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  1. Spain
  2. Seville
  3. Plaza del Triunfo

Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

Product ID: 249147
About this tour
Duration: 90 minutes
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Alcázar with an English, French or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Find out the history of Islamic and Mudéjar architecture in the Alcázar
  • Visit beautiful spaces such as the Patio de las Doncellas and Palacio Gótico
  • Appreciate intricate detailing such as colorful tiling and carved designs
  • Stroll through the beautiful gardens and try the labyrinth maze
  • See where scenes from Season 5 of Game of Thrones were shot
  • Make the most of your time with priority entrance
Full description
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.

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.
Includes
  • Priority entrance ticket
  • English, French or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Audio guide reinforcement (if needed)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the Royal Chambers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• At the Inmaculada Monument in the Plaza del Triunfo, Seville • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Due to the Alcázar's booking and cancellation policy, complimentary rescheduling is unfortunately not possible for this tour from 1 July 2020. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the start time in order not to miss the tour.
• Discounts are only valid with proof of eligibility using original documentation, not photocopies or photos
• Please note that while this is a fast-track ticket, there may still be a wait of up to 30 minutes to enter the Alcázar
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 620 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Well worth having a guide! This is an amazing place!! Totally stunning! And to have a 90 minute tour was just perfect. We were so lucky having Miguel...he has a history degree and could not have packed more information into the tour. He knew his history inside out and you could ask any question and he would know the answer! We had only 6 people in our group which was great. He talked very fast and had a bit of an accent so sometimes it was a bit hard to keep up, but I learnt so much and it brought it all to life! You would miss so much. Having had an audio guide for the cathedral the day before, there is no comparison.... It was skip the line too, but there were not a lot of people, so it didn't make much difference to us, but it is just so easy booking in advance and not having to worry when you are there. Very good service. Thank you Miguel!

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March 13, 2020

Our tour guide was actually a history major so any question we threw at him he had an answer. He went above and beyond taking time with us. So enjoyable. After the tour we were able to stay as long as we wanted and take pictures and just enjoy the beauty.

March 11, 2020

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March 12, 2020

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Product ID: 249147