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Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. 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.

Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower: Guided Tour and Tickets

2. Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower: Guided Tour and Tickets

Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and Seville’s Giralda Tower on a 1 hour skip-the-line tour. Construction on the cathedral began in 1401 and was completed 150 years later, in the Renaissance style. Climb the 35 ramps of La Giralda. Marvel at the magic of the 81 stained glass windows. Admire works of art by masters such as Alejo Fernández, Pedro Roelas, Murillo, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal and Goya. The Cathedral was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 for its historical, artistic and religious interest.

Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

3. 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.

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: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

5. Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Explore the two monuments that epitomize the city of Seville—the Giralda Bell Tower and Seville Cathedral. After meeting your guide, take a short stroll to the Cathedral, where you will skip the ticket line to enter. Once a mosque, the cathedral was later converted after the Reconquista period.   Be wowed by the golden altar of the Capilla Mayor, Christopher Columbus’ resting place and the enormity of the space inside the cathedral. See the Gothic-Mudejar-style of the choir area with its 68 cross vaults. Enjoy the orange tree patio and a trip up to the top of the Giralda, the cathedral’s bell tower that is so emblematic of Seville. Take in amazing views over the whole city of Seville from here, as it is the highest building in the city.

Seville In One Day

6. Seville In One Day

Enjoy a day and visit Seville’s Real Alcázar, the emblematic Santa Cruz neighborhoodm and the 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. Easliy the most crowded and most popular, walk it 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 was 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, 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.

Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Guided Tour

7. Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Guided Tour

The Cathedral of Seville is undoubtedly one of the emblematic monuments of the city. It is the largest gothic cathedral in the world and the third largest temple in all of Christendom. Learn from your local guide and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Royal Chapel, the Choir, the Main Altarpiece and the tomb of Christopher Columbus, in addition to enjoying other works of art that this monument houses. Finally, walk around the Patio de los Naranjos. Relax and contemplate its fountain and orange trees. Then marvel at the bell tower known as the Giralda. It is the former minaret of the mosque that stood on the site under Muslim rule. Go up to the city's most well-known symbol and enjoy impressive views of Seville.

Seville Cathedral English Tour with Optional Alcazar

8. Seville Cathedral English Tour with Optional Alcazar

Discover a national treasure of Spain on a skip-the-line tour of Seville Cathedral. Meet your guide at the Monument to the Immaculate Conception and enter the world's largest Gothic church. Legend has it that construction of the cathedral began in the early 15th century. It was built over the site of the Aljama Mosque, which was destroyed when the city was re-conquered by the Christians. Admire the huge interior with its central nave and 4 side aisles. See lavish decorations that contrast with an overall sense of simplicity and restraint. Home to the richest altarpiece in the world, other highlights in the cathedral include the many chapels dedicated to saints and other important figures in the building's history. See the keys presented to Fernando by the Jewish and Moorish communities during the surrender of the city. Admire priceless stained-glass windows. Then go to the entrance to the Moorish minaret of La Giralda, which now functions as the cathedral’s bell tower. It is well worth a climb to the top!

Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Fast-Track Guided Tour

9. Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Fast-Track Guided Tour

Meet your guide and benefit from skip-the-line access to Seville Cathedral. Discover one of the largest Christian places of worship in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, learn about the fascinating history of the cathedral which was originally constructed as a mosque in 1198, before it was converted into a Christian site of worship during the Reconquista. See the tombs of several historic figures including Saint Ferdinand III of Castile and Christopher Columbus. Stroll through the beautiful courtyard of the Patio de Los Naranjos, named for its orange trees. Then, make your way up one of the most famous landmarks in the city, the bell tower of La Giralda. Once a minaret of the mosque on the site, today it stands tall as one of the most important symbols of the city. Take some time to enjoy panoramic views of Seville from the top of the tower.

Seville Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Granada

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Giralda

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 772 reviews

Very easy to book online. Visited Cathdral on a Tuesday, no waiting time. However, saw the long queue on the Friday, Best to avoid weekends.

Incredible! Our guide Joseph was spectacular, fun, very patient with us and showed us in an explanatory and dynamic way. We loved it!

Excellent tour. Tbe guide Chris was fantastic. And for a chsnge he speaks english without heavy spanish accent.

A guide who thoroughly knows her field and conveys it with clarity. A very nice lady

It was really smooth, we were there on time and went in without any delays.