if required as you tour the complex with your guide. Discover why the monument was chosen as a location for the TV series "Game of Thrones." Then, experience the beauty of the Alcázar Gardens, where almost 200 different plant species from around the world can be found.

Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

10. Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

Experience the passion of flamenco at the heart of the old cellar of Triana, Seville. Marvel at the Mudejar architecture and exquisite decoration as you witness this iconic Andalusian dance. Learn the history and the journey of flamenco through its most important clubs including Soleá, Tangos, Guajiras, Bamberas, Alegrías, and Bulería. Cantaor, guitar, bailaor, and bailaora artists make your show an authentic collection of the most traditional and symbolic variations of this legacy. 

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What people are saying about Seville

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 48,412 reviews

Javier was an excellent guide around the Real Alcazar! Very enthusiastic and informative with lots of interesting stories that put the whole thing in context. Lots of details that you would never notice if someone didn’t point them out to you!

Such an amazing beautiful place. We went the first time slot in the morning. There was still a line but not bad it went through quickly. Glad I bought skip the line. It was gorgeous.

Lorena was fantastic! Along with all the historical information she provides, her sense of humor is wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.

The guides we had, Carlos in Spain and Rashid in Morocco were so knowledgeable and attentive which made the trip so memorable.

Great experience with excellent artists! So much passion. Recommend arriving early to get seats close to the front!