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  • Address: Plaza del Triunfo, Seville 41004, Spain
  • Hours: Open daily. Oct - Mar: 9:30am - 5pm, Apr - Sept: 9:30am - 7pm. Closed on Jan 1 & 6, Good Friday, and December 25.
  • Admission: €9.50

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Alcázar of Seville Tours

Sights across the entire Spanish south have been shaped by centuries of Moorish and Catholic influence, and in few places is this more evident and captivating than at the Alcazar of Seville. This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s sprawling complex is made up of several features; the most picturesque is arguably the Patio de las Doncellas, with its tranquil ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace is especially noted.

The Basics
The Royal Alcazar 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.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Alcazar is a must-see for first-time visitors to Andalucia.
  • 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.

How to Get to Alcazar of Seville
The Alcazar 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.

When to Get There
As one of Seville’s most popular attractions, the Alcazar 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.

Beneath the Alcazar
Not all of the Alcazar’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 Alcazar's construction, that she disfigured herself with burning oil and became a nun.

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Fast-Track Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar, Seville, null
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Fast-Track Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar

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Discover a treasured landmark on this Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar. Glimpse the oldest royal palace (still in use) in Europe. See its sprawling courtyards, ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 69 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.34
Monumental Seville: Skip the Line Cathedral and Alcazar Guided Tour, Seville, City Tours
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Monumental Seville: Skip the Line Cathedral and Alcazar Guided Tour

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Make the best of your stay while in Seville and join the Monumental Seville: Cathedral and Alcazar Guided Tour and learn more about the history and fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.12
Alcazar of Seville Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour, Seville, City Tours
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Alcazar of Seville Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour

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During your time in Seville don’t miss the chance of visiting the Alcázar of Seville. This is one of the most representative monumental compounds in the ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Segovia and La Granja Royal Residence with Alcazar Entrance from Madrid, Madrid, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Segovia and La Granja Royal Residence with Alcazar Entrance from Madrid

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While you are in Madrid, don’t miss the chance to visit Segovia on a tour where you can admire the main attractions of this city, one of the most visited in ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
7-Day European Tour Exploring Spain and Portugal, Madrid, Day Trips
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7-Day European Tour Exploring Spain and Portugal

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Explore Spain and Portugal within 7 days, starting from the capital of Spain, Madrid, experience its magnificent and historical grandeur. You will continue ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $649.10
Seville and Osuna Guided Game of Thrones Tour, Seville, Multi-day Tours
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Seville and Osuna Guided Game of Thrones Tour

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Come to Dorne and Meereen and explore the Water Gardens and the Daznak´s fighting pit! You will have access to a lot of information about the shooting of the ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $71.33
Alcazar, Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter, and Synagogue Tour from Seville, Seville, Movie & TV ... 
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Alcazar, Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter, and Synagogue Tour from Seville

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Join this guided day tour and visit unique locations in Cordoba such as the Alcazar of the Catholic Kings, Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter and Synagogue. ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.83
4-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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4-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville

See the best of Seville by foot on this private 4 hour walking tour. Enjoy this personalized walking tour of Seville’s most important monuments and sites. Get ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.99
Islamic Seville Guided Tour, Seville, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Islamic Seville Guided Tour

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Enjoy a half-day guided tour to Barrio Santa Cruz, one of the most charming neighborhoods in Seville and witness the amazing complex of palaces of the Real ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.93
1.5-Hour Tour of the Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Half-day Tours
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1.5-Hour Tour of the Alcazar of Seville

Explore the fascinating and beautiful palace complex of the Alcázar of Seville and discover all the history of the hidden city among its walls and gardens ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.44

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