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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.

Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

2. 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

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 Guided Tour with Priority Access

6. Seville: Cathedral Guided Tour with Priority Access

Seville Cathedral, built in the 15th century on the site of a 12th-century mosque, is one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. On this 1-hour guided tour you’ll marvel at its spectacular golden altarpiece and the vast collection of art. The crowning piece of the Seville Cathedral complex is the famous Giralda Bell Tower. The tower, reaching a height of 322 feet, was built as a minaret at the end of the 12th century. Learn about the origins of the complex as an Arabic mosque, and see further evidence in the ablutions courtyard. Explore the collection of important works of arts representing several centuries, decorating the Cathedral’s 44 chapels and the middle of the central nave. At the end of the tour, say goodbye to your guide then climb to the top of Giralda Tower to soak up magnificent city views.

Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

7. 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

8. 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: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

9. 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.

Full-Day Tour of Seville from Costa del Sol

10. Full-Day Tour of Seville from Costa del Sol

The dusty streets of Andalusia are filled with culture, history, and the smell of Southern Spain. Today, you can discover the wonder and mystery of Seville on a full day tour bringing you into the heart of this panoramic city. Meet your guide and take a chance to stop by Paseo de Colón, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza Theater and Torre del Oro, panoramic River Guadalquivir, Plaza de América, Avenida de las Palmeras, and Maria Luisa Park. Next, be guided right into the heart of the historic center, where you first visit Plaza Espana to take some photos. Explore afterward the Murillo Gardens, and wander through the Old town and Jewish Quarter. At last, find yourself at the Cathedral of Seville. This is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and you will be amazed by its ornamentation and grandeur. Begun in 1401, it wasn't completed until 1506! Next, it's time to visit the Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets that stand in these parts. Mixed with all this history, the Jewish Quarter of Santra Cruz also sits nearby, and you'll enjoy the narrow streets and quaint courtyards. Stop to smell the flowers here (literally), which blossom seemingly out of every corner and windowsill you pass. Before heading back, take some time to dine on your own and enjoy the atmosphere. .

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What people are saying about Giralda

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4.4 / 5

based on 5,641 reviews

Time flew by. Nice tour, great guide, happy to answer all questions, full of information and stories. Could hear everything clearly with the personal hearing-aid he gave us and did not limit our wandering and picture taking

Lita was a brilliant guide to these wonderful buildings - very helpful and informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Well informed guide. Tour was at just the right pace. Lots to see especially in palace where the decoration was amazing.

It was really smooth, we were there on time and went in without any delays.

A fantastic walk lead by a fabulous, knowledgeable and humorous guide. .