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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: Royal Alcázares Skip-the-Line Entry with Audio Tour

6. 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

7. 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.

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

8. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

From Seville: Alhambra Palace and Albaycin Tour

9. From Seville: Alhambra Palace and Albaycin Tour

Follow the route taken by the writer Washington Irving and see the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, as well as the city of Granada. Your guide will transport you into the magical world of the Arabian Nights as you explore beyond Moorish architecture to learn about the palace's history. Transform your visit into an extraordinary and rich experience. With a guided tour of Alhambra, have one of the official tourist guides at your disposal, an expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage. Your guide will lead you through every part that forms the “red fortress” and will also answer any queries that you may have about this spectacular monument.

From Seville: Granada and Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Ticket

10. From Seville: Granada and Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Ticket

Depart Seville and travel to the historic city of Granada. Upon arrival at the palatial complex of the legendary Alhambra complex, enter the former citadel of the Nasrid Dynasty and learn more about Spain during the reign of the Moors. Access amazing areas of the complex, including the beautiful courtyard of the Patio de Los Leones. Admire the architectural details of the Nasrid palace, such as the stucco ceilings and impressive tiles. Stroll around the water features in the gardens, including the pools of the 14th-century Palacio de Generalife. Then, explore the city center of Granada and venture down the narrow streets of the medieval Moorish Albaicin quarter before the return trip to Seville. 

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What people are saying about Seville

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4.5 / 5

based on 4,095 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.

Our tour guide, Lorena, was very friendly and knowledgeable on our tour of the Cathedral, Real Alcazar, and Giralda Tower. Easy instructions were given for the meeting place as well. Would recommend this tour to everyone!

Really interesting and given by a Seville local. The palace and cathedral were beautiful and the guide made it very interesting, leaving us enough time to look at various parts without it being too long. Very enjoyable!

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

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