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Seville: Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

1. Seville: Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide and set off on an adventure to unravel the mysterious past of Seville. As you explore the streets, walk in the footsteps of some of Seville’s most prominent and historical figures, and learn about their impact on the city. Listen to your guide’s spine-tingling stories about religious events, plagues, and paranormal activity, dating back to the 13th century. By the end of the tour, you’ll have seen Seville from a unique perspective, and have a few spooky tales to take home with you.

Seville: Museum of Fine Arts of Seville Guided Tour

2. Seville: Museum of Fine Arts of Seville Guided Tour

Considered the second most important public art gallery in Spain, after the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Seville Museum of Fine Arts houses numerous masterpieces spanning Romanesque to 20th-century art. Built on the old La Merced Convent, the museum's interior still bears resemblance to its previous religious function. Take a guided tour of the museum with a professional guide to discover the museum's most outstanding works. Waste no time waiting in line with a skip-the-line ticket, then marvel at the vast painting collection as your guide provides you with lots of details and curiosities. During the 1.5-hour tour, you will observe artworks from several periods, as well as some Baroque paintings by artists associated with the Golden Age of Sevillian painting in the 17th century, such as Zurbarán, Murillo, and Valdés Leal.

Seville: Museum of Fine Arts Guided Tour

3. Seville: Museum of Fine Arts Guided Tour

Enjoy the immense beauty of the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville, the second-largest art gallery in Spain. Together with a professional guide, learn about the history and life behind each sculpture and painting as you walk through the gallery halls. Explore the ancient Convent of La Merced, located in the heart of Seville. Admire the Renaissance and Baroque architecture throughout, and take a stroll through the immaculate cloisters of Claustro de los Bojes and the Claustro Mayor. From Sevillian Gothic works, to Renaissance artists such as San Jerónimo Penitente, see the evolution of European art styles through the ages. See the spectacular room dedicated to Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and selected works by Sevillian artists. Discover all the secrets and motivations of the artists who have decorated such a beautiful monument in the historic center of Seville.

Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

4. Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

Enjoy a private Seville tour for 12 hours with a private tour guide for 4 hours. A private luxury vehicle with chauffeur will pick you up and drop you off at your place of choice in Málaga, Marbella or Estepona. Seville is the capital of Andalusia. Its old town contains, among other remarkable monuments, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. After discovering the most important places of the city, get a walk to see its streets and try its famous gastronomy before your driver takes you back to your point of departure. Seville’s rich history starts as the Roman city of Hispalis. Later it became Muslim and became the centre of the Taifa of Seville after the collapse of Córdoba, until being incorporated into the Crown of Castile in 1248. As the gateway of the Spanish Empire's trans-Atlantic trade, it became one of largest cities in the world. The 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture. The 20th century in Seville saw the Spanish Civil War, the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition Expo '92. Get to know the landmarks of Seville that were witnesses to its history: - The Cathedral: The largest Gothic church in the world. Christopher Columbus was buried in it. Its bell tower, the Giralda, was the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. A Renaissance-style belfry was later added by the Catholics. The tower is 104.1 m in height and remains the most important symbol of the city. - The Alcázar: A royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile on the site of an Muslim residential fortress. A preeminent example of Mudéjar style, combining Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance structural elements. The upper stories of the Alcázar are still occupied by the royal family when they visit Seville. The TV show “Game of Thrones” has shot many scenes at this location. - The General Archive of the Indies: The repository of extremely valuable documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and Asia. The building is an example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. - The Plaza de España: A square built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and an example of Regionalism Architecture, with elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.. - The Royal Tobacco Factory: 18th-century stone building , now the seat of the rectorate of the University of Seville. - The Palace of San Telmo: Seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Government. Construction of the building began in 1682 outside the walls of the city, on property belonging to the Spanish Inquisition. - The Tower of Gold: Almohad river watchtower. It served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials. The third and uppermost level was added after the previous third level was damaged by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Very highly recommended, if you're a fan of ghost stories you'll love it. A nice bit of history thrown in and Julio is a very friendly, patient and passionate guide. He was happy to answer questions and was very knowledgable about the myths of Seville.

Julio is the best guide who teaches history by gravitating tourists with descriptive ghost stories. He is literally amazing and the tour is so so so fun.

As a historian, Julio has been a good guide explaining the historical contexts, iconography, and background stories of the artworks.

Julio was great. We loved the rich tour of the historical city by a true local

Julio gave an amazing and very well informed story! He is a good storyteller.