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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: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

3. 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: Small Group Seville Cathedral & Alcazar Guided Tour

4. 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: 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: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

7. Seville: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

Cathedral of Seville is the biggest gothic temple in the world. The construction of this monument was dated back to the 15th century. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Learn about the origin of the Cathedral that was built over the Mezquita Aljama in the city, the bell tower Giralda over the minaret of the mosque, and the courtyard of orange trees over the ablutions courtyard. Giralda is the bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville and reaches a height of 104 meters, where you will find one of the best views in the city. The tour continues to the Alcazar, one of the most important royal palaces still in use in Europe. This fortified palace was built during different historical times, Islamic motifs, Baroque, Renaissance, and others. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. This royal palace is still the official residence for the Royal Spanish family when they visit the city. To determine its origin one must go back to the middle ages, from this period the Alcazar was incorporating different styles from the Islamic and Christian reminiscences.

Seville: Royal Alcazar & Cathedral Private Tour

8. 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.

From Costa del Sol: Seville and Royal Alcázar Palace

9. From Costa del Sol: Seville and Royal Alcázar Palace

Experience the beautiful city of Seville on this insightful day trip with a professional guide. Hear about the Moorish legacy and its architecture and learn about the city's orange season. See the ornate Royal Palace of the Alcázar, Europe’s oldest palace in use, dating back to the 11th century. Visit Seville Cathedral and its Giralda bell tower, both declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Admire the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Patio de los Naranjos. Have the opportunity to admire the Giralda, the old minaret of the mosque. Continue your tour through the narrow streets and small squares of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the historic Jewish quarter of Seville. Enjoy some time for lunch or shopping. Finally, finish your tour at the Torre de Oro next to the beautiful Guadalquivir river before heading back to the Costa del Sol.

From Cadiz: Private Seville Day Trip, Cathedral & Alcazar

10. From Cadiz: Private Seville Day Trip, Cathedral & Alcazar

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Cadiz, and relax as you travel to Seville. Marvel at the Moorish site of Real Alcazar, the most ancient royal palace still in use in Europe that was founded one thousand years ago.  View the Cathedral Santa Cruz before walking through the charming narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter. Head to Seville Cathedral, which is one of the largest and richest cathedrals. Find the tomb of Christopher Columbus inside. Admire the Giralda Tower, an old minaret and symbol of Seville. Climb the tower, if you would like. Take some free time to explore Seville even further with some free time.

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4.2 / 5

based on 192 reviews

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