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Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

1. Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

Explore Seville’s Alcázar on a guided tour of one of the oldest functioning palaces in Europe. See why this palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, how it blends different architectural types, and why it became the setting for Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for.  Meet your guide in the Plaza del Triunfo, which offers great views of the Giralda. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace you will begin the tour at the Patio del León, the site of the original Moorish palace. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were blended after the Reconquista to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Visit examples of newer post-Reconquista architecture, such as the Casa de la Contratación and chapel, before heading to the Palacio del Don Rey Pedro, a perfect example of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón as featured in Game of Thrones. Both incorporate intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. After this, take a look around the Gothic Palace with its royal tapestries and ornate tiling. Stroll around orange-tree-filled gardens at your own leisure after the tour. After your guide drops you in the gardens, take in the peacocks that live there, the smell of orange blossom, and the numerous tranquil water features. Try the labyrinth maze and enjoy the quietness of the gardens that are unbelievably located in the middle of the city.

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Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

2. 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: City, Royal Alcázares & Cathedral Audio Tour

3. Seville: City, Royal Alcázares & Cathedral Audio Tour

Discover Seville at your own pace with a combo audio tour of the city and the Royal Alcazares, and its Cathedral with three captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone. Travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Seville from the city’s unique mysteries and stories to its dazzling world-renowned attractions. Receive the details by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit. Put on your headphones and discover the city of Seville and the exquisite elegance of the Royal Alcazares and Seville’s Cathedral through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the city’s unique past. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

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From Cordoba: Seville Private Tour-Real Alcazar-Cathedral

4. From Cordoba: Seville Private Tour-Real Alcazar-Cathedral

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Cordoba, and relax as you travel to Seville. Marvel at the Moorish site of Real Alcazar, the most ancient royal palace still in use in Europe that was founded one thousand years ago.  View the Cathedral Santa Cruz before walking through the charming narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter. Head to Seville Cathedral, which is one of the largest and richest cathedrals. Find the tomb of Christopher Columbus inside. Admire the Giralda Tower, an old minaret and symbol of Seville. Climb the tower, if you would like. Take some free time to explore Seville even further with some free time.

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From Granada: Seville Private City Tour with Alcazar

5. From Granada: Seville Private City Tour with Alcazar

Experience the highlights of Seville and see some of the cities less-known spaces on this private tour that leaves from Granada. Get time-saving skip-the-line access to the Alcazar and Cathedral. Enjoy having a local guide show you around for 2.5 hours. Greet your driver at your hotel and take it easy as you drive to Seville. Go to the Moorish site of Real Alcazar, the most ancient royal palace still in use in Europe. Let your local guide provide context for the marvels inside the palace. Pass through Santa Cruz and the small shops in the old Jewish Quarter. Walk through the narrow and serpentine streets that have surprises around every corner. Admire the inside of the massive Cathedral where the tomb of Christopher Columbus is housed. See the minaret of the central mosque at Giralda Tower. Climb the tower to see the view. Have some free time to explore Seville and purchase lunch at a local restaurant.

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What people are saying about Patio de Doncellas

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 746 reviews

Our guide was Alberto, a 10-year-old guide. We loved the way he treated us and all the information he gave us. He is a splendid guide, he knows a lot. You can see that he likes his job and he enjoys it.

Visit with Ghislaine: a great visit, funny, energetic, interesting, happy, which will keep you going from start to finish. Impossible to be bored !!! Many thanks to this great guide.

Ghislaine is a passionate and fascinating guide. The visit was very pleasant punctuated with anecdotes and historical reminders. Thank you

Great visit and guide! Beautiful palace! Highly recommend!

Amazing private tour with amazing girl from Tarifa (Gil?)