Step back in time and explore the rich history of lovely Seville on this fascinating walking tour.
View the beautiful Royal Palace with its exquisite Moorish architecture including vibrant mosaics and frothy stucco work. Enjoy the lovely gardens with their citrus and myrtle trees, tinkling fountains and sparkling pools.
Admire the majestic Gothic Cathedral, one of the largest in Europe and a potent symbol of the wealth of medieval Spain. Climb the iconic Giralda Tower for eye-popping views of the city and the statuary around the Cathedral.
Fall under the spell of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter with its narrow, twisting lanes and romantic, hidden squares scented with orange blossom.
Hotel pick-up is included for your convenience and an expert guide will accompany you on the tour.
At the start of your Historical Walking Tour – Seville you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the oldest part of town to meet your guide. You can also join the tour from Andalsur Excursiones' terminal at the city center.
First stop on the guided walking tour will be the Reales Alcazares (Royal Palace). This historic masterpiece dates from the 14th century and was originally a Moorish fort. It provides a perfect example of the distinctive ‘mujedar’ style – an attractive combination of Islamic and Christian influences. The upper levels of the Palace are still used by the royal family as their official Seville residence.
As you tour the Palace, you will see brilliantly colored and crafted Moorish mosaics and exquisite plasterwork. You can also enjoy the enchanting gardens with their palm, cypress, myrtle, mulberry, and citrus trees set among courtyards, glittering pools and fountains.
The tour includes Seville’s magnificent Gothic Cathedral, on the site of a former mosque. Built to demonstrate the might of Christian Spain after the defeat of the Moors, this vast cathedral is the third largest in Europe after St Paul’s in London and St Peter’s in Rome.
The interior of the Cathedral is lavishly decorated in gold. Among many features of interest are the world’s largest altarpiece with 45 carved scenes from the life of Christ, the 15th century stained glass windows and the tomb of the explorer Christopher Columbus.
Two parts of the original mosque can still be seen in and around the Cathedral: the Moorish entrance court and the Giralda, originally a minaret, converted into a bell tower.
The Giralda is one of Seville's most enduring icons. You can ascend the tower by way of cleverly designed ramps. It’s a long climb to the top – 100 meters (330 feet) but you will be rewarded with stupendous views of the city and the Cathedral roofs.
The excursion also includes a visit to the Santa Cruz Quarter.This charming district was the former Jewish neighborhood of the city. Discover the enchantment of its narrow winding streets, flower-filled courtyards, fountains and small squares full of orange trees.
The walking tour lasts 3 hours.
We had an amazing time in Seville. i cannot remember the name of the guide, but he was a darling man. His stories and knowledge of the monuments were brilliant. We loved it....Zeenat Ebrahim
We went on a walking tour of Real Alcazar, the Jewish Quarter and the Cathedral. Maria was a wonderful guide. She kept an efficient but comfortable pace. She took the time to...Dhilip Purushothaman
Daily except Sunday & Monday
3 hours 30 minutes including pick-up
Pick-up from Seville hotels: at 1045h (10:45am) & 1115h (11:15am)
Pick-up from Andalsur Excursiones: at 1115h (11:15am).
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes including pick-up
Your hotel in Seville.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Alternative pick up point: Office of Andalsur Excursiones, Avenida de la Constitución, 5.
Tour ends at Office of Andalsur Excursiones, Avenida de la Constitución, 5.
Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the exact pick-up time.
Please provide your phone number, hotel name and email address.
Spanish and English speaking guides available (French, German and Italian on request). Please state your language preference at time of booking.
The Cathedral may be closed on days when there are special Masses. Entrance to the Royal Alcazar (Palace) may be restricted if the royal family is in residence.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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