Patio de Doncellas Private tours

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Seville: Alcazar & Cathedral Guided Tour with Giralda Entry

1. 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: Alcazar Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Tickets

2. 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: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

3. 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: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

4. 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: Alcázar Tour

5. Seville: Alcázar Tour

Visit the Alcazar Royal Palace, which is a must-see for those who visit Andalusia. Explore the beautiful gardens, the Patio del Crucero, Baños de Doña María de Padilla and the underground cisterns that collect rainwater. See the Patio de las Doncellas, with its ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace stands out. Learn about the origin and evolution of the fortress. Discover how it was build by Abd Al-Rahman III and how it has served as a home for monarchs for centuries.

Seville: Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

6. Seville: Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

Enjoy a day and visit Seville’s Real Alcázar, the emblematic Santa Cruz neighborhood and Seville’s Cathedral. See other important highlights of the city such as Spanish Square, Torre del Oro, and many more. The Alcázar of Seville is one of the oldest palaces in use worldwide. This palace has gone through different stages in time, from the late eleventh century to today. Its walls have seen the influence of different cultures that have passed through Seville. Discover this faithful witness to the history of Seville, marked by the diversity of cultures and legacies that have lived in the city. Walking through its extended sidewalks orange and myrtle transports you to another time and another era. Next, discover the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Easily the most crowded and most popular, walk its typical narrow streets, stately homes, sparkling fountain, and all the charm and legends that surround it. The historic Seville Cathedral is the Christian Gothic cathedral with the largest area in the world. The UNESCO declared in 1987 by the Real Alcázar and Archivo de Indias, Heritage humanity. According to tradition, the construction began in 1401, although there is no documentary evidence to the start of work until 1433. The building was carried out on the site after the demolition of the old Aljama Mosque of Seville, of which the minaret (the Giralda) are retained and the Patio de los Naranjos. Truly get to know Seville by exploring the city even deeper. In Spanish square, discover a famous icon of the city and take in the place the locals and tourists alike mingle. Next, stop and admire the Torre del Oro, a 36-meter tower located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River. After admiring the river, discover the Bullring, often called the Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Seville, home of the bullfights. Then, find yourself in one of the busiest squares in the city, Salvador Square. Look closely at the second-largest temple in Seville, the church of El Salvador. Peruse old shops on Sierpes Street, and ponder over the Metropol Parasol, before finally reaching the Real Alcazar de Sevilla. As one of the oldest palaces still in use worldwide, it has gone through many stages in time.

From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

7. From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

Explore the charming city of Seville with a guide on this sightseeing day tour. See some of its majestic monuments, such as La Giralda and the Real Alcazar. Start your tour with a convenient pickup from several centrally located meeting points in the Algarve, including Olhos de Água, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portimão, Albufeira, and Armação de Pêra. Enjoy a ride to your first destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the Giralda Tower, once the minaret of a local mosque. Take in spectacular views of the city from its viewpoint. See the grand Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe up close. Check out the stately Real Alcazar, a great palace built in the 14th century. Spend a day gazing at magnificent architecture and charming courtyards filled with orange trees. Get dropped off back in the Algarve at the end of your tour.

Seville: Royal Alcazar & Cathedral Private Tour

8. Seville: Royal Alcazar & Cathedral Private Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line privileges at Seville’s most iconic monuments on a 2.5-hour private guided tour of the Royal Alcazar, and Seville Cathedral and Giralda. An expert guide will provide you with historical information about each site, and tell legends of the buildings. Enter the Royal Alcazar to discover the oldest active palace in Seville, still used as an official residence by the Spanish royal family. Marvel at the outstanding mix of architectural styles, from Mudejar to the Gothic. Explore hidden courtyards and lavish tropical gardens. Continue to Seville Cathedral and stand in awe at the sheer scale and size of the building. The cathedral’s transition from mosque to church make it a truly unique sight. Built on the site of a 12th-century mosque, the cathedral features many decorative details and no fewer than 80 chapels. You can climb the Giralda for panoramic views of Seville from the top of the medieval tower.

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What people are saying about Patio de Doncellas

Our guide Miguel was very fluent in English, very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour and the whole place impressive, beautiful and atmospheric. We went back to the plaza the next day for more photos and a very enjoyable carriage ride along the same route we’d already been.

Miguel was an excellent guide with a passion for the history and architecture and a cheeky way of recounting the narratives to make them humourous and interesting.

Miguel was a wonderful guide! Very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was the right length in my opinion, giving one a very good overview.

Nous avons passé un très bon moment de découverte en compagnie d'une guide très agréable, souriante et professionnelle!

Quite good- everything just as announced. Fun guide We started on time Really liked it quite much.