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  • Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Enter the cathedral and head over to 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 actually his. Learn about the history of the cathedral, which goes back to the 15th century. In 1248, the Castilian King Fernando III captured Seville from its Almohad rulers and transformed their great 12th-century mosque into a church. 153 years later, the city's authorities decided to replace the mosque, which had been damaged by an earthquake in 1356. This resulted in the staggering cathedral you see today, officially known as the Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede. It's one of the world's largest churches with notable works by Zurbaran, Murillo, Goya and others.

    Excellent. Sorry it was not possible to book tickets for the Palace Rooms at the same time...

  • 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. First see the beautiful Cathedral of Seville and its unique architecture. 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. Here 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.

    Very good tour The guide is very friendly, knowledgaable and made the tour really light, flowing, easy to follow

  • Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    3. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    Meet your guide in Plaza del Triunfo and head to the first stop, the Alcázar of Seville. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace, begin your guided tour. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were mixed together to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón, both featured in Game of Thrones. Admire the intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. Then stroll around the gardens filled with orange trees and peaceful water features.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Seville. On your guided tour, learn about the Cathedral’s important role in the city’s history, and the Islamic, late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences in the architecture.  Marvel at the magnificent 18th-century baroque altarpiece, and the elaborate organ. You can also visit the mausoleum where the r...

    Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

  • Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    4. Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The first stop is in the historic Paseo de Colon area, but you can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Travel back to the days of the Moors at the Torre del Oro, built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir during the Almohad Dynasty. Marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, experience the passion of flamenco at an historic sala, and wander among palm trees in the Alcázar Gardens. A multilingual audio guide in 15 languages is provided on board, with special commentary for kids. You'll get many perks and discounts with your ticket, including 2 free walking tours. Stops: 1. Paseo de Colon 2. Plaza de España 3. Acuario de Sevilla 4. Plaza de América 5. Plaza de Cuba 6. San Jacinto/Triana 7. Calle Castilla/Triana 8. Exposic...

    The bus was very great to see many attractions. We were able to take the tour with Alba. She was AMAZING! So kind and very informative. She gave us a thorough overview of the history of each moment and answered every question. If you want to see all of Sevilla in 1-2 days, this is your best bet!

  • Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    5. Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    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. End the tour at the Giralda, the city’s famous bell tower.

    Very nice tour of Alcazar and Cathedral. The guide was brilliant and provided many details and legends that made the tour fascinating

  • Seville: Cathedral Guided Tour with Priority Access

    6. 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.

    Really friendly and knowledgeable guide. We went on a Friday so not so busy. This is a great way to see this amazing place.

  • Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Guided Tour & Priority Access

    7. Seville: Alcázar and Cathedral Guided Tour & Priority Access

    Explore the soul of Seville through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's Islamic past, Christian roots and Jewish legacy. Start with a visit to the Alcázar. Home to 3 palaces, royal chambers, centenary gardens and chapels, the Alcázar has been the site of many dynasties. Travel through different periods of history and follow in the footsteps of the ancients. Discover for yourself why the monument was chosen for its beauty as the location for TV serials like "Game of Thrones."  Walk to Seville Cathedral to see the world's third-largest cathedral and largest Gothic church in the world. Built on the remains of a mosque, the vast monument reveals 900 years of history. At the end of the tour say goodbye to your guide, then climb by foot to the top of Giralda Tower to admire spectacular views across the city.

    Our guide was funny yet informative and made what could be a long tour very enjoyable.

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

    8. 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. 

    Would recommend splitting Cathedral and Alcazar tour into separate tours. 3.5 hours was a long time, standing,no break and trying to absorb so much information.

  • Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

    9. 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: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

    10. Seville: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

    Experience paddling at night, exploring Sevilla illuminated from the water. Nighttime is the best time to feel the energy of the water under your feet, and allows you to enjoy the city's many lights. You will meet just before dark to enjoy the colors of the sunset over the river. From there you will paddle into the night, adventuring through the center of the city and checking out the beautiful sights. You will paddle through the Guadalquivir River, passing by the most important monuments of Sevilla including Torre de Sevilla, Puente de Triana, Torre del oro, as your guide fills you in on some historic secrets of the city. You will paddle round-trip from San Telmo Bridge to Cachorro Bridge, traveling the same route but on the other side of the river for your return journey.

    H’ was our guide, he was very helpful and a genuinely nice guy. Thank you for helping us stand up our the paddle board for the first time. Great sunset, paddle boarding, chatting. We just loved it. Can not recommend them enough. Great fun... thank you!

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What people are saying about Giralda

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13,554 reviews

Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

Our first time paddle boarding and Paulo and Jamie really looked after us. Beautiful sunset, funny informative guides. So much fun, a Sevilla highlight!

A great experience, highly recommend it to anyone! A lovely way to see the city at night and the guides were very kind, helpful, and fun.

A very beautiful and educational tour of the castle and cathedral, the guide was wonderful!

Beautiful and very interesting our guide mastered his subject well