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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) Tours

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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)
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 Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla). This UNESCO World Heritage Site’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 Basics
The Alcázar of Seville ranks among the most-visited complexes on the planet and is included on many sightseeing tours in Seville (including Game of Thrones–themed tours). Aside from general admission tickets, which should be booked in advance, visitors have a few other options for touring the complex. It’s possible to book admission to the Royal Residence (Cuarto Real Alto) as part of an additional tour that often sells out early—it’s a good idea to book a guided tour of the complex or your entrance tickets ahead of time. Those with limited time to spend in the city can opt for a guided tour with skip-the-line access.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Alcázar is a must-see for first-time visitors to Andalucía.
  • Remember to bring water and sunscreen, as some areas of the palace have very little shade.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, and dress in layers, as conditions within the palace can vary.
  • Give yourself two to three hours to explore the palace complex.

How to Get to Alcázar of Seville
The Alcázar of Seville is very centrally located near the Seville Cathedral. If you’re already in the city center, the easiest way to reach the palace is on foot. The Seville tram stops at the Archivo de Indias, located next to the palace.

When to Get There
As one of Seville’s most popular attractions, the Alcázar can get busy. Plan to visit first thing in the morning to explore and photograph the grounds on your own before most tour buses start to arrive. To enjoy the royal palace gardens at their most beautiful, plan your visit on a sunny day. The complex is closed on Christmas, Good Friday, and during the first six days in January.

Beneath the Alcázar
Not all of the Alcázar’s beauty is situated above ground—below the Patio del Crucero are the Banos de Dona 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.
Address: Plaza del Triunfo, Seville 41004, Spain
Hours: Open daily. Oct - Mar: 9:30am - 5pm, Apr - Sept: 9:30am - 7pm. Closed on Jan 1 & 6, Good Friday, and December 25.
Admission: €9.50
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Seville

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emcdon
, Feb 2020
Do not buy this. This is a scam. This is only your entrance ticket. It costs $30 and when you receive your ticket, it clearly states that it costs €12.50. This does not come with a tour. I added a tour with another company for €17. Their entire package, tour and ticket was €30. What a waste. I would not use this provider again. Especially at this time of year, you can literally walk up and be through security in less then 10 min.
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Gorgeous
Ashwini B
, Oct 2019
Interesting place to see and walk through. Great garden views too. Lot of points of interest for Game of Throne viewers
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Tour was great, communication could be better
Paradise82814
, Jun 2019
Tour by itself was fantastic. It would be better if tour operator would tell when exactly he would send the real tickets. The number to contact tour operator would lead you to the Viator call centre.

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Virtual Audiovisual Guide 360 Alcazar of Seville

Virtual Audiovisual Guide 360 Alcazar of Seville

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Discover the Alcazar of Seville on a virtual trip. You will be able to know the history of the Alcazar and each dependency, in an entertaining, fun way and based on the history of the monument. You can walk through all its dependencies, in the way you want, and with its 360º section as if you were in the same monument looking at every detail, The Virgin of the Ancient, the dolls of the capital, the throne room, the detail of the carving of the wooden doors, will be almost able to feel the smell of its flowers in the wonderful Gardens that served as the setting for the Game of Thrones series. . . A fantastic trip that you can have on your computer, or on your mobile devices (phones or tablets) to enjoy it whenever you want.
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  • 2 to 30 days
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Alcazar of Seville Skip the Line Admission Ticket

Alcazar of Seville Skip the Line Admission Ticket

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Streamline your visit to the Alcázar in Seville by booking your admission ticket in advance. This attraction is part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Site in Seville, and its popularity can lead to long ticket lines. This advance ticket option allows you to choose the time of your visit, and skip the long entrance lines.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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US$31.74
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Alcázar of Seville Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)

Alcázar of Seville Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)

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Visit the Alcazar of Seville (Real Alcazar) on a tour that shows off the top features of the royal palace, such as the Patio de las Doncellas. Learn about the various styles of architecture that the palace is known for, particularly Mudejar, and enjoy skip-the-line access with a guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.72
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Alcazar of Seville Small GroupTour

Alcazar of Seville Small GroupTour

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Make the most out of your visit to the Alcazar of Seville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this education cultural tour. With a guide in the lead, learn all about its history and architecture and ensure you don't miss a thing. Traveling with a small group ensures personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere while you explore the oldest European royal palace still in use.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.32
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Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral

Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral

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Enhance your experience of the Alcázar of Seville. Appreciate the mix of mudéjar, Renaissance, and 19th-century architecture as you pass through areas like the Patio of the Maidens, the Ambassador's Room, and the English gardens. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry and a guided tour of Seville Cathedral—one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world—and access to UNESCO-listed landmark La Giralda.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.00
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Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

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Enhance your experience of a treasured landmark during a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Alcázar of Seville. Purchase a skip-the-line entrance ticket and sail past the long lines with your priority-access pass. Alongside your guide, you’ll embark on a tour of expansive courtyards, Gothic chambers and the palace’s beautiful gardens. Learn about the fascinating history of the Alcázar of Seville and received personalized attention on this small-group tour.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)

Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)

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On this compact walking tour, experience some of Seville's historic highlights without wasting your whole day on a tour bus. Visit two of the city's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Royal Alcázar of Seville and the Cathedral of Seville, and explore them without waiting in line - entrance fees are covered by your tour costs. Learn about the city's rich history, from its royal heritage to the lives of its average citizens, from your small group's guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.27
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Alcazar of Seville Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Alcazar of Seville Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Unless you line up first thing in the morning, getting into the Alcázar of Seville can take hours. Bypass the long lines when you book this skip-the-line sightseeing tour in advance. After you breeze past the crowds, your guide shows you around the royal palace, sharing stories and fun facts along the way, then leaves you to linger in the gardens on your own.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.29
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Skip the line: Alcazar Guided Tour in Seville

Skip the line: Alcazar Guided Tour in Seville

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Don’t waste time waiting to enter the UNESCO-listed Alcazar of Seville, book a guided tour of the majestic monument that includes skip-the-line entry. After sailing past long lines, you’ll head straight inside the Alcazar of Seville and see opulent features like Lion Gate and Courtyard of the Dolls. Behold architectural evidence of decadent Moorish rulers and absorb the botanical beauty of the gardens, replete with distinctive water features and exotic plants, while listening to history-rich commentary from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.70
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City Sightseeing Seville Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Seville Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Seville’s highlights on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Use your 24-hour ticket to admire the landmarks aboard an open-top double-decker bus that includes audio commentary. Hop on and off as you wish at any of the 14 stops around the city, including the ornate Plaza de España and Tower of Gold. Your ticket also includes entry to several Seville museums and other attractions; and three walking tours from select stops, including a stroll around Seville Cathedral and the buzzing Macarena neighborhood.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.34
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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar and Cathedral Skip the Line

Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar and Cathedral Skip the Line

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Enhance your experience of Seville's UNESCO-listed landmarks on a tour of the Alcázar of Seville, Seville Cathedral, and Giralda Tower. Alongside your guide, delve into the opulent chambers of the Alcázar of Seville and gaze at the sky-splintering spires of Seville Cathedral—the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Ascend to the summit of the Giralda Tower to absorb panoramic vistas of the city before bidding your guide a fond farewell.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.24
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Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)

Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)

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Skip the long lines at Seville’s top two must-see monuments on a guided tour of the Royal Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral. Tickets can sell out during peak times, so guarantee your entrance to Europe's oldest royal palace and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Learn the fascinating history behind both places as a guide lead you to hidden treasures and highlights, including the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.88
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Full Tour with tickets in Alcazar of Seville (Priority Access)

Full Tour with tickets in Alcazar of Seville (Priority Access)

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The Alcazar of Seville is a Seville icon and UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning architecture and storied past. This guided tour of the fortified palace helps you get the most out of your visit: learn about its origin, motifs, and modern-day significance as you walk through the halls and gardens with a guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour

Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Seville on a private walking tour. Admire the impossibly intricate architecture of the Santa Maria Cathedral; ascend to the dizzying heights of the Giralda Bell Tower to enjoy spectacular views of the city; and explore the opulent chambers and gorgeous gardens of the Royal Alcazar Palace on a guided tour. Enjoy a stroll through the Santa Cruz quarter and upgrade to add a walk around Plaza de España. Entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$203.35
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Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour (Tickets included &Priority Access)

Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour (Tickets included &Priority Access)

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This fascinating tour will give you the opprtunity to visit the most important monuments in Seville: Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda on a 3.5 hours tour. 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. 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. Skip the line for these 2 monuments and ensure your tickets for your visit. This tour will be leaded by local Official Guides.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.06
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US$61.06

Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)

Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)

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Cycle through Seville’s medieval streets on this fun and fascinating bike tour. See more of the city’s landmarks than you would on foot, and enjoy the flexibility to stop often for photos. Peddle along a bike-friendly route that takes you past highlights including the Santa Cruz and Triana neighborhoods, Maria Luisa Park, Torre del Oro, the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar. Along the way, learn about Seville’s rich history and local lifestyle from your friendly guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.92
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Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter

Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter

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Let the Andalusian charm of Seville seduce you on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the vibrant city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll the ambient tangle of streets to UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders and impressive historical monuments; see the Renaissance beauty of Plaza de España; gaze at the splintering spires of Seville Cathedral; amble through the charming maze of Santa Cruz; and see the protective turrets of Royal Alcazar Palace. Gain fascinating insight into the history of the city and relax as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned minibus on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.09
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Cadiz to Seville Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Alcazar, Pickup & Dropoff

Cadiz to Seville Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Alcazar, Pickup & Dropoff

