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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: Alcázar of Seville Entry Ticket with Audioguide

2. Seville: Alcázar of Seville Entry Ticket with Audioguide

Discover the Royal Alcázar of Seville, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. See for yourself one of the most impressive palace complexes in the world and marvel at vestiges of both Andalusian and Christian art. Listen to an included audioguide for informative commentary. Visit the Royal Alcázar of Seville with an in-app audioguide and discover the entire monument. Explore the palace complex while listening to informative commentary on your phone. See the Patio de las Muñecas and the Cupola of the Salón de Embajadores. Walk through the vast palace gardens and see the Gallery of the Grotesques and the Fountain of Fame up close. While you're exploring the grounds, learn about some of the filming settings of Game of Thrones.

Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Tower Guided Tour and Tickets

3. 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.

Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

4. 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, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

5. 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: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

6. 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.

From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

7. From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

Enjoy a day trip from Seville to Tangier. Transfer to the ferry aboard an airconditioned vehicle. Save time with an express ferry from the charming village of Tarifa to Tangier. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, take a sightseeing tour, and eat a local lunch.  Depart from Seville and journey to the beautiful village of Tarifa to catch the fast ferry to Tangier. Upon arrival, discover the cosmopolitan flavor of a city that combines the cultures of Africa and Europe.  Take a panoramic city tour by bus and visit the Cap Spartel promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Visit the Caves of Hercules, where ancient Greek and later Roman mythology believed the demi-god slept before his eleventh labor.  Return to the city center to enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Explore the narrow streets of the Medina and discover its most picturesque spots. Return to the port for the journey back to Seville in the late evening.

Seville In One Day

8. Seville In One Day

Enjoy a day and visit Seville’s Real Alcázar, the emblematic Santa Cruz neighborhoodm and the Seville’s Cathedral. See other important highlights of the city such as Spanish Square, Torre del Oro, and many more. The Alcázar of Seville is one of the oldest palaces in use worldwide. This palace has gone through different stages in time, from the late eleventh century to today. Its walls have seen the influence of different cultures that have passed through Seville. Discover this faithful witness to the history of Seville, marked by the diversity of cultures and legacies that have lived in the city. Walking through its extended sidewalks orange and myrtle transports you to another time and another era. Next, discover the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Easliy the most crowded and most popular, walk it typical narrow streets, stately homes, sparkling fountain, and all the charm and legends that surround it. The historic Seville Cathedral is the Christian Gothic cathedral with the largest area in the world. The UNESCO declared in 1987 by the Real Alcázar and Archivo de Indias, Heritage humanity. According to tradition, the construction began in 1401, although there is no documentary evidence to the start of work until 1433. The building was carried out on the site was after the demolition of the old Aljama Mosque of Seville, of which the minaret (the Giralda) are retained and the Patio de los Naranjos. Truly get to know Seville by exploring the city even deeper. In Spanish square, discover a famous icon of the city and take in the place the locals and tourists alike mingle. Next, stop and admire the Torre del Oro, a 36-meter tower located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River. After admiring the river, discover the Bullring, often called the Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Seville, home of the bullfights. Then, find yourself in one of the busiest squares in the city, Salvador Square. Look closely at the second-largest temple in Seville, the church of El Salvador. Peruse old shops on Sierpes Street, ponder over the Metropol Parasol, before finally reaching the Real Alcazar de Sevilla. As one of the oldest palaces still in use worldwide, it has gone through many stages in time.

Seville: Alcázar Fast Track Access and Guided Tour

9. 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.

From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

10. From Seville: Cordoba 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.

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What people are saying about Seville

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 4,017 reviews

Grandiose, the cathedral is magnificent! Then the climb to the giralda which offers us an exceptional view of Seville, as well as the sound of its large bells and at the very top, watches over the giraldillo, a huge weather vane in the shape of a triumphant angel. Despite its height, the climb is relatively easy because there are no stairs but a ramp divided into 35 sections. No waiting to enter my cathedral, barely 5 minutes and the giralda immediately after our visit to the cathedral. Highly recommend.....a must do when in the area!

Moses was an amazing guide for our family, and managed to spark interest among our teen girls at history! We all enjoyed and participated in this highly interactive and informative tour! Highly recommend. Thank you Moses for your amazing work!

Our guide Pablo was incredible! So much knowledge! He really made the history of the cathedral come to life and made us appreciate the place much more than we would have on our own. He was also very funny and entertaining.

How lucky was I to get a private tour today. Knowledgeable, intelligent and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour, just the right amount of time and great value for money

Place to visit absolutely. Very rich, allow time and a book of explanations of the works.