Seville, Port of the Indies and door to America

Tour Number

Activity Level

429084


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (basic), Spanish (fluent)

Historical tour+river cruise


After the first trip of Columbus to America, the Spanish crown designated Seville as Port of the Indies, with the exclusive rights to trade with America. The Sevillian river port was safe and perfect to regulate this rich monopoly.

We will visit in this tour all the buildings that still stand as silent witnesses of that golden era. First of all , The General Archieve of the Indies, known by the historians as "The Mecca of Americanism". This superb building contains all the documents relative to the new world. We will continue walking to "Barrio de la moneda" former Royal spanish mint, were all the precious metals that used to come from America were transformed in coins and ingots. On the way we will take a look from out side of the medieval shipyards , where "La Niña" carabel was built. We will see as well the old School of Navigators , to finish with the emblematic Golden Tower , where we will ship in a boat cruise along the river that once was the bridge between the old and the new world.

Itinerary

Walking tour:

-General Archive of the Indies (Including interior)
-Medieval shipyards (From outside)
-Barrio de la Moneda (Old Royal Spanish Mint)
-University of Navigators (Outside)
-Golden Tower (Outside)

Boat tour:

-Golden Tower
-Pavilions of the 1929 Exhibition
-Departure piers of Columbus and Magellan
-Opera House
-Bullring
-Triana bridge
-1992 Unniversal Exhibition site
-Alamillo bridge

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Hotel
Plaza del triunfo, Inmaculate Mary monument

End location: Torre del Oro (Golden Tower)

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Walking tour
Boat tour

What’s Included

Other: Private tour according to the itinerary described.
River cruise.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - Souvenirs and meals

What’s Extra

Other: Personal purchases
Drinks and meals

Restrictions

No restrictions. I am an offical licensed guide in Seville and Andalusia. I am allowed to give tours inside historical monuments.

Private tour guide Enrique

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