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San Telmo Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

1. Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

Board a boat in central Seville and embark on a cruise along the Guadalquivir River. First, discover the newest part of the city around the area of La Cartuja Island. Listen to informative live commentary from the captain such as about the 1992 Universal Exhibition Expo which was held to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the discovery of America. Then, continue along the river through the historic center, passing under one of the oldest iron bridges in Europe - the Isabel Bridge II (popularly known as Triana Bridge). During the course of navigation, see more famous landmarks such as the Plaza de Toros de La Maestranza, Torre del Oro, Palacio de San Telmo, and many more. Finally, pass by impressive buildings from the 1929 Ibero-American exhibition where the great architect Haníbal Gonzalez designed the great Plaza de España. As you soak up the view of the city, savor a selection of delicious local tapas served onboard including Iberian ham, salchichón, and cheese. Also, enjoy 1 drink per person including sangria, beer, or soft drinks. Return to the starting point and disembark where your memorable experience concludes.

Seville: Electric Scooter City Tour

2. Seville: Electric Scooter City Tour

Bike tours are fine but an electric scooter tour is unique. You will explore the most important and beautiful parts of Seville, as the little squares that only the locals can find. Meanwhile, you will learn about the building's importance and history. The first stop will be the most popular bridge in the city, Puente de Triana, on the way to Maria Park where Plaza de España is located, we will see Palacio de San Telmo. After a ride at Plaza España, head to the city center. Find the most historical buildings in the city, such as the Real Alcazar, Cathedral, Archives of Indies, and the Royal Tobacco Factory. Before finishing and next to the river, we will see the Tower of Gold.

Seville: City Highlights Bike Tour

3. Seville: City Highlights Bike Tour

Uncover the legendary history, wonderful monuments, and unique hidden corners of Seville on a biking tour around the main districts of the city. Cycle along a scenic route at a leisurely pace, allowing you to take in the incredible views and insightful information given by your guide. Cross over the Puente de Isabel II to discover the charming neighborhood of Triana. Gaze at Santa Ana Church, the Torre del Oro, and Palacio de San Telmo, before moving on to the awe-striking Real Alcazar. Pass by the historic General Archive of the Indies and the Cathedral. Head over to Plaza del Cabildo and the Tobacco Factory, finally reaching the tranquil Parque de Maria Luisa to find the stunning Plaza de España. Ride back to the starting point and receive recommendations on how to continue your adventure in this magical city.

Seville: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

4. Seville: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Seville and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Sevilla as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Sevilla's most iconic landmarks including La Giralda Tower, Spanish Square, and Real Alcazar of Seville. Ride through Maria Luisa Park and the Guadalquivir river. See the Torre del Oro and the Real Maestranza bullring. Explore the streets of Sevilla and pass by the Cathedral on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Seville 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

5. Seville 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Stroll the fragrant alleys and historic streets of Seville's old town with a local guide, and marvel as more than 2,000 years of history is brought to life. Hear about the different cultures and civilizations that made the city their home over the centuries, from the explorers who set off to discover the New World to the city's Golden Age, gradual decline and re-birth in the late 20th century. Admire monuments such as City Hall on Plaza Nueva, one of the world's largest cathedrals and the Giralda bell tower in a former minaret. Pass the Archivo General de Indias, where documents about the history of the Spanish Empire are kept. Stroll through the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood and see an old tobacco factory. Admire the mosaic tiles of Plaza de España, see the beautiful Baroque façade of San Telmo Palace and the historic bridges over the Guadalquivir River before ending with a panoramic view from the new Metropol Parasol.

Seville: City Highlights Private Cyclo Tour

6. Seville: City Highlights Private Cyclo Tour

Departure and visit of the Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Later, we will go along the Guadalquivir River walk where we will observe the Gold Tower, Triana Bridge, San Telmo Palace and return to the Maria Luisa Park. During the tour the official guide will explain each corner of Seville.Departure and visit of the Maria Luisa Park and Plaza España. Later we will tour the old town from the cyclo and we will be able to observe the giralda, the cathedral, the town hall, the India archive.

Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

7. Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

Enjoy a private Seville tour for 12 hours with a private tour guide for 4 hours. A private luxury vehicle with chauffeur will pick you up and drop you off at your place of choice in Málaga, Marbella or Estepona. Seville is the capital of Andalusia. Its old town contains, among other remarkable monuments, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. After discovering the most important places of the city, get a walk to see its streets and try its famous gastronomy before your driver takes you back to your point of departure. Seville’s rich history starts as the Roman city of Hispalis. Later it became Muslim and became the centre of the Taifa of Seville after the collapse of Córdoba, until being incorporated into the Crown of Castile in 1248. As the gateway of the Spanish Empire's trans-Atlantic trade, it became one of largest cities in the world. The 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture. The 20th century in Seville saw the Spanish Civil War, the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition Expo '92. Get to know the landmarks of Seville that were witnesses to its history: - The Cathedral: The largest Gothic church in the world. Christopher Columbus was buried in it. Its bell tower, the Giralda, was the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. A Renaissance-style belfry was later added by the Catholics. The tower is 104.1 m in height and remains the most important symbol of the city. - The Alcázar: A royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile on the site of an Muslim residential fortress. A preeminent example of Mudéjar style, combining Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance structural elements. The upper stories of the Alcázar are still occupied by the royal family when they visit Seville. The TV show “Game of Thrones” has shot many scenes at this location. - The General Archive of the Indies: The repository of extremely valuable documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and Asia. The building is an example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. - The Plaza de España: A square built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and an example of Regionalism Architecture, with elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.. - The Royal Tobacco Factory: 18th-century stone building , now the seat of the rectorate of the University of Seville. - The Palace of San Telmo: Seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Government. Construction of the building began in 1682 outside the walls of the city, on property belonging to the Spanish Inquisition. - The Tower of Gold: Almohad river watchtower. It served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials. The third and uppermost level was added after the previous third level was damaged by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

From Malaga: Private Seville, Alcazar and Cathedral Day Trip

8. From Malaga: Private Seville, Alcazar and Cathedral Day Trip

Join this private day-trip and immerse yourself in the history of Spain on a day trip to Seville. Take in the views of the countryside as your guide drives you to this historic city. Seville is widely recognized as a historically rich, filled with culture, beauty, and tradition. Discover the wonder and mystery of Seville and learn about the Almohad Empire's history in Andalucia and the influence their culture has on the city today. Explore the old town and its charming streets, where you can discover Islamic influences wherever you look, such as the Giralda tower. Admire historical structures such as the University of Seville and the Royal Tobacco Factory. Visit the 17th-century San Telmo Palace, the Torre del Oro on the riverbanks, and the Isabel II Bridge across the Guadalquivir. Head over to the Macarena Basilica before viewing the Plaza de Espaa's bright tiles, which served as the showpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition. Visit Plaza Espana, the Murillo Gardens, and the Old Town and Jewish Quarter while exploring the heart of the historic city. Discover Seville's majestic Cathedral. This is the world's largest Gothic Cathedral; building began in 1401 and was not finished until 1506. Visit the Giralda Tower, which was previously a local mosque's tower and is now one of the three remaining Almohad minarets. Explore the Real Alcázar. This royal palace of the city of Seville is still in use by the royal family and also served as a shooting location for the famous HBO series Game of Thrones. The building has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987 and is therefore an absolute 'must see' when visiting the city. At the end of the day your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Malaga.

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What people are saying about San Telmo Palace

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Absolutely satisfied with the choice of tour, 4 hours is perfect to get a fair idea of the history of Seville and its best places. Less would certainly not have been enough and alone we would not have seen those places with the same eyes! Filippo was an excellent, cultured and comprehensive guide, his training as an archaeologist is perceived in the way he describes the places and their history. Highly recommended!

Super positive experience! Our guide, Filippo, showed us the beauties and curiosities of the city in an interesting and informal tour. Everything you would expect from a tour with a local. Recommended!!! You cannot visit Seville without a guide like Philip! Thank you

Thank you Leo for a wonderful river cruise! We enjoyed a lovely hour-long relaxing cruise with a drink, yummy olives and charcuterie. Leo was keen to tell us about Sevilla and the buildings along the way. We would definitely recommend this trip!

Our very good guide was from Russia. We truly enjoyed her & her knowledge of Seville

A great way to explore the city and learn about the history in the process!