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General Archive of the Indies: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: Daily Bike Tour

1. Seville: Daily Bike Tour

Take a tour of Sevilla on bike and visit both the city hot spots and the under-the-radar highlights on a 3-hour guided trip. A bicycle tour allows you to cover a greater distance in the city with less effort than walking, making it ideal to discover the city. On your trip, you will see such sites as Alcázar Palace, the Triana and Arenal districts, Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, and more. Some of these places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Additionally, discovering Sevilla in this fun and dynamic manner will not only expose you to the sites that have given it its reputation, but will also provide you with a fabulous sense of orientation in the city and give you valuable information about how to proceed. Learn about where you should eat and what you should see during your stay, as your guide points out the best restaurants, theaters, bars, and more.

Seville: Electric Scooter City Tour

2. Seville: Electric Scooter City Tour

Bike tours are fine but an electric scooter tour is unique. You will explore the most important and beautiful parts of Seville, as the little squares that only the locals can find. Meanwhile, you will learn about the building's importance and history. The first stop will be the most popular bridge in the city, Puente de Triana, on the way to Maria Park where Plaza de España is located, we will see Palacio de San Telmo. After a ride at Plaza España, head to the city center. Find the most historical buildings in the city, such as the Real Alcazar, Cathedral, Archives of Indies, and the Royal Tobacco Factory. Before finishing and next to the river, we will see the Tower of Gold.

Seville: City Highlights Bike Tour

3. Seville: City Highlights Bike Tour

Uncover the legendary history, wonderful monuments, and unique hidden corners of Seville on a biking tour around the main districts of the city. Cycle along a scenic route at a leisurely pace, allowing you to take in the incredible views and insightful information given by your guide. Cross over the Puente de Isabel II to discover the charming neighborhood of Triana. Gaze at Santa Ana Church, the Torre del Oro, and Palacio de San Telmo, before moving on to the awe-striking Real Alcazar. Pass by the historic General Archive of the Indies and the Cathedral. Head over to Plaza del Cabildo and the Tobacco Factory, finally reaching the tranquil Parque de Maria Luisa to find the stunning Plaza de España. Ride back to the starting point and receive recommendations on how to continue your adventure in this magical city.

Seville: City Landmarks Smartphone Audio Guide

4. Seville: City Landmarks Smartphone Audio Guide

This short but loaded with content walk will take you to the main landmarks that make Seville the monumental city it is. Discover three different Unesco Heritage monuments, the Cathedral, Alcazar and Archive of Indies, and enjoy fascinating commentary about the history of Sevilla’s most iconic buildings. Highlights included in the route: Avenida de la Constitución Archivo de Indias Seville Cathedral Puerta del Perdón Giralda Alcázar de Sevilla …and many more!

Seville: 2-Hour Electric Kickscooter tour

5. Seville: 2-Hour Electric Kickscooter tour

Navigating the city onboard a kickscooter or bicycle is the fastest and most eco-friendly way to see and learn about all the historical monuments and hidden wonders of Seville. Follow a guide on a tour of the city's highlights, getting up-close views of the most beautiful and iconic locations. Take your pick from a wide fleet of vehicles including pedal bikes, electric bikes, and electric kickscooters. From the center of town, the tour heads to the Archivo de Indias followed by the Cathedral of Seville, which dates back to 1401 and is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Continue to Plaza del Triunfo — full of history and always bursting with culture. Breeze through the Gardens of Murillo to the Alcazar, a walled complex built in different historical stages, started in the Middle Ages. Take in the incredible scenes at the Plaza de España, which has ramps for bikes and scooters and is the perfect opportunity for photographs. Wander the gardens of Maria Luisa, and then head down to the river Guadalquivir for a fresh breeze to end the tour. The nimble scooters and bikes can get you up close to hidden gems that wouldn't be accessible by car or bus, and a professional guide speaking your language will share stories and experiences about the magical city of Seville.