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When your cruise ship docks at the vibrant port of Cadiz, venture to the sublime city of Seville to see its gorgeous architectural array. On this exciting shore excursion, sail past long lines as you visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed highlights such as the Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar Palace. Stroll the serpentine streets of Santa Cruz on a guided walking tour, and enrich your knowledge of Andalusian culture with an accomplished guide. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to 18 people.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.05
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Alcazar of Seville Small Group Guided Tour

Alcazar of Seville Small Group Guided Tour

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The monumental Alcázar of Seville pays testament to Spain’s Moorish heritage and is considered one of Andalucia’s most important landmarks. Bypass the long lines at the Alcázar of Seville on a skip-the-line tour in the late afternoon. Alongside your guide, admire highlights such as the Patio del Crucero and the Baños de Doña Maria de Padilla, both featured in hit TV series 'Game of Thrones.'
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.00
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US$37.00
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Small Group Seville Game of Thrones Tour

Small Group Seville Game of Thrones Tour

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‘Game of Thrones’ fans, here’s your chance to step into the fantastical kingdoms of Dorne and Mereen on a guided tour of the scene-stealing royal Alcazar of Seville. See the ornate Moorish gardens and courtyards where Oberyn’s venomous Sand Snakes’ plot revenge and Princess Myrcella falls in love, while learning about the palace’s real-life legacy. With a full-day tour option, ride the train to neighboring Osuna to see the filming location of Mereen, including Danzak’s fighting pit, and savor a feast fit for the Mother of Dragons herself.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.72
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US$71.72

Private Tour: Seville City Tour (Cathedral, Royal Alcázar and Santa Cruz)

Private Tour: Seville City Tour (Cathedral, Royal Alcázar and Santa Cruz)

During this private tour around Seville your guide will show you some of the main attractions of the city: the Cathedral and the Alcázar, both declared World Heritage Sites in 1987 by UNESCO. Also, you will take a walk through the ''Santa Cruz'' Quarter, which is the jewish quarter of Seville. Skip-the-line tickets to the main attractions are included! Nowadays, the Cathedral of Seville is the largest gothic church. It is said that its construction began in 1401 on a place where the old Mosque of Seville used to be located. Some elements of the mosque such as the ''Patio de los naranjos'' or ''La Giralda'', a minaret, are part of this cathedral at the present time. The Alcázar is a royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile, in Seville in the fourteenth century. It is still used as a royal residence, the oldest royal palace in Europe. These monuments are in the ''Santa Cruz'' Quarter, full of cobbled alleys and perfumed by the scent of orange blossom.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$239.46
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Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville

Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of sun-drenched Seville on a full-day tour of the alluring Andalusian city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, cruise the city on a luxury minibus and admire striking sights like Plaza de España and the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders like Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar Palace and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the Triana neighborhood. Climb aboard a sightseeing boat to cruise beside the picturesque banks of the Guadalquivir River and then delve into the rich historical heritage of the Royal Maestranza Building in its museum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.15
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US$106.15
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Alcazar and Cathedral Tour

Alcazar and Cathedral Tour

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Visit Seville’s most notable monuments with ease on this guided walking tour. Accompanied by a guide and priority admission, visit the Alcazar of Seville and learn about the palace’s history without waiting in long lines. Stroll the winding streets of Santa Cruz and the Old Jewish Quarter. Stop at the Seville Cathedral and climb to the top to take in the sweeping views over the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.45
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US$63.45
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

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See Seville's top attractions as well as hidden gems on a private tour that introduces you to the city's history and culture. You'll pass by landmarks such as Real Alcazar, Torre Giralda, and Catedral de Sevilla while listening to stories about the Inquisition, international influences, and more. Alternatively, you may take a route that wanders through shopping areas and a food market.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.70
Price varies by group size
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US$46.70
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Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville

Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville

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Get steeped the medieval history of Seville during this 1.15-hour tour of the city’s Jewish Quarter and some of its most ancient monuments. Step back in time to Santa Cruz, one of Seville’s oldest neighborhoods, as you wander its narrow streets and soak up the fragrant smells of its native orange trees. As you continue your walk you’ll also see the exterior of Seville’s Alcazar (Royal Palace), time-worn Roman columns, Alfalfa Square, Plaza San Francisco, and much more. A knowledgeable local guide helps add further context to your walk.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.57
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Guided Tour of Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter, Alcázar, and Cathedral

Guided Tour of Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter, Alcázar, and Cathedral

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Explore the former Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, UNESCO-listed Seville Cathedral, and the Alcázar on this 4.5-hour Seville walking tour. Delve into cobbled Santa Cruz to see its whitewashed houses and flower-filled squares, and admire highlights like the Patio de Banderas and Calle Vida as you uncover the district’s history. Plus, visit the Alcázar, Europe’s oldest functioning royal palace, and tour Seville Cathedral and the Giralda bell tower. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.66
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What are Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) hours of operation?
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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) hours of operation: Open daily. Oct - Mar: 9:30am - 5pm, Apr - Sept: 9:30am - 7pm. Closed on Jan 1 & 6, Good Friday, and December 25.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 186 Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) tickets and tours on Viator.
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