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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: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

2. 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 Alcázar Entry Ticket

3. Seville: Royal Alcázar Entry Ticket

Get a ticket to the Royal Alcázar of Seville, and marvel at this stunning medieval Islamic palace. Walk around and admire the stunning architecture and the beautiful gardens. Originally developed as a fort for the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913, the Royal Alcázar of Seville is an amazing fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and it has been renovated numerous times over the 11 centuries since its creation. Learn about how the Christian king Fernando III moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248 and how several monarchs used the palace as their main residence. Also, discover the Alcázar's role as a filming location for the Game of Thrones TV series.

Seville: Royal Alcázares Skip-the-Line Entry with Audio Tour

4. Seville: Royal Alcázares Skip-the-Line Entry with Audio Tour

Explore the Royal Alcázares at your own pace with an entrance ticket and a self-guided audio tour. Waltz past the ticket lines with skip-the-line entrance, and listen to informative commentary as you discover its historic sights. Receive your ticket by email, download the app, and get ready to uncover the secrets of Seville's quintessential attraction. Avoid the long lines and head straight into this combination of historic buildings and peaceful gardens. Put on your headphones to learn all about the impressive Lion’s Gate, and the Patio de las Doncellas. Marvel at the Hall of Ambassadors, the center of power in the Royal Alcázares, while listening to stories and anecdotes from the site's history that result from in-depth research. See attractions like the Hall of Justice, the House of Trade, and the Hall of the Feast as you explore at your own pace. Hit pause or rewind as you like, as you benefit from the flexibility to use your audio tour repeatedly and at anytime before or after your visit.

Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

5. Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

Explore Seville’s Alcázar on a guided tour of one of the oldest functioning palaces in Europe. See why this palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, how it blends different architectural types, and why it became the setting for Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for.  Meet your guide in the Plaza del Triunfo, which offers great views of the Giralda. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace you will begin the tour at the Patio del León, the site of the original Moorish palace. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were blended after the Reconquista to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Visit examples of newer post-Reconquista architecture, such as the Casa de la Contratación and chapel, before heading to the Palacio del Don Rey Pedro, a perfect example of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón as featured in Game of Thrones. Both incorporate intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. After this, take a look around the Gothic Palace with its royal tapestries and ornate tiling. Stroll around orange-tree-filled gardens at your own leisure after the tour. After your guide drops you in the gardens, take in the peacocks that live there, the smell of orange blossom, and the numerous tranquil water features. Try the labyrinth maze and enjoy the quietness of the gardens that are unbelievably located in the middle of the city.

Seville: Alcázar Skip-the-Line Tickets and Guided Tour

6. Seville: Alcázar Skip-the-Line Tickets and Guided Tour

Visit the jewel of Seville and the oldest royal residence in use in Europe on a guided tour with skip-the-line access. Step into the UNESCO-listed Alcázar and discover the diverse cultures that make up the city’s history. Explore the Alcázar, which saw Roman, Visigoth, and Arab Seville flourish. Admire the beautiful gardens that cover 7 hectares and feature botanic species from around the world. Learn about the fascinating history of the site, and its various uses throughout the centuries. At the end of the tour, enjoy free time to explore the gardens or palaces.

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: Alcazar Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Tickets

8. Seville: Alcazar Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Tickets

Discover one of Spain’s most extraordinary buildings on a guided tour of the Alcazar in Seville. Meet your guide on the Plaza del Triunfo to skip the long lines to the building, started by the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913. Learn the history of the Alcazar, and how it expanded over its 11 centuries of existence. Enter the ornate complex to see the exquisite additions of the Almohads when they turned into a fortress in the 12th century. Travel through time as you hear tales of the Christian Fernando III, who moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248. See architectural evidence of the Moorish Muslim rulers, government officials, court servants, and royal guard. Marvel at one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture on the Iberian Peninsula. Experience the palace and gardens with all your senses, from the sound of the fountains to the fragrance of flowers to the intricate Mudéjar plaster work and beams in the Patio del León.

Seville: Cathedral and Royal Alcázares Ticket and Audio Tour

9. Seville: Cathedral and Royal Alcázares Ticket and Audio Tour

Experience Seville at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket for two of the top attractions of the city, the Seville Cathedral, and the Royal Alcázares of Seville. Download an audio tour for both attractions and for a a fascinating self-guided city walking tour for your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email and, prior to your visit, download the app and the audio tours to your phone. Travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Seville, one of the best known cities in Spain. Put on your headphones and discover the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcázares of Seville through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. Discover the elegance and beauty of the 16th-century, UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Seville Cathedral. Soak up the stunning gardens and architecture of the Royal Alcázares where filming was done for the popular "Game of Thrones" series. Have the chance to explore Seville with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. Play the audio tours repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Seville, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Fascinating Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Fascinating Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the landmarks of Seville on a full-day sightseeing tour, traveling by air-conditioned minibus, boat, and on foot. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel by luxury minibus to the Santa Cruz area, the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city. Stroll down a labyrinth of narrow streets to Plaza de los Venerables, site of the baroque Hospital of the Venerable Priests. Continue to the Royal Alcazar to see one of the finest examples of Mudéjar architecture still standing. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral-Giralda of Seville, taking in views of the façade of the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Admire monuments, such as the University of Seville, and the Royal Tobacco Factory. Go to the 17th-century Palace of San Telmo. See the dodecagonal Torre del Oro on the banks of the river, and the Isabel II Bridge across the Guadalquivir. Continue to the Macarena Basilica, before admiring the colorful tiles of Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition. Enjoy some free time for lunch, before visiting the historic Bullring, and the Taurine Museum of the Real Maestranza. Next, explore the traditional sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood of Triana, before ending your tour with a boat trip down the Guadalquivir River.

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What people are saying about Patio de Doncellas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,912 reviews

Really interesting and given by a Seville local. The palace and cathedral were beautiful and the guide made it very interesting, leaving us enough time to look at various parts without it being too long. Very enjoyable!

Guillarmo was an amazing guide- great pace and very informative. Definitely glad we got this 4-hour tour. It would have felt far too rushed others.

Miguel was excellent, engaging, completely knowledgeable, untiring and charming!

Excellent service - they pick up the phone and you can talk to a human operator

Very good experience. Tour guide was good, head phones included. Recommended.