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Seville: Royal Alcázar Entry Ticket

1. 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 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: Live Flamenco Dancing Show Ticket at the Theater

3. Seville: Live Flamenco Dancing Show Ticket at the Theater

Experience the thrilling dance of a live flamenco performance at a brilliant theater in Seville. Watch 6 world-class performers weave a tale of passion through instrumentals, singing, and dancing, and immerse yourself in Andalusian culture. Make your own way to the Teatro Flamenco Sevilla theater and settle down into your seat to get ready for the show, or arrive slightly earlier to enjoy some drinks at the bar. Listen to the soft melody of guitars beginning the live performance as the rhythm starts to flow. Admire the colorful outfits of the dancers as they twirl upon the stage until the flamenco reaches its finale.

Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

4. Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

Catch the highlights of Seville while boating down the Guadalquivir River on this sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the views year-round on eco-friendly boats with a bar inside. During the ongoing commentary, discover historical tidbits about the sites as they pass by. Start the trip from the Muelle de Nueva York dock. Find the right seat below deck. If the weather’s warm, the river will help keep things cool outside. At the start of the cruise, check out the Triana neighborhood and the Torre del Oro and catch a glimpse of the Seville Cathedral’s tower. During the tour, learn some fun facts from the guide providing spoken commentary. Some of the sites they talk about stand right on the river like the Torre del Oro. Take a picture of them right from the boat deck. Hear any cheers from the Plaza de Toros on the way up the river. With the Torre de Schindler and the Torre del Oro, see how Seville balances the old and new. Savor a drink from the ship’s own bar along the way. Find inspirations for other spots to visit after the cruise. 

Seville: Cathedral, Giralda, and Royal Alcázar Guided Tour

5. 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: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

6. 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: Guadalquivir River Cruise

7. Seville: Guadalquivir River Cruise

Discover Seville, a city brimming with life and history, while sailing on the Guadalquivir River aboard a two-deck boat. The cruise lasts 1 hour and starts at the promenade Paseo Alcalde Marqués del Contadero, at the jetty next to the Torre del Oro. Take this opportunity! Visit Seville and fall in love with its river, which is the heart of a city where old and new combine as rich history and modern life come together. Pass under beautiful bridges and admire the emblematic pavilions of the Seville Expo ´92 and of the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, as well as some monuments, churches, and abbeys, a few of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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

8. 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: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Tower Tour

9. Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and 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. 1 de Enero a 15 de Junio 2023 Lunes a sábados Catedral 13:30 a 15:00 con giralda Alcázar 16:00 a 17:15 Domingos Alcázar 13:30 a 14:45 Catedral 16:00 a 17:30 con Giralda 16 de junio al 30 septiembre 2023 Lunes a sábados Catedral 12:00 a 13:30 con Giralda Alcázar 13:45 a 15:00 Domingos Alcázar 13:00 a 14:15 Catedral 14:30 a 16:00 con Giralda 1 octubre a 31 octubre 2023 Catedral 15:00 - 16:30 con giralda Alcázar 16:45 - 18:00 1 noviembre a 15 de junio de lunes a domingos Catedral 14:30 - 16:00 Alcázar 16:15 a 17:30

Seville: Flamenco Show with Optional Flamenco Museum Ticket

10. Seville: Flamenco Show with Optional Flamenco Museum Ticket

See Spain's national dance brought to life at this authentic flamenco performance, with a troupe of expert dancers showing off their skills in the 18th-century courtyard of Seville's Flamenco Dance Museum. Tap your feet and lose yourself in the fiery rhythms and sensual dance moves of this timeless tradition. Treat yourself to an intimate performance featuring traditional Alegrías, long-train dresses, swirling shawls, and clicking castanets, specially choreographed by legendary flamenco dancer and museum founder Cristina Hoyos. With amazing live music, dramatic theatrical lighting, and a backdrop of hanging chairs and orange trees, everything about this experience guarantees a night to remember. To get the most out of your experience, book the option that includes a ticket to the show as well as a visit to the wonderful Flamenco Dance Museum. Seville's Flamenco Dance Museum has been delighting visitors and locals for decades with its sensational live performances. Head to one of the last remaining Ecijanos courtyards in Seville and experience a dance extravaganza that will leave you breathless.

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Jiayi Wang is the creator and publisher of The Diary of a Nomad, a photography-driven travel blog. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and is very passionate about providing insider travel tips.

What should I do on my first trip to Seville?

Start your visit at the incredibly picturesque Plaza de España, a gigantic square with lots of artsy alcoves, bridges, architectural wonders, and even a canal, where you can rent a boat and row around. Another must-see attraction is the Royal Alcázar, a mesmerizing palace with over 1,000 years of history. You can spend half a day there exploring its many courtyards, gardens, and Mudéjar architecture.

What are some hidden gems to see in Seville?

Seville's most stunning hidden gem is hands down Casa de Pilatos, a 16th-century civil palace with incredible displays of Andalusian architecture. There, you'll also find 150 different azulejos (ceramic tiles) on the walls. Another hidden gem worth exploring is Metropol Parasol, a big wooden structure that resembles a mushroom. It's the largest wooden structure in the world, and you can take an elevator to the top to enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Seville.

How much time should I spend in Seville?

