Patio de Doncellas Viewing points

Our most recommended Patio de Doncellas Viewing points

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: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

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

3. 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. 

Fascinating Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. Fascinating Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the landmarks of Seville on a full-day sightseeing tour, traveling by air-conditioned minibus, boat, and on foot. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel by luxury minibus to the Santa Cruz area, the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city. Stroll down a labyrinth of narrow streets to Plaza de los Venerables, site of the baroque Hospital of the Venerable Priests. Continue to the Royal Alcazar to see one of the finest examples of Mudéjar architecture still standing. Marvel at the mighty Cathedral-Giralda of Seville, taking in views of the façade of the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Admire monuments, such as the University of Seville, and the Royal Tobacco Factory. Go to the 17th-century Palace of San Telmo. See the dodecagonal Torre del Oro on the banks of the river, and the Isabel II Bridge across the Guadalquivir. Continue to the Macarena Basilica, before admiring the colorful tiles of Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition. Enjoy some free time for lunch, before visiting the historic Bullring, and the Taurine Museum of the Real Maestranza. Next, explore the traditional sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood of Triana, before ending your tour with a boat trip down the Guadalquivir River.

Seville: Alcazar & Cathedral Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

5. Seville: Alcazar & Cathedral Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Discover the two jewels of Seville with an official guide. On this combination tour, visit the Alcazar in the morning and Seville Cathedral in the afternoon. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know these monuments, declared UNESCO World Heritage sites, with a knowledgeable guide. After you have checked in at the local partner's office, you will be taken to the Cathedral. Jump the queues and discover one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. The guided tour will last around 45 minutes, and you will have time to climb up the Giralda (the cathedral's bell tower) to experience beautiful views of the city. The tour guide will set a point to meet at, and your tour will continue with a visit to the most complex royal residence in use in Europe. You will have a 1-hour guided tour through the royal palaces. After this, enjoy some free time to explore the gardens on your own.

Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

6. Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Wander through the wondrous city of Seville , the frying pan of Europe. Seville is a city packed with exciting landmarks that are a fascinating mix of cultures and styles. Admire the magnificent Sevllle cathedral and its bell tower which offers a spectacular view of the city, and be entranced by the stunning Royal Palace of Alcazar, one of Europe’s most beloved tourist destinations, and the place where Christopher Columbus came to tell tales of his voyages to the New World to Spanish royalty. View some of the documents of the Archivo de Indias, a monumental collection of papers relating to the conquest of America, a landmark event in human history. Visit the world's most famous bullfighting ring and also see the Hospital los Venerables, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, the Hospital de la Caridad, Torre del Oro and the Teatro de la Maestranza. Your tour. Your way.

Seville: Royal Alcazar & Cathedral Private Tour

7. 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.

Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

8. Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

Enjoy a private Seville tour for 12 hours with a private tour guide for 4 hours. A private luxury vehicle with chauffeur will pick you up and drop you off at your place of choice in Málaga, Marbella or Estepona. Seville is the capital of Andalusia. Its old town contains, among other remarkable monuments, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. After discovering the most important places of the city, get a walk to see its streets and try its famous gastronomy before your driver takes you back to your point of departure. Seville’s rich history starts as the Roman city of Hispalis. Later it became Muslim and became the centre of the Taifa of Seville after the collapse of Córdoba, until being incorporated into the Crown of Castile in 1248. As the gateway of the Spanish Empire's trans-Atlantic trade, it became one of largest cities in the world. The 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture. The 20th century in Seville saw the Spanish Civil War, the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition Expo '92. Get to know the landmarks of Seville that were witnesses to its history: - The Cathedral: The largest Gothic church in the world. Christopher Columbus was buried in it. Its bell tower, the Giralda, was the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. A Renaissance-style belfry was later added by the Catholics. The tower is 104.1 m in height and remains the most important symbol of the city. - The Alcázar: A royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile on the site of an Muslim residential fortress. A preeminent example of Mudéjar style, combining Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance structural elements. The upper stories of the Alcázar are still occupied by the royal family when they visit Seville. The TV show “Game of Thrones” has shot many scenes at this location. - The General Archive of the Indies: The repository of extremely valuable documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and Asia. The building is an example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. - The Plaza de España: A square built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and an example of Regionalism Architecture, with elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.. - The Royal Tobacco Factory: 18th-century stone building , now the seat of the rectorate of the University of Seville. - The Palace of San Telmo: Seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Government. Construction of the building began in 1682 outside the walls of the city, on property belonging to the Spanish Inquisition. - The Tower of Gold: Almohad river watchtower. It served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials. The third and uppermost level was added after the previous third level was damaged by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Granada

9. Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Granada

Make the most of your visit to Seville with a guided tour of the capital of Andalusia, and explore the most important monuments and areas of the city. Depart Granada for the transfer south to Seville. Upon arrival, your guide will reveal the city’s special charm and the beauty of its Hispanic-Muslim architecture. Walk alongside the Guadalquivir River at it snakes through some of the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Visit emblematic monuments that encompass the artistic heritage of Andalusia, such as the Gothic-Mudejar beauty of the Reales Alcázares. Be amazed by the vast dimensions of the Cathedral of Saint Mary. Stroll the streets and courtyards of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Seville where the 2nd largest Jewish community in Spain was established. If you feel up to it, finish the day with a climb of almost 98 meters at the Giralda; the undisputed symbol of the city, and a nice way to end an unforgettable tour before your return transfer to Granada.

From Cadiz: Private Seville Day Trip, Cathedral & Alcazar

10. From Cadiz: Private Seville Day Trip, Cathedral & Alcazar

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Cadiz, and relax as you travel to Seville. Marvel at the Moorish site of Real Alcazar, the most ancient royal palace still in use in Europe that was founded one thousand years ago.  View the Cathedral Santa Cruz before walking through the charming narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter. Head to Seville Cathedral, which is one of the largest and richest cathedrals. Find the tomb of Christopher Columbus inside. Admire the Giralda Tower, an old minaret and symbol of Seville. Climb the tower, if you would like. Take some free time to explore Seville even further with some free time.

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

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

Excellent tour by Sherif. Excellent knowledge and well explained. Would definitely recommend.

Tour guide was nothing short of amazing! Knowledgeable and lovely. Thank you ao much!