Touring UNESCO protected sites and understanding the complex city's history
Why a Christian king commissioned a palace inspired by the Arabic architecture?
Where did the emperor Charles V get married in the Alcázar and why?
Does the Christopher Columbus tomb contain his remains?
Which important historical character went up the Giralda on horse?
This tour includes the Alcazar, the oldest royal residence still in used in Europe and its magnificent gardens. And the tour of the Cathedral, one of the largest and most impressive temples in the world. Finally, the tower of the Giralda from its very top you will enjoy fantastic views of Seville.
Please notice, on Sundays the cathedral is closed in the morning so the tour will be in the afternoon starting at 14:30.
The cathedral may change the time of opening and closing or be closed without giving any public announcement. This could be a last minute decision of the diocese due to special liturgical services. In these exceptional cases, we will replace the Cathedral with another monument of Seville.
- We start the tour in the Giralda tower
- We walk and visit the Alcazar Palace and its gardens
- We walk to the Cathedral and visit the temple
- Visit the Giralda tower
- End of the tour
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the foot of the Giralda tower located in the square of la Virgen de los Reyes.
End location: In the center of the city
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
walking in the city center
- Local official licensed guide.
- Skip the lines.
- Good city map.
- Practical updated information of other activities, list of good restaurants, venues, temporary exhibitions, schedules of buses, trains, best ways to move around in the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22 euros - admissions fee to monuments
- Meals and drinks
- Personal purchases
- Admissions to monuments
Cathedral admission 9€ (4€ over 65 and students under 25 upon showing ID and student card. Free for under 16)
Alcazar admission 11.5€ (3€ over 65, students 17 to 25 years old upon showing ID and student card. Free for under 14)
In case you wish to visit the Alcazar royal palace, it is advisable to buy tickets on line to skip the long lines. Click here to visit the site.
(slot: approx 30 min after tour start time)
Alcazar Royal Palace guided visit: parties over 8 people are expected to use radioguide audiosystem (whisper): guide will speak to a micro and you'll receive the human voice over your earphones. Price of this is €1 up to €2 per person, depending on the brand.
Guide is not allowed to lead a group over 30 people, if you're more, you will need a second licensed tour guide.
As a licensed guide, I don't have any restrictions.