Spend at least three days in Seville so that you'll have enough time to cover all the major attractions as well as some hidden gems. Spend your first day exploring the popular Plaza de España and the hidden gems of Casa de Pilatos and Metropol Parasol. Use your second day to focus on the Royal Alcázar, Seville Cathedral, and the Giralda. Finally, on the third day, discover the hidden attractions in the Guadalquivir River area and complete your visit with one of the many food tours in town!

What food is Seville known for?

Andalusia (the beautiful region where Seville is located) is actually the birthplace of tapas. For those who don't know, tapas are essentially snacks, canapés, or small plates that are shared between the whole table, constituting a full meal. There are lots of delicious tapas dishes to try in Seville, including espinacas con garbanzo (spinach with chickpeas), montadito de pringá (pulled pork buns), serranito (a sandwich made of pork/chicken loin), and torrijas (a dessert made of deep-fried stale bread).

What is the best way to get around Seville?

The best way to get around Seville is walking, as the main attractions are all within 20-30 minutes of walking distance from each other. Walks in the city are often quite scenic too, and it's a great way to discover the less touristy parts of town. If you don't enjoy walking, the city is very bikeable as there are bike lanes everywhere. You can also use Uber or public transportation such as buses and trams.

What are the best months to visit Seville?

There are two big annual festivals in Seville: The Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. They both take place sometime between March and June (the exact month varies each year). Temperatures during spring is also very pleasant, ranging from 13° to 25° C. Due to the festivals, though, there will be more crowds than usual. If you prefer fewer crowds, nice weather, but don't mind missing the festivals, visit between September and November.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Seville?

Barrio Santa Cruz is definitely one of the best neighbourhoods to visit in Seville. Santa Cruz used to be the Jewish quarter of Seville until the 14th century, when many Jews were forced to leave the city when they refused to convert to Christianity. Today, you'll find plenty of hip restaurants, hidden squares, and gorgeous palaces in this neighborhood. Definitely stop at one of the many traditional tapas bars there, such as Tabernas Peregil or La Bartola.

What are the best neighborhoods for food?

Just outside the city center, you'll find the San Vicente neighbourhood, which is home to one of the most beloved establishments in Seville: Espacio Eslava. It's a tapas bar that almost all locals would recommend, with unique dishes that are hard to find elsewhere. Another neighbourhood that's great for food is San Julián, home to El Rinconcillo, one of the oldest establishments in Seville. There are also plenty of other tapas bars to try in these two neighbourhoods, but definitely don't miss those two restaurants.

What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?

Calle Sierpes is one of the most popular shopping streets in Seville. It's also very lively and bustling with activity. You can find everything from clothes to handcrafted jewellery and churros there. For a different kind of shopping, head to the riverside Mercado de Triana, where you'll find lots of fresh produce, fish, and refreshing drinks.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Seville?

I highly recommend staying in the neighbourhood of Alfalfa. It's a gorgeous area with tons of delicious tapas restaurants, and it's within walking distance of pretty much all the major attractions. It's also not as expensive to stay there compared to the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, which is very crowded and the typical go-to choice for most tourists. There is also a great night scene in Alfafa, with lots of bars tucked away in the quiet little streets.

What's are 4 best tips for a person traveling to Seville?

1) Avoid visiting in July or August; the heatwave is too strong during those months to make for a pleasant trip.

2) If you love getting immersed in local festivities, be sure to check when exactly the Semana Santa and Feria de Abril festivals are happening on the year you go. They are both large festivals that provide great insight into local culture.

3) Book your Royal Alcazar tickets in advance! Otherwise, you can spend hours queueing in the sun.

4) Don’t order sangria - it’s often overcharged in Seville as it’s considered a “tourist drink”. Instead, try a glass of tinto de verano - the local version of sangria.

What is a common mistake people make when visiting Seville and how can it be avoided?

Avoid driving in Seville. There are too many narrow streets and it’s very difficult to navigate unless you’re a local. Parking is also very difficult to find in town. Instead, use Ubers or public transport. Another thing to keep in mind is if you’re visiting in the summer, avoid doing activities in the afternoon unless it’s a museum or something indoors. This is when the sun will be the brightest and strongest, and it won’t be pleasant.

What are your top 5 favourite GetYourGuide experiences in Seville?

1) Seville: Cathedral, Giralda, and Royal Alcázar Guided Tour

2) Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

3) Seville: Tapas Crawl

4) Seville: 3-Hour Sunset Bike Tour

5) Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

What is one thing that surprised you about Seville?

What surprised me was the sheer amount of flamenco venues (tablaos) you can find in Seville. Once I researched it, it makes complete sense, because Andalusia is the birthplace of flamenco! Definitely check out at least one flamenco show at one of the many tablaos in Seville, such as El Arenal.

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We experienced the Cathedral/Giralda and Alcazar tour with Julio. Julio was amazing:. He had incredible knowledge, great communication skills and amazing humor. We learnt, we laughed and we enjoy every moment of the tour. I highly recommend this tour, and if possible, request Julio as your guide!!!

Havier was an excellent, well informed guide who demonstrated his own passion for the history of the Cathedral and Alcazar through his descriptions and stories. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3hrs with him and would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Seville.

It was just great and so beautiful! We could see everything, we were even lucky to see a lynx. Ramòn guided us well through the national park and did so with plenty of information. He could answer every question. Highly recommended.

We had a wonderful tour of Seville by bike, thanks to Malék, who offered information and insights, with a little humour. He was a friendly and warm guide, and took us through the streets with no incident.

Amazing experience with terrific hospitality. I loved the view and the food was top notch.