Royal Alcázar of Seville, Seville

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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.
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  • Our first visit was on a rainy day so not at its best but we enjoyed it enough to want to go again. It's a spectacular building, although to have a map would be good as it is quite difficult to work o...  more »
  • Beautiful Arab-style complex, alternating indoor premises with beautiful courtyards and gardens. If you visit Seville, this can not miss.
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  • Definitely buy your tickets online to avoid the wait. Get the audio guide but be forewarned that is not always easy to follow. Leave plenty of time to explore the gardens. At the Fountain of La Fama, ...  more »
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  • Probably my favourite spot in Seville. The history is fascinating. The architecture is absolutely beautiful. The colours and the tiles are stunning. And worth everyone going for a visit. I spent a good hour or two just roaming around and soaking in the natural beautiful of this place. Reminds me of Morocco in a lot of way to be honest. Highly recommend a trip here
  • Amazing place! I come here three times! Each time , Different experiences. It is also a shooting location for TV dramas games of thrones . The entire palace makes you feel like you come to the Arab world. And across the wall is Seville Cathedral. The palace is located in the city center and feels more like a paradise. Secret place hidden in the city.
  • A must see for your trip to Seville. Lots to see and a wonderful garden. However, the English language portions of the information signs are quite difficult to read as the text is a yellowish colour which is printed onto a beige background. The Spanish text is so much easier to read but that doesn't help if you can't understand Spanish! Expect to spend several hours here and don't worry too much about the queue to get in... it moves quite quickly. You can book in advance but apparently the pre-booked queue is often as long as the queue to buy tickets.
  • Amazing! Wonderful Shady squares in the stunning gardens. The scent of orange blossoms and jasmine all Around. Ponds full of fish and even peacocks wander around. The tiles all around the palace showing huge influence of middle eastern cultures. Well worth a visit. Book online to save the long queue to get in.
  • Great place for a fascinating