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Plaza del Triunfo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

1. 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 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: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

2. 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, 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.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Through Seville

3. Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Through Seville

The carriage driver will meet you in the morning in the old quarter of Seville, where you will pass by the main attractions of the historic center of the Andalusian capital. During this trip of about 45 minutes, you will go out for a beautiful trip through Plaza de España and María Luisa Park, two of the most beautiful places of the city. During the carriage ride, you will also have the opportunity to contemplate important monuments such as the Statue of Bécquer, the Lope de Vega Theater or the monument to El Cid Campeador. Along the route you will also pass by some of the pavilions of the Iberian-American Exhibition of 1929. The last stop on your itinerary will be Plaza del Triunfo, where you will enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral of Seville, the Alcazar Royal Palace and the Giralda Bell Tower. It is recommend to book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially on bank holidays.

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

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

Discover one of Spain’s most extraordinary buildings on a 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 fragrance of flowers to the intricate Mudéjar plaster work and beams in the Patio del León.

Seville: Guided Tour with Cathedral & Giralda Entrance

5. Seville: Guided Tour with Cathedral & Giralda Entrance

Explore the rich history of Seville by visiting its most important sites. First, visit the cathedral. Learn all about the rich and cross cultural history of this sacred place with your guide.  From 9 people, guided tours are done with audioguides that are included in the price so that you don't miss a single detail.

Seville: Alcázar Fast Track Access and Guided Tour

6. Seville: Alcázar Fast Track Access and Guided Tour

On this 90-minute fast-track access tour you’ll learn about the historical evolution of Seville and its importance as a religious, historical and cultural center. The Alcázar of Seville houses the history of the last millennium within its walls and gardens, and you’ll recognize influences from the Arabic period to the late Middle Ages and through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the 19th century. In 1987 UNESCO declared the Alcázar a World Heritage Site, acknowledging the survival of cultures and civilizations in a harmonic whole. Explore the unique surroundings of this site as you hear the detailed commentary by a private guide. You’ll learn about the legendary al-Mutamid, the 11th-century monarch and poet from Seville, and some of the personalities that illuminated modern-day Spain in the early 19th century. Admire the stunning architecture and the gardens, and listen as your guide tells you about the mix of Arabic and European cultures. This is one of the most visited complexes in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore a place that features a unique combination of culture, religion and history.

Alcazar of Seville VIP Tour

7. Alcazar of Seville VIP Tour

See the Alcazar of Seville in a small and exclusive group tour for only 12 people. With this tour, you won't have to wait in the long line for the monument — instead you will enter through the exclusive queue with preferential entrance. Getting to know the Alcazar in this reduced group will allow you avoid losing any detail of its history and to participate actively in the tour. Enter into a medieval castle, which will turn into an Arabic palace with Christian style, a mixture of all the cultures which have lived in Seville. At the end of the tour, enjoy a drink in a spectacular establishment very close to the Alcazar. 

Seville: Enchanted Walking Tour in Spanish

8. Seville: Enchanted Walking Tour in Spanish

This is a special night walk starting from Plaza del Triunfo, a historical location due to the fact that in 1755, there was a huge earthquake in Lisbon which was also felt in Seville. Discover the reason for its name as well as the history of the three different buildings that you will find there. Afterwards, go through the Old Town, also called Judería and be told about different happenings from 1248 until now. Visit the narrow streets and special squares such as Plaza de Doña Elvira, Plaza de Susona and Plaza de Alfaro, etc. This neighborhood has haunted houses and the most special stories will be explained. When you finish your visit of Judería, head directly to calle Mármoles with its roman columns and then go to Cabeza del Rey Don Pedro to hear about the incredible story of this street. Then, walk until Alfalfa, where you can find underground passages and small shops that were created during the Muslim period. Finally, arrive at las Setas, a modern site in the middle of Plaza de la Encarnación.

Seville Cathedral English Tour with Optional Alcazar

9. Seville Cathedral English Tour with Optional Alcazar

Discover a national treasure of Spain on a skip-the-line tour of Seville Cathedral. Meet your guide at the Monument to the Immaculate Conception and enter the world's largest Gothic church. Legend has it that construction of the cathedral began in the early 15th century. It was built over the site of the Aljama Mosque, which was destroyed when the city was re-conquered by the Christians. Admire the huge interior with its central nave and 4 side aisles. See lavish decorations that contrast with an overall sense of simplicity and restraint. Home to the richest altarpiece in the world, other highlights in the cathedral include the many chapels dedicated to saints and other important figures in the building's history. See the keys presented to Fernando by the Jewish and Moorish communities during the surrender of the city. Admire priceless stained-glass windows. Then go to the entrance to the Moorish minaret of La Giralda, which now functions as the cathedral’s bell tower. It is well worth a climb to the top!

Monuments of Seville 3-Hour Guided Tour

10. Monuments of Seville 3-Hour Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to 2 of Seville’s most popular attractions on a 3-hour guided tour. Meet your guide on Plaza del Triunfo by the monumental cathedral, and enjoy fast track entry to the largest Gothic cathedral (and 3rd largest church) in the world. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Seville Cathedral) was the burial site of Christopher Columbus and has 80 chapels in which over 500 masses were said daily! Marvel at its Renaissance vault and the longest nave of any cathedral in Spain. Then, go to the Alcazar, built as fort by the moors, and subsequently used as a royal palace. The upper levels of the Alcazar are still used by the Spanish Royal Family, making it the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. Admire its interior after your skip-the-line entry, and see why it is regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture on the Iberian Peninsula.

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What people are saying about Plaza del Triunfo

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based on 5,546 reviews

A very interesting tour! It was a good pace and a good length on a very hot day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us as cool as possible as he moved us around to different parts of the palace. A great experience.

Ruben was fantastic. We travelled with two children (6 and 9). His stories were engaging and his enthusiasm genuine. Would certainly recommend this tour and this guide.

Miguel was an amazing guide and has such a contagious passion for history. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend to everyone!

Our guide was great and told us about some of the historic background of the buildings and sites we passed by on our carriage ride.

The guide spoke very good French, she was very pleasant and her comments were very interesting.