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Seville Churches & cathedrals

Our most recommended Seville Churches & cathedrals

Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. 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: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

2. 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: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

3. 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: Cathedral Guided Tour with Priority Access

4. Seville: Cathedral Guided Tour with Priority Access

Seville Cathedral, built in the 15th century on the site of a 12th-century mosque, is one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. On this 1-hour guided tour you’ll marvel at its spectacular golden altarpiece and the vast collection of art. The crowning piece of the Seville Cathedral complex is the famous Giralda Bell Tower. The tower, reaching a height of 322 feet, was built as a minaret at the end of the 12th century. Learn about the origins of the complex as an Arabic mosque, and see further evidence in the ablutions courtyard. Explore the collection of important works of arts representing several centuries, decorating the Cathedral’s 44 chapels and the middle of the central nave. At the end of the tour, say goodbye to your guide then climb to the top of Giralda Tower to soak up magnificent city views.

From Seville: Córdoba and Mosque Cathedral Full-Day Tour

5. From Seville: Córdoba and Mosque Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools, and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless rows of red and white striped arches.  Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

6. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

Hear the story of Seville Cathedral and the magnificent Alcázar from an expert guide on a 4-hour tour, including time to visit the Giralda tower. Journey through the Arabic, Christian, and Roman history of the city along the way. Enter the imposing walls of the oldest palace in Europe at the Alcázar, still used by the Spanish monarchy but originally built by the Muslim Moors. Marvel at the scale of Seville Cathedral, built on the site of a great mosque. Admire the Giralda bell tower, built as a minaret during the reign of the Almohad dynasty. Stroll the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter and more. 

Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

7. Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Explore the two monuments that epitomize the city of Seville—the Giralda Bell Tower and Seville Cathedral. After meeting your guide, take a short stroll to the Cathedral, where you will skip the ticket line to enter. Once a mosque, the cathedral was later converted after the Reconquista period.   Be wowed by the golden altar of the Capilla Mayor, Christopher Columbus’ resting place and the enormity of the space inside the cathedral. See the Gothic-Mudejar-style of the choir area with its 68 cross vaults. Enjoy the orange tree patio and a trip up to the top of the Giralda, the cathedral’s bell tower that is so emblematic of Seville. Take in amazing views over the whole city of Seville from here, as it is the highest building in the city.

Seville: Cathedral and Royal Alcázares Ticket and Audio Tour

8. Seville: Cathedral and Royal Alcázares Ticket and Audio Tour

Experience Seville at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket for two of the top attractions of the city, the Seville Cathedral, and the Royal Alcázares of Seville. Download an audio tour for both attractions and for a a fascinating self-guided city walking tour for your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email and, prior to your visit, download the app and the audio tours to your phone. Travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Seville, one of the best known cities in Spain. Put on your headphones and discover the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcázares of Seville through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. Discover the elegance and beauty of the 16th-century, UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Seville Cathedral. Soak up the stunning gardens and architecture of the Royal Alcázares where filming was done for the popular "Game of Thrones" series. Have the chance to explore Seville with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. Play the audio tours repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Seville, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Tower Guided Tour and Tickets

9. Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Tower Guided Tour and Tickets

Discover two top Seville attractions with skip-the-line tickets to the Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower. Step back in time as your guide tells you about the history of these sights. Climb Giralda Tower and see artwork by Spanish Renaissance painters like Alejo Fernández. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, and the bell tower of La Giralda in Seville with skip-the-line tickets and a guide. Hear how Seville Cathedral's fascinating history and how it is the largest cathedral in the world before venturing inside. Climb the 35 ramps of La Giralda. Marvel at the magic of the 81 stained glass windows. Admire works of art by masters such as Alejo Fernández, Pedro Roelas, Murillo, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal and Goya. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the city from the viewing platform. Learn about the Cathedral's historical, artistic and religious value due to which it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Construction on the cathedral began in 1401 and was completed 150 years later, in the Renaissance style.

Fascinating Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Fascinating Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the landmarks of Seville on a full-day sightseeing tour, traveling by air-conditioned minibus, boat, and on foot. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel by luxury minibus to the Santa Cruz area, the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city. Stroll down a labyrinth of narrow streets to Plaza de los Venerables, site of the baroque Hospital of the Venerable Priests. Continue to the Royal Alcazar to see one of the finest examples of Mudéjar architecture still standing. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral-Giralda of Seville, taking in views of the façade of the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Admire monuments, such as the University of Seville, and the Royal Tobacco Factory. Go to the 17th-century Palace of San Telmo. See the dodecagonal Torre del Oro on the banks of the river, and the Isabel II Bridge across the Guadalquivir. Continue to the Macarena Basilica, before admiring the colorful tiles of Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition. Enjoy some free time for lunch, before visiting the historic Bullring, and the Taurine Museum of the Real Maestranza. Next, explore the traditional sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood of Triana, before ending your tour with a boat trip down the Guadalquivir River.

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What people are saying about Seville

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4.3 / 5

based on 7,903 reviews

Great walk through the main attractions of Seville, accompanied by a passionate Sevillano who knows a lot about architecture and the history of these great monuments. Very fun experience, highly recommend and will definitely visit these sights again soon after knowing some of the rich stories behind them.

If you follow the instructions given by the GYG, you will get exact and joyful experience. The GYG app is very useful.

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

Excellent tour - just the right amount of time for each part of the tour.

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