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Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

1. 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 Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

2. 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, and Royal Alcázar Guided Tour

3. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda, and Royal Alcázar 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 Cathedral's interior 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: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

4. Seville: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

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 & Giralda Tower Tour

5. Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral & Giralda Tower Tour

Do you have little time and want to discover everything in one day? Why choose one thing when you can have two? Select our combo and save money by visiting the Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar: two essential places to experience in Seville, both declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987. Discover Seville, one of the most famous cities in the world and known for its incomparable beauty and its great historical events, both political and economic. You can also enjoy a view of the monuments from places like Plaza del Triunfo and Plaza Virgen de los Reyes. We will meet 20 min in advance at our meeting point where we will introduce you to your official guide, we will give you the headsets (if needed) and we will start our way to the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Once inside, let yourself be fascinated by the imposing history of our cathedral. After the cathedral tour and Giralda tower we will visit the wonderful palaces of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

6. 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: Alcázar and Cathedral Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

7. Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Explore the soul of Seville through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's Islamic past, Christian roots and Jewish legacy at the Alcázar, and see the city's majestic cathedral. Start with a visit to the Alcázar. Home to 3 palaces, royal chambers, centenary gardens and chapels, the Alcázar has been the site of many dynasties. Explore this site with your guide, taking advantage of a personal audio system to enhance your visit. Travel through different periods of history and follow in the footsteps of the ancients. Discover for yourself why the monument was chosen for its beauty as the location for TV serials like "Game of Thrones."  Walk to Seville Cathedral to see the world's third-largest cathedral and largest Gothic church in the world. Built on the remains of a mosque, the vast monument reveals 900 years of history. At the end of the tour say goodbye to your guide, then climb by foot to the top of Giralda Tower to admire spectacular views across the city.

Seville: Cathedral Guided Tour with Priority Access

8. 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: Guided Tour with Cathedral & Giralda Entrance

9. 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.

Seville: Guided Tour of Cathedral of Seville & Giralda Tower

10. Seville: Guided Tour of Cathedral of Seville & Giralda Tower

We will meet 15/20 min in advance in our meeting point where we will introduce you to your official guide, we will give you the headsets (if needed) and we will start our way to the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Once inside, let yourself be fascinated by the imposing history of our cathedral. We will visit the Patio de los Naranjos, an old courtyard of ablutions of the greater mosque of Seville, we will continue through its 23,500 square meters of area, observe the magic of its 80 stained glass windows and 45 chapels full of artworks by the great masters. Once the guided tour of the Cathedral of Seville is over, the bravest can climb the 34 ramps of la Giralda to contemplate one of the best views of the city.

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We struggled to find the meeting point but that was because we were late and disorganised and it was our fault! The guide was excellent - so friendly, funny and knowledgeable - and the cathedral, tower and palace were absolutely stunning.

We had a wonderful time during the tour, our guide was knowledgeable and funny, we learnt a lot about the monuments and the relevant history of the country and Seville

Overall great trip. Guide attentive to detail and genuinely aware of the history and more. Very helpful

Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience very interesting and entertaining.

Great guide , tour. The Seville Cathedral and Alchazar are breathtaking