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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.

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Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

2. Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The first stop is in the historic Paseo de Colon area, but you can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Travel back to the days of the Moors at the Torre del Oro, built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir during the Almohad Dynasty. Marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, experience the passion of flamenco at an historic sala, and wander among palm trees in the Alcázar Gardens. A multilingual audio guide in 15 languages is provided on board, with special commentary for kids. You'll get many perks and discounts with your ticket, including 2 free walking tours. Stops: 1. Paseo de Colon 2. Plaza de España 3. Acuario de Sevilla 4. Plaza de América 5. Plaza de Cuba 6. San Jacinto/Triana 7. Calle Castilla/Triana 8. Exposicion Universal Expo 92 9. Isla Mágica Theme Park 10. Macarena (currently out of service) 11. Torre de los Perdigones (currently out of service) 12. Alameda de Hércules 13. Plaza del Duque 14. Plaza de Armas (currently out of service)

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Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

3. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

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.

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Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

4. Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda 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 3 hours touring the Royal Alcázar and other highlights. Visit the interior of the Cathedral 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.

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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. 

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Seville: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

6. Seville: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

Experience paddling at night, exploring Sevilla illuminated from the water. Nighttime is the best time to feel the energy of the water under your feet, and allows you to enjoy the city's many lights. You will meet just before dark to enjoy the colors of the sunset over the river. From there you will paddle into the night, adventuring through the center of the city and checking out the beautiful sights. You will paddle through the Guadalquivir River, passing by the most important monuments of Sevilla including Torre de Sevilla, Puente de Triana, Torre del oro, as your guide fills you in on some historic secrets of the city. You will paddle round-trip from San Telmo Bridge to Cachorro Bridge, traveling the same route but on the other side of the river for your return journey.

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Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Skip-the-Line Tour

7. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Skip-the-Line Tour

Make the most of your visit to Seville with a 3-hour guided walking tour of the city that takes in the most important landmarks and monuments of the city. Accompanied by your guide, head from Plaza Nueva towards the Cathedral of Seville. On the way, you'll pass by the impressive statue of Fernando III. From the square, you'll have a fantastic view over the imposing Renaissance-style City Hall of Seville. Continue the tour towards Constitution Avenue to visit the Cathedral. Once inside, marvel at the gothic architecture of the UNESCO-listed cathedral along with its altars, chapels, and artworks. Then climb on top of the 104-meter tall building from where you'll enjoy panoramic views over Seville. Only a short walking distance away, you'll find two other UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Royal Alcazars of Seville and the Archive of the Indians. Here, your guide will tell you about the history behind the two illustrious monuments. Marvel at the grandeur of the Royal Alcazars of Seville that has been the residence of the Spanish royal family for a long time. The palace is also the filming location of the Palace of the Kingdom of Dorne from Game of Thrones. Finally, follow your guide and stroll along the streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter of Seville. Upgrade your tour to include a walk through one of the oldest and most beautiful districts of Seville, the old Jewish quarter. Discover the Patio de Banderas, the Jardines de Murillo and the squares of Doña Elvira and Plaza de Santa Cruz.

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2-Hour Seville Panoramic Walking Tour

8. 2-Hour Seville Panoramic Walking Tour

If you have only a day or two in Sevilla and would like to have an idea of Seville without scarifying much your time this tour will give you a good idea through its most emblematic monuments. Walking through the allies of the old town and marveling at its beautiful sights it’s the best way to discover Seville. You will learn about all the ancient cultures that passed by, from the Romans to the Arabs. You will learn how America was discovered and why this world capital declined. You will visit Plaza Nueva, the City Hall, the Catedral and the Giralda, the  Indias Archives, the Alcázares palace, charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz, the old Tabaco factory, Plaza de España, Maria Luisa parque, San Telmo Palace, the Gold Tower and the Bull Ring. You will end at the river Guadalquivir to just discover that the only reason for the rise of Seville was its river.

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Seville: Royal Alcazar & Cathedral Private Tour

9. Seville: Royal Alcazar & Cathedral Private Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line privileges at Seville’s most iconic monuments on a 2.5-hour private guided tour of the Royal Alcazar, and Seville Cathedral and Giralda. An expert guide will provide you with historical information about each site, and tell legends of the buildings. Enter the Royal Alcazar to discover the oldest active palace in Seville, still used as an official residence by the Spanish royal family. Marvel at the outstanding mix of architectural styles, from Mudejar to the Gothic. Explore hidden courtyards and lavish tropical gardens. Continue to Seville Cathedral and stand in awe at the sheer scale and size of the building. The cathedral’s transition from mosque to church make it a truly unique sight. Built on the site of a 12th-century mosque, the cathedral features many decorative details and no fewer than 80 chapels. You can climb the Giralda for panoramic views of Seville from the top of the medieval tower.

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Spanish Cooking Class in Seville

10. Spanish Cooking Class in Seville

Book a 3.5-hour cooking class experience in Seville for small groups where you will learn how to prepare two Spanish dishes. As you enter the venue you will be welcomed with a drink and your guides will explain which dishes you will be preparing and the recipe that would need to be followed in the language you have chosen. You will have your own workplace and tools to prepare your dishes and you will follow the authentic traditional recipes. Learn tips from your local guide as you elaborate each exquisite dish and discover the gastronomic secrets of the region. Once they are ready, you will head to the terrace where you will sit at a table and enjoy your cooked meal with breathtaking views of the Giralda tower and incredible views of the city. You will pair them with wine, bread and picos and will end your gastronomic experience with a dessert and coffee.

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What people are saying about Giralda

Guide was extremely frie dly and knowledgeable. had an excellent time with a small group tour and could freely ask any question that popped to mind.

Best Buy on GetYourGuide as the cathedral entrance ticket queues are very long, so saved a lot of time and helped plan my itinerary ahead of time.

Tour leader very well prepared and dedicated. We really learned about Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Giralda tower.

Easy to find the guide and he was helpful with the group (meeting time, answering questions, explanation).

Easy. Skip the ticket line and go straight to the entrance with your online ticket. No questions asked