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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)
Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

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Plaza del Triunfo, Seville, 41004

The Basics

The Alcázar of Seville ranks among the most-visited complexes on the planet and is included on many sightseeing tours in Seville (including Game of Thrones–themed tours). Aside from general admission tickets, which should be booked in advance, visitors have a few other options for touring the complex. It’s possible to book admission to the Royal Residence (Cuarto Real Alto) as part of an additional tour that often sells out early—it’s a good idea to book a guided tour of the complex or your entrance tickets ahead of time. Those with limited time to spend in the city can opt for a guided tour with skip-the-line access.

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Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral
Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral
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$40.00 per adult
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Rosa was amazing! Sites were incredible!
Rosa did a fantastic and thorough job! She was passionate about and proud of Seville, and her knowledge and love of this city flowed throughout this wonderful tour of must-see sites. Pleasant demeanor, happy, smiling, professional, friendly and easy to understand. Thank you! Highly recommend.
Sabina_T, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Seville

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Seville
Kate_P, Sep 2021
Private tour and tickets of Alcazar & Cathedral of Seville
Our guide Beatrice was great: very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very helpful at end of tour too finding us a lovely restaurant for lunch!
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Good working tour.
Bhelz_N, Sep 2021
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
Great way to see the top two sites in Seville. Tour is very informative. 3 hours is too long though and the tour guide spent too much time on small detail like the tiles or wall architecture instead of giving more general information about the history of the buildings etc.
star-5
Amazing experience, Breathtaking scene
Morgan_E, Aug 2021
Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket
Pablo was an amazing tour guide. He was super friendly, knew everything, told great historic stories and was fun. Would do another tour with him as my guide and the palace was obviously just amazing.
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A must see a n Sevilla!!
Wilfredo_M, Jul 2021
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
Excellent walking tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Sevilla and every area she took us. Beginning at Jardines de Murillo gave us the opportunity to appreciate the development of the area, the Jewish settlement and how Sevilla was won by Felipe III from the Arab people. Having the opportunity to go up to the top of the Giralda tower was a breathtaking experience as well as visiting the Christopher Columbus mausoleum. In sum, also a must have in Sevilla!!
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Alcazar is definitely worth seeing but check out was guide you get.
Thomas_L, Jun 2021
Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket
The Alcazar is outstanding but what added to the experience was the brilliant guide - Pueblo was excellent.
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It was Awesome 😊
2bzytrvln, Jan 2020
Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar Skip-the-Line Tickets
You really did get to go around the long line. If you're considering if it is worth it to get the tickets ahead of time, do it!
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Nice!
Jeffrey_C, Jul 2021
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
Our guide was great! She was personable and informative. I would recommend the tour. It was a nice way to get an overview of what we were seeing.
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A Great Tour of Alcazar!
Matthew W, Jan 2020
Full Tour with tickets in Alcazar of Seville (Priority Access)
We are so glad that we did this tour. Carmen our guide was fabulous providing us with a great overview of all the key elements of the site. Alcazar itself was truly breathtaking and we loved every minute spent there. Well worth it!
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Good, but too quick
Diana442013, Jan 2020
Alcazar of Seville Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
The tour was good, but very quick. The tour guide spoke very fast and we quickly went from room to room. I would have preferred a slower pace. I had a hard time understanding the tour guide bc he spoke so fast and with an accent. Also not enough historic detail.
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Amazing history
efisovich, Dec 2019
Alcazar of Seville Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Really excellent tour! Great tour guide , she was interesting and funny. I recommend to go there with here
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Game of Thrones Tour!!
brenda6112019, Dec 2019
3-hour Seville Cathedral and Alcazar Skip-the-Line Combo Tour
I have to say this was a dream and my tour guide was amazing!! She took her time to was very pleasant! I was very emotional visiting one of the sites of my favorite show in the world. Would definitely recommend this tour!
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A good introduction to the city
G_L, May 2021
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
First of all, Tania, the guide, deserves a medal for being a literal Rosetta Stone, speaking Spanish, French, and English on our tour. That said, a word of warning to the English speakers, I was bumped from my English guided tour to a Spanish/French one because I was the only English speaker booked for that day. You will still get plenty out of the tour, which, though long, still feels much too short to glean all you want to glean from these UNESCO World Heritage sites. There actually are long queues to get in these places, and I can't lie when I say it felt good to leave others roasting in the hot sun while we passed into the shade. You also tour the Santa Cruz neighborhood before getting to the Alcazar. A lovely introduction to only a part of this world-class city.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Alcázar is a must-see for first-time visitors to Andalucía.

  • Remember to bring water and sunscreen, as some areas of the palace have very little shade.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, and dress in layers, as conditions within the palace can vary.

  • Give yourself two to three hours to explore the palace complex.

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How to Get to Alcázar of Seville

The Alcázar of Seville is very centrally located near the Seville Cathedral. If you’re already in the city center, the easiest way to reach the palace is on foot. The Seville tram stops at the Archivo de Indias, located next to the palace.

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When to Get There

As one of Seville’s most popular attractions, the Alcázar can get busy. Plan to visit first thing in the morning to explore and photograph the grounds on your own before most tour buses start to arrive. To enjoy the royal palace gardens at their most beautiful, plan your visit on a sunny day. The complex is closed on Christmas, Good Friday, and during the first six days in January.

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Beneath the Alcázar

Not all of the Alcázar’s beauty is situated above ground—below the Patio del Crucero are the Banos de Dona Maria de Padilla, the beautiful and almost eerie underground cisterns that collect rainwater from above. It's said that the tanks were named after a beauty so ruthlessly pursued by Pedro I (often called Pedro the Cruel), who ordered much of the Alcázar's construction, that she disfigured herself with burning oil and became a nun.

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