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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. Take advantage of skip-the-line access as you learn about both locations from your expert guide. First, see the beautiful Cathedral of Seville and its unique architecture. Enjoy skip-the-line access, then 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. After skipping the line entrance, 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.

Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

2. 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: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

3. 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: Royal Alcázar Entry Ticket

4. Seville: Royal Alcázar Entry Ticket

Get a 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: Cathedral, Giralda, and Royal Alcázar Guided Tour

5. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda, and Royal Alcázar 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: Alcázar Guided Tour

6. Seville: 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: Royal Alcázares Skip-the-Line Entry with Audio Tour

7. Seville: Royal Alcázares Skip-the-Line Entry with Audio Tour

Explore the Royal Alcázares at your own pace with an entrance ticket and a self-guided audio tour. Waltz past the ticket lines with skip-the-line entrance, and listen to informative commentary as you discover its historic sights. Receive your ticket by email, download the app, and get ready to uncover the secrets of Seville's quintessential attraction. Avoid the long lines and head straight into this combination of historic buildings and peaceful gardens. Put on your headphones to learn all about the impressive Lion’s Gate, and the Patio de las Doncellas. Marvel at the Hall of Ambassadors, the center of power in the Royal Alcázares, while listening to stories and anecdotes from the site's history that result from in-depth research. See attractions like the Hall of Justice, the House of Trade, and the Hall of the Feast as you explore at your own pace. Hit pause or rewind as you like, as you benefit from the flexibility to use your audio tour repeatedly and at anytime before or after your visit.

Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

8. Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

Take advantage of a guided tour with priority ticket access for both the Alcázar and the UNESCO-listed cathedral. Hear fascinating facts from your guide, and see Santa Cruz and the famous bell tower. 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. Walk through the lively Santa Cruz neighborhood. End the tour at the Giralda, the city’s famous bell tower.

Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

9. Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Explore the soul of Seville through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's Islamic past, Christian roots and Jewish legacy at the Alcázar, and see the city's majestic cathedral. Start with a visit to the Alcázar. Home to 3 palaces, royal chambers, centenary gardens and chapels, the Alcázar has been the site of many dynasties. Explore this site with your guide, taking advantage of a personal audio system to enhance your visit. Travel through different periods of history and follow in the footsteps of the ancients. Discover for yourself why the monument was chosen for its beauty as the location for TV serials like "Game of Thrones."  Walk to Seville Cathedral to see the world's third-largest cathedral and largest Gothic church in the world. Built on the remains of a mosque, the vast monument reveals 900 years of history. At the end of the tour say goodbye to your guide, then climb by foot to the top of Giralda Tower to admire spectacular views across the city.

From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

10. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Experience the best that the Sevillan province has to offer with a guided tour of the countryside and stops in the quaint towns of Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema, and Ronda. Visit picturesque white villages, an olive oil factory, local castles, and cliff tops. Starting in Seville, cross the Andalusian countryside to get to Zahara de la Sierra, passing the Aguzaderas Castle. Explore the town of Zahara de la Sierra town, a picturesque, whitewashed village hidden in the mountains.  Next, stop at an olive oil factory on your way to Grazalema. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a range of beautiful landscapes that are perfect for enjoying a leisurely drive. Watch Griffon vultures circling the mountains as you pass the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain.  Stop for lunch in Grazalema, surrounded by the classic local white houses adorned with colorful flowers. On the way to Ronda, pass through a Mediterranean forest that serves as an essential source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and was built on two separate cliffs connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. Tour Ronda with your guide and take time to explore the town on your own as well.

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What people are saying about Seville

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based on 7,094 reviews

Todo estuvo excepcional, desde el conductor del bus hasta el guía Pedro o Pablo (no recuerdo el nombre). Recomiendo totalmente este tour.

My family and I had a great experience. The driver was timely and courteous. Our guide was exceptional.

To visit and recommended almost a duty to visit the first floor accessible only with a guide

Miguel was excellent, engaging, completely knowledgeable, untiring and charming!

O passeio é maravilhoso e o guia muito atencioso e divertido!