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3-Hour Private Walking Tour Of The Royal Alcázar Of Seville

5.0

(7)

  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, History, Walking

  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Explore the Royal Alcázar of Seville, the oldest Royal Palace in Europe, still in use as the Spanish royalty's residence when they visit Seville. Learn interesting information about the Royal Alcázar and its magnificent architecture. 

Highlights
  • Marvel at the magnificent architecture with your licensed tour guide
  • Gain insights into the significance of the palace in Spanish history and in the eyes of the Spanish royalty
  • Explore the Royal Alcázar of Seville expand_more
    • This guided experience will take you inside the Royal Alcázar of Seville, the oldest Royal Palace in Europe, still in use! It was built by the Muslims from Damascus in the 10th Century and has been the residence of Spanish kings ever since. Even today, the palace serves as the Spanish Royalty's residence during their visit to Seville.
    • The palace has been a witness to a multitude of historical events that shaped Spanish history and heritage. The complex is vast, covering an area of 9 hectares and was completed in different phases. We will walk you through its most spectacular sections, with explanations and interesting anecdotes behind the magnificent architecture. For instance, did you know that the word "Alcazar" is not Arabic but is derived from the Latin word Castra Castoreum, which means palace? The Arabs added "Al" as a prefix to make "Al Castra". It later came to be known as "Alqsar" and finally "Alcazar," which means a fortified palace'.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee (if applicable)
Meeting Point

Royal Alcázar of Seville, Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • K

    Kasem

    Fun and engaging tour

    This tour was the highlight of our trip to Seville - we learned so much and had an amazing time!

  • Z

    Zion

    Perfect way to explore Seville

    The tour of the Royal Alcázar was the perfect way to discover Seville's rich history and culture.

  • A

    Arram

    This tour stunned me in every aspect

    The palace, still in use by Spanish royalty during their visits to Seville, holds centuries of history within its walls. As we explored its vast complex, we were intrigued to learn that the word "Alcazar" traces its roots to the Latin word "Castra Castoreum," meaning palace, before evolving into its Arabic form. The evolution of its name reflects the palace's rich cultural heritage

  • A

    Adam

    Impressive tour

    From its origins as a Muslim fortress to its transformation into a royal residence, every corner of the palace exudes historical significance. Learning about the intricate architecture and the evolution of its name from "Al Castra" to "Alcazar" added depth to our exploration.

  • H

    Harrison

    Oldest palace in Europe

    As the oldest Royal Palace in Europe still in use, it holds a special place in Spanish history. The palace's vast complex and fascinating anecdotes,

  • R

    Richard

    Architecture at its best

    The architecture blew my mind, it was mind-boggling

  • B

    Bjorn

    History with a Fresh Perspective

    The tour was fantastic! We really enjoyed having the chance to wander through the gardens afterward without feeling rushed. There were plenty of chances to ask questions, and our guide was awesome at gently correcting some of the "know-it-all" men when they got the history wrong. She had a wonderful way of sharing history from a fresh perspective that kept us engaged and intrigued.

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USD 264 / group
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Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)