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Experience living history on a guided tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville, the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. Built primarily during the 1300s, this World Heritage–listed site is one of the country’s finest examples of Moorish architecture, featuring a myriad of exquisitely decorated rooms, lavish gardens, paved courtyards, and sparkling ponds. Originally used as a fort, the site was reconstructed and vastly expanded numerous times over the centuries. The upper levels of the palace are still the official Seville residence of Spain’s royal family. When you visit, be sure to check out the room where Christopher Columbus’ journey to the Americas was planned. Advanced tickets are available online. Try to time your trip for one of many musical concerts regularly held in the gardens. Take a look at our Seville itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Royal Alcázar of Seville and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Royal Alcázar of Seville
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour with Priority Tickets
Duration: 3h 30min
Tours from $55 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Duration: 3h 30min
Tours from $54 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcazar of Seville Reduced-Group tour
Duration: 1h 30min
Tours from $40 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcazar of Seville Early Access English Tour with Optional Cathedral & Giralda
Duration: 1h 30min - 3h
Tours from $37 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket
Duration: 1h 15min
Tours from $40 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line
Tours from $70 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Walking Tour Alcazar and Cathedral in Sevilla
Tours from $156 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcázar of Seville Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)
Duration: 1h 30min
Tours from $35 ›
Royal Alcázar of Seville reviews
It's worth seeing if you have time and if you haven't visited Alhambra or have no plan to go to Alhambra in the near future. But if you do, this is very underwhelming in comparison. I could barely...
It's worth seeing if you have time and if you haven't visited Alhambra or have no plan to go to Alhambra in the near future. But if you do, this is very underwhelming in comparison. I could barely... more »
Beautiful palace - like a smaller Alhambra with beautiful gardens. Read up on the history first or get a tour - the audio guide is rubbish and seems to be narrated by Norman Collier’s cousin (one for.... more
Beautiful palace - like a smaller Alhambra with beautiful gardens. Read up on the history first or get a tour - the audio guide is rubbish and seems to be narrated by Norman Collier’s cousin (one for.... more »
Simply stunning. Would definitely recommend a visit although you should buy tickets online in advance as the queue to purchase on the day can be crazy. Amazing photo opportunities as the place’s...
Simply stunning. Would definitely recommend a visit although you should buy tickets online in advance as the queue to purchase on the day can be crazy. Amazing photo opportunities as the place’s... more »
Incredible palace. One of the best I’ve seen in Europe. The gardens are exquisite and pleasant to stroll through. We arrived at 11:30 (buy tickets online to avoid the ticket line) and we entered with a lot of people. Within an hour everyone dispersed and it felt somewhat empty. The weather was amazing so we spent a lot of time in the gardens. Don’t forget to check out the maze. That’s a fun thing to do. After spending some time with the peacocks and checking out the bathhouses, we made our way back inside and revisited the many different rooms as well as the bath house. Everything is so well maintained and the entire facility is its own maze but well worth the visit and worth getting lost inside. My favorite room was the tapestry room. That contained tapestries from several hundred years ago and also told stories from great battles to eloquent religious images. Upstairs contained the plates, dishes, tiles, and other smaller items. It also included great views of the courtyard as well as other views of the gardens. As you near the exit of the property, there’s a really nice cafe and the exit puts you in another courtyard with lots of street art and vendors selling cool goodies. We bought a picture/painting so now my wife gets to lug that around for the rest of our trip lol
Amazing way to spend a day in Sevilla. The grounds are well kept, the history as rich as it gets and even the crowds seemed tolerable. The gardens were occupied with peacocks and other small animals and the ponds were filled with fish and ducks. Overall a nice refreshing visit to Ottoman influenced architecture while in Spain. Tickets were available to purchase when we arrived. Our time to visit was just 40 minutes away so a walk around the church grounds was sufficient before lining up. We were able to enter 15 minutes before our assigned time so no need to wait the full wait time.
Bought tickets on line but very quiet the day I visited, so was able to walk straight in. Some stunning architecture; don't forget to look up and check out the beautifully ornate ceilings! One of the highlights for me was walking around the gardens. Free entry, but not until after 4pm, on a Monday; may try next time, but for a first visit, give yourself plenty of time to wander around leisurely. (I was there for nearly 4 hours - recommend you take drinks and snacks, to sit and enjoy in the gardens).
Beautiful. Old Islamic architecture has so much attention to the finer details. It is absolutely stunning. We visited in July. It was too hot, temperatures were 49°C plus. We were not able to see all the gardens due to it being so hot. Would not recommend visiting in the summer months. Plan on spending at least 3-4 hours just to look around. More if you would like to relax and appreciate the palace and gardens.
A very beautiful palace to visit in Seville. When you walk inside the palace, you can directly feel the mediterranean style found on the accents of its interior. It was indeed a very nice palace. It is also known to be one of the places where "Game of Thrones" was filmed. The palace has a very big garden area where you can spend a lot of time - it is very beautiful. I recommend you to buy tickets online. This is a must visit place if you are travelling to Seville.
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