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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 & 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: 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 Guided Tour with Priority Access

4. Seville: Cathedral Guided Tour with Priority Access

Seville Cathedral, built in the 15th century on the site of a 12th-century mosque, is one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. On this 1-hour guided tour you’ll marvel at its spectacular golden altarpiece and the vast collection of art. The crowning piece of the Seville Cathedral complex is the famous Giralda Bell Tower. The tower, reaching a height of 322 feet, was built as a minaret at the end of the 12th century. Learn about the origins of the complex as an Arabic mosque, and see further evidence in the ablutions courtyard. Explore the collection of important works of arts representing several centuries, decorating the Cathedral’s 44 chapels and the middle of the central nave. At the end of the tour, say goodbye to your guide then climb to the top of Giralda Tower to soak up magnificent city views.

Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

5. 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

6. 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: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

7. Seville: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included

Cathedral of Seville is the biggest gothic temple in the world. The construction of this monument was dated back to the 15th century. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Learn about the origin of the Cathedral that was built over the Mezquita Aljama in the city, the bell tower Giralda over the minaret of the mosque, and the courtyard of orange trees over the ablutions courtyard. Giralda is the bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville and reaches a height of 104 meters, where you will find one of the best views in the city. The tour continues to the Alcazar, one of the most important royal palaces still in use in Europe. This fortified palace was built during different historical times, Islamic motifs, Baroque, Renaissance, and others. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. This royal palace is still the official residence for the Royal Spanish family when they visit the city. To determine its origin one must go back to the middle ages, from this period the Alcazar was incorporating different styles from the Islamic and Christian reminiscences.

Seville In One Day

8. 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: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Skip-the-Line Tour

9. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Skip-the-Line Tour

Make the most of your visit to Seville with a 3-hour guided walking tour of the city that takes in the most important landmarks and monuments of the city. Accompanied by your guide, head from Plaza Nueva towards the Cathedral of Seville. On the way, you'll pass by the impressive statue of Fernando III. From the square, you'll have a fantastic view over the imposing Renaissance-style City Hall of Seville. Continue the tour towards Constitution Avenue to visit the Cathedral. Once inside, marvel at the gothic architecture of the UNESCO-listed cathedral along with its altars, chapels, and artworks. Then climb on top of the 104-meter tall building from where you'll enjoy panoramic views over Seville. Only a short walking distance away, you'll find two other UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Royal Alcazars of Seville and the Archive of the Indians. Here, your guide will tell you about the history behind the two illustrious monuments. Marvel at the grandeur of the Royal Alcazars of Seville that has been the residence of the Spanish royal family for a long time. The palace is also the filming location of the Palace of the Kingdom of Dorne from Game of Thrones. Finally, follow your guide and stroll along the streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter of Seville. Upgrade your tour to include a walk through one of the oldest and most beautiful districts of Seville, the old Jewish quarter. Discover the Patio de Banderas, the Jardines de Murillo and the squares of Doña Elvira and Plaza de Santa Cruz.

Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Fast-Track Guided Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Giralda

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,658 reviews

Javier, our extremely knowledgeable tour guide, was personable, kind, and humorous. The crowds in the cathedral did not deter Javier from getting us to the many important areas and showing us the treasured works of art. Javier geared the tour to our interests of art history and stories. Thanks for making our last day in Seville so memorable! Make sure to climb to the top of the tower for breathtaking views of Seville.

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.

Very good guide, who was experienced and yet personally provided a lot of information and was always informative when asked.

Beautiful buildings with a very good guide! She was well understood by the technique and very clear in her explanation

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