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  • Address: Plaza del Triunfo, Seville 41004, Spain
  • Hours: Open daily October-March 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (until 7 p.m. April-September). Closed on January 1 and 6, Holy Friday and Christmas
  • Admission: €9.50

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Alcázar of Seville

Sights across the entire Spanish south have been shaped by centuries of Moorish and Catholic influence, and in few places is this more evident and captivating than at the Alcázar of Seville. This palaceor a version of it, anywaystarted to take shape as a fort in the 10th century under Muslim rule. Over time, many updates and additions were made (think palace halls, courtyards and gardens), especially by the Catholic monarchs, who still use it to this day, thus making it one of the oldest royal palaces of its kind in Europe.

The Alcázar’s sprawling complex is made up of several features; the most picturesque is arguably the Patio de las Doncellas, with its tranquil ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace is especially noted. The courtyard patio will transport you to another timeso much so, in fact, that the Game of Thrones creators have selected it (among other Seville sites) to be the scene of the Water Gardens, where the rulers of Dorne reside.

Not all of the Alcázar’s beauty is situated above ground, either: Below the Patio del Crucero are the Baños de Doña Maria de Padilla, the beautiful and almost eerie underground cisterns that collect rainwater from above. It's said that the tanks were named after a beauty so ruthlessly pursued by Pedro I (often called Pedro the Cruel), who ordered much of the Alcázar's construction, that she disfigured herself with burning oil and became a nun.

Other more pleasant attractions abound within the palace walls, from the golden dome ceiling in the Hall of Ambassadors to the palm tree- and fountain-punctuated gardens, which are host to evening concerts during the summertime.

Practical Info

The Royal Alcázar, located in the center of Seville, is open every day of the week and closed during just a few select holidays a year. General admission costs €9.50, while entry for students ages 17-25 is €2. It is free for children under 16 and Seville residents. The site is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in October through March and until 7 p.m. from April to September.

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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar, Seville, null
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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar

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This 1.15 hour small-group tour will offer you a glimpse into the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. Your local guide will offer you many stories and ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 69 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.41
Monumental Seville: Cathedral and Alcazar Guided Tour, Seville, City Tours
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Monumental Seville: Cathedral and Alcazar Guided Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 28 Reviews

Make the best of your stay while in Seville and join the Monumental Seville: Cathedral and Alcazar Guided Tour and learn more about the history and fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.56
Seville and Osuna Guided Game of Thrones Tour, Seville, City Tours
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Seville and Osuna Guided Game of Thrones Tour

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Come to Dorne and Meereen and explore the Water Gardens and the Daznak´s fighting pit! You will have access to a lot of information about the shooting of the ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.48
Alcazar, Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter and Synagogue: Guided Day Tour from Seville, Seville, ... 
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Alcazar, Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter and Synagogue: Guided Day Tour from Seville

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Join this guided day tour and visit unique locations in Cordoba such as the Alcazar of the Catholic Kings, Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter and Synagogue. ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.68
Islamic Seville Guided Tour, Seville, Day Trips
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Islamic Seville Guided Tour

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Enjoy a half-day guided tour to Barrio Santa Cruz, one of the most charming neighborhoods in Seville and witness the amazing complex of palaces of the Real ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.20
Seville in One Day, Seville, Half-day Tours
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Seville in One Day

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Discover Seville in one day on this guided tour with a local guide. You will visit the most charming places of Seville and learn the legends of its ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Private 1.5-Hour Tour of the Alcazar of Seville, Seville, City Tours
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Private 1.5-Hour Tour of the Alcazar of Seville

Explore the fascinating and beautiful palace complex of the Alcázar and discover all the history of the hidden city among its walls and gardens on this ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.47
Viator Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour in Seville with Optional Trip to Osuna, Seville, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour in Seville with Optional Trip to Osuna

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Go behind the scenes of the cult ‘Game of Thrones’ HBO TV series on this 2-hour walking tour in Seville — it’s a Viator Exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: Varies (depending on selected option)

From USD $50.20
Jerez Walking Tour with Alcazar and Cathedral Entrance, Seville, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Jerez Walking Tour with Alcazar and Cathedral Entrance

A monumental and historic tour where you can admire houses palaces and squares that will guide you to the two most representative monuments of our city: The ...  Read more

Location: Jerez, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.74
3.5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville, Seville, City Tours
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3.5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville

Enjoy this personalized walking tour of Seville's most important monuments and sights. Take this opportunity to get to know Sevilla and enjoy two of its most ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.05

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