Guided tour

Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

From US$ 36.19 per person

Enjoy priority entrance with this small-group or private guided tour of the oldest functioning royal palace in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See where parts of Game of Thrones Season 5 were filmed.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a 60% refund
Duration 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Choose from a small-group or private guided experience
  • Find out the history of Islamic and Mudéjar architecture in the Alcázar
  • Stroll through the beautiful gardens and try the labyrinth maze
  • See where scenes from Season 5 of Game of Thrones were shot
Full description

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, a perfect example of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón as featured in Game of Thrones. Both incorporate intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling.

After this, take a look around the Gothic Palace with its royal tapestries and ornate tiling. Stroll around orange-tree-filled gardens at your own leisure after the tour. After your guide drops you in the gardens, take in the peacocks that live there, the smell of orange blossom, and the numerous tranquil water features.

Try the labyrinth maze and enjoy the quietness of the gardens that are unbelievably located in the middle of the city.

Includes
  • Priority entrance ticket
  • English, French or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Audio guide reinforcement (if needed)
  • Entrance to the Royal Chambers

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • To be able to reserve the tickets to the Alcázar, all participants are required to provide their full names, dates of birth, and ID numbers at the checkout page. Tickets may not be guaranteed if this info is not provided during the booking process
  • Please note that at this time priority access is not possible due to COVID-19 regulations and visitors can wait for up to 30 minutes to enter the Alcázar. All visitors must enter through a designated entrance in order to administer preventative health screenings by the monument's officials.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1121 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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The experience has been very positive. The Alcázar is very well maintained, and it is beautiful. His magnificent story. Not to miss the guided tour. To be able to be with Rubén. Rubén has been a very pleasant guide, a great connoisseur of the subject, who apart from showing us all the corners, has told us many amusing anecdotes and has made the hour and a half fly by. The three Basques

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October 22, 2022

Rey informative yet just the right length of time to not be overwhelming. Our guide Laura was wonderful and gave us lots of tips to enjoy the city. Would definitely suggest this tour for persons who are interested in learning about the history of the city and this place without being drowned in too much detail.

October 16, 2022

The tour itself was excellent - out guide Ruben was an very enthusiastic and dynamic speaker who presented all the facts with a great sense of humour and charme. It was at quick pace so if the group had been slightly more elderly they may have struggled. The only thing to criticise is that the meeting point was a little tricky as it was a small plaza and many groups meeting - we could not find our guide first. I had whatsapp notification from "get your guide" on the Cathedral tour but nothing on this one so was slightly worried at the start. However, the tour more than made up for it. Superb and fit for a superb sight!

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October 10, 2022

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