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Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

1. 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.

Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

2. 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 some time 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.

Seville: Small Group Seville Cathedral & Alcazar Guided Tour

3. Seville: Small Group Seville Cathedral & Alcazar Guided Tour

Discover the most incredible locations in Seville: The Seville Cathedral and the palace complex of Alcazar. Hear the fascinating history from your expert guide on this 3-hour guided tour through Spanish history. Explore Seville Cathedral, the third-largest cathedral in the world. Inside, admire precious objects and numerous works of art. See the tomb of Christopher Columbus and marvel at the main altar with scenes that narrate the New Testament. Continue to the Giralda, and climb the ramps of this incredible bell tower. After visiting the Cathedral, explore the Alcazar, the oldest royal residence still in use in Europe. Admire the blend of Islamic and Christian architecture, reflecting the history of the palace. See a variety of styles from high ceilings and Gothic vaults to a party room with magnificent Renaissance skirting. The last stop of the itinerary is the gardens. Here, enjoy a pleasant stroll through the gardens with views of the palace. Capture incredible photos before finishing your tour.

Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower: Guided Tour and Tickets

4. Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower: Guided Tour and Tickets

Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and Seville’s Giralda Tower on a 1 hour skip-the-line tour. Construction on the cathedral began in 1401 and was completed 150 years later, in the Renaissance style. 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. The Cathedral was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 for its historical, artistic and religious interest.

Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

5. 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, 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 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: Cathedral and Giralda Guided Tour

9. Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Guided Tour

The Cathedral of Seville is undoubtedly one of the emblematic monuments of the city. It is the largest gothic cathedral in the world and the third largest temple in all of Christendom. Learn from your local guide and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Royal Chapel, the Choir, the Main Altarpiece and the tomb of Christopher Columbus, in addition to enjoying other works of art that this monument houses. Finally, walk around the Patio de los Naranjos. Relax and contemplate its fountain and orange trees. Then marvel at the bell tower known as the Giralda. It is the former minaret of the mosque that stood on the site under Muslim rule. Go up to the city's most well-known symbol and enjoy impressive views of Seville.

Seville: Guided Tour with Cathedral & Giralda Entrance

10. Seville: Guided Tour with Cathedral & Giralda Entrance

Explore the rich history of Seville by visiting its most important sites. First, visit the cathedral. Learn all about the rich and cross cultural history of this sacred place with your guide.  From 9 people, guided tours are done with audioguides that are included in the price so that you don't miss a single detail.

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Unfrotunately the Cathedral was closed due to a religious event so that part of the tour, whch included the Giralda Tower was cancelled. Disappointing but the tour of the Alcazar alone was fascinating and well worth the entrance price. Our guide, Miguel, was very enthusiastic and articulate and we learned a lot about this fascinating building and its history. I loved the fact that while it is still an official residence of the current king, since it has no TV or wifi, he prefers to stay in the 5 star hotel next door! Highly recommended.

The tour guide was brilliant (Laurina), her English was perfect and she has a great sense of humour. Her knowledge was thorough and interesting. The Alcazar is beautiful and it’s history is incredible, the cathedral is mind blowing, the number of alters is incredible. Just be aware though there are 32 ramps to the top of the tower!

Our guide was Miguel. He was very knowledgeable and the tour information was very interesting. The Alcazar is a particularly beautiful site and Miguel was very helpful both in his explanations and in answering questions. I highly recommend this tour and Miguel.

Our tour guide was first class. Unfortunately, they were closing art of the Cathedral for some type of service so it was cut a bit short.

Excellent beautiful places, our guide was knowledgeable and made the trip fub