Seville: Royal Alcazar & Highlights of Seville Walking Tour

6. Seville: Royal Alcazar & Highlights of Seville Walking Tour

With a vast history spreading over three millennia, Seville is one of Spain’s most unique and magical cities. On this Seville tour, you will discover the highlights of the city with the company of an expert guide to learn about the outstanding blend of Muslim, Jewish and Christian influences that shape its unique monuments. This Seville tour starts at the picturesque Plaza de España, one of the city’s icons. After seeing this colossal square, we will enter the labyrinth streets of the Santa Cruz quarter before heading towards plaza del Triunfo, where the famous Giralda stands out as a golden spike at the heart of the city. After learning about the history and architecture of Seville’s Cathedral and the Archive of Indias, you will get a fast-track ticket to explore the Alcázar of Seville. You will have unlimited time to wander the Arabesque palaces and gardens to enjoy the visit at your own pace.

Seville: Private Guided City Walking Tour

7. Seville: Private Guided City Walking Tour

Discover the history and culture of Seville on a 2-hour private guided walking tour. Explore Seville’s Islamic influence, the Santa Cruz neighborhood, and the oldest Spanish palace, a filming location for the popular television show, Game of Thrones. Meet your guide at the Plaza Nueva, next to "Monument of San Fernando", where the Seville Cathedral, the Royal Alcázar of Seville, and the Archive of the Indies are located. See the outside of Spain's largest cathedral and the second largest in the world, after the Vatican. Learn about the historic figures that are buried inside. Spot the Giralda Tower, one of the symbols of Seville. Learn all about how the Islamic culture influenced the city and the Alcázar, or palace, which is also the oldest Spanish palace still in use. Make your way to the Plaza España and learn about the films that were filmed there. Continue to the Santa Cruz neighborhood, which was once the old Jewish Quarter and the oldest in the city. Learn about the Guadalquivir River, which turned Seville into the commercial capital of Europe. Because the tour is private, the itinerary and pace can be adapted to your needs.

Majestic Seville Half-Day Guided Tour

8. Majestic Seville Half-Day Guided Tour

Explore the majesty of Seville with a local guide, and see the highlights of the Andalusian city as you walk down streets fragrant with the scent of orange trees. Following a pick-up from your hotel (on request), transfer to Seville Cathedral. Admire the façade of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral (and the 3rd-largest church in the world), before going inside to be dazzled by sacred treasures. Registered in 1987 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral was built as a demonstration of the city’s wealth, and is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Next, go inside the neighboring Alcázar palace complex, home to the General Archive of the Indies. Originally built by the Moors as a fort, the Alcázar subsequently became a royal palace, and is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as their official residence in Seville today. See multiple treasures inside the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, along with exquisite architecture, such as the Courtyard of the Maidens. Marvel at ornate mosaics, and much more.

Clue game. Self-guided tourist route through Seville

9. Clue game. Self-guided tourist route through Seville

Decipher the recipe brought by Hernando de Bustamante on the return expedition of Captain Fernando de Magallanes in 1522 to obtain the Elixir of Eternal Youth. Find the ingredients hidden in the main monuments of Seville. Walk at your own pace. You only will need a smartphone and internet connection. Also headphones are be recommended. Estimated duration: 1.5-2 hours Route: -Torre del Oro -Iglesia del Hospital de la Caridad -Arco del Postigo -Archivo de Indias -Plaza del Triunfo -Puerta de los Leones (Alcázar) -La Leyenda de Susona -Iglesia del Salvador -Plaza del Triunfo -Puerta del Perdón (Cathedral)

Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

10. Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Wander through the wondrous city of Seville , the frying pan of Europe. Seville is a city packed with exciting landmarks that are a fascinating mix of cultures and styles. Admire the magnificent Sevllle cathedral and its bell tower which offers a spectacular view of the city, and be entranced by the stunning Royal Palace of Alcazar, one of Europe’s most beloved tourist destinations, and the place where Christopher Columbus came to tell tales of his voyages to the New World to Spanish royalty. View some of the documents of the Archivo de Indias, a monumental collection of papers relating to the conquest of America, a landmark event in human history. Visit the world's most famous bullfighting ring and also see the Hospital los Venerables, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, the Hospital de la Caridad, Torre del Oro and the Teatro de la Maestranza. Your tour. Your way.

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based on 610 reviews

Tour started on time. Small group & easy to cycle with. Good informative guide. Nice comfortable bikes with bells. Would recommend.

Malik was knowledgeable and a friendly guide. Really enjoyed tootling around Seville. So easy on the bike lanes too

Visit made by Alejandro very interesting and very friendly guide! We strongly advise!

A great way to explore the city and learn about the history in the process!

Great fun. Scooters were bashed up a bit. Rigo was a great host.