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Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

1. 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.

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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.

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Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

3. Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The first stop is in the historic Paseo de Colon area, but you can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Travel back to the days of the Moors at the Torre del Oro, built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir during the Almohad Dynasty. Marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, experience the passion of flamenco at an historic sala, and wander among palm trees in the Alcázar Gardens. A multilingual audio guide in 15 languages is provided on board, with special commentary for kids. You'll get many perks and discounts with your ticket, including 2 free walking tours. Stops: 1. Paseo de Colon 2. Plaza de España 3. Acuario de Sevilla 4. Plaza de América 5. Plaza de Cuba 6. San Jacinto/Triana 7. Calle Castilla/Triana 8. Exposicion Universal Expo 92 9. Isla Mágica Theme Park 10. Macarena (currently out of service) 11. Torre de los Perdigones (currently out of service) 12. Alameda de Hércules 13. Plaza del Duque 14. Plaza de Armas (currently out of service)

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Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

4. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

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.

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Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Guided Tour & Priority Access

5. Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Guided Tour & Priority Access

Explore the soul of Seville through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's Islamic past, Christian roots and Jewish legacy at the Alcázar, and see the city's majestic cathedral. Start with a visit to the Alcázar. Home to 3 palaces, royal chambers, centenary gardens and chapels, the Alcázar has been the site of many dynasties. Explore this site with your guide, taking advantage of a personal audio system to enhance your visit. Travel through different periods of history and follow in the footsteps of the ancients. Discover for yourself why the monument was chosen for its beauty as the location for TV serials like "Game of Thrones."  Walk to Seville Cathedral to see the world's third-largest cathedral and largest Gothic church in the world. Built on the remains of a mosque, the vast monument reveals 900 years of history. At the end of the tour say goodbye to your guide, then climb by foot to the top of Giralda Tower to admire spectacular views across the city.

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Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

6. Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda 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 3 hours touring the Royal Alcázar and other highlights. Visit the interior of the Cathedral 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.

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Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

7. 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.

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Seville 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

8. Seville 2.5-Hour City Bike Tour

Get the lay of the land on a 2.5-hour bike tour of Seville and see more of the city than is possible on a walking tour. English, Spanish, French, and Italian-speaking guides will help you get oriented in the city and show the vast majority of Seville’s landmarks. Start from the historic Barrio Santa Cruz and head through the Jardines de Murillo towards the Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos and Seville University. Continue to Parque María Luisa, centerpiece of the 1929 Iberian-American Exposition. From there, head down to the river and check out a part of Triana and the Torre del Oro bullring. Next, head north to the Cartuja, site of the 1992 Exposition, where you'll see the Monasterio de la Cartuja, before heading back to the center and Alameda. Explore the nightlife hotspot and wind your way through the streets and alleys of Seville center, stopping at the legendary Campana Café to get your bearings for the infamous “setas” (mushrooms). End with a quick pedal around Santa Cruz, biking past the cathedral and Alcazares.

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Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

9. Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

Take advantage of a guided tour with priority ticket access for both the Alcázar and the UNESCO-listed cathedral. Hear fascinating facts from your guide, and see Santa Cruz and the famous bell tower. Meet your guide, then set off on your sightseeing adventure. The first stop of the day is the Royal Alcázar of Seville. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, then spend 1 hour and 15 minutes exploring this historic landmark. Inside, see the impressive Mudejar Palace, Gothic Palace, and Stucco Courtyard, then wander around the sprawling gardens. As you explore, learn about the history of the landmark, and the prominent figures who once lived here. Next, head to Seville Cathedral and admire the architecture of this UNESCO listed landmark. Enjoy a walk around the famous Patio de los Naranjos, then see the tomb of the famous traveler, Christopher Columbus. Walk through the lively Santa Cruz neighborhood. End the tour at the Giralda, the city’s famous bell tower.

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Seville: Major Landmarks Private Tour

10. Seville: Major Landmarks Private Tour

Stroll the streets of Seville and see its main attractions with a guide. Visit the Jewish Quarter, see the royal palace, and meander through charming cobblestoned streets. Begin your tour at the Alcázar of Seville, where your guide will take you through each majestic section featuring decorative tiles and evolving architectural styles. Learn how each monarch left their mark on this opulent place. Continue to Santa Cruz: the former Jewish quarter, and home to many of the city’s oldest monuments. Wander through a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets with a scattering of whitewashed houses, delightful cafés, and tranquil gardens. Venture into the cool confines of the historic Seville Cathedral. Gaze up at the huge altar and admire the prestigious collection of artwork at one of largest Gothic cathedrals in the world.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Enjoy the view from the tower

    Although it's a long climb to the top of the Giralda, it's not an overly difficult one, and those who brave it are rewarded with one of the most spectacular views of the entire city – don't miss out!

  • Bring your ID

    As children under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult don't have to pay the admission fee, remember to bring their IDs to be sure to enjoy the concession. The same is true for seniors and students who want to take advantage of discounted tickets.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open Monday 11:00AM to 3:30PM, Tuesday to Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday 2:30PM to 6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult general admission tickets start at 9 € and continue up depending on transportation and tour options.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide in the Cathedral, but several tours include a stop with further information provided.
  • How to get there
    Take bus line C5 to García de Vinuesa or tram line T1 to Archivo de Indias.
  • Additional information

    • Queue lines can get quite long, so keep this in mind if you're visiting on a very hot day and plan accordingly.

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What people are saying about Seville Cathedral

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14,932 reviews

Guide was extremely frie dly and knowledgeable. had an excellent time with a small group tour and could freely ask any question that popped to mind.

Best Buy on GetYourGuide as the cathedral entrance ticket queues are very long, so saved a lot of time and helped plan my itinerary ahead of time.

it was great! Was the only one showed up, so ended a private tour. Carmen(guide) was nice and knowledgeable.

Easy to find the guide and he was helpful with the group (meeting time, answering questions, explanation).

Easy. Skip the ticket line and go straight to the entrance with your online ticket. No questions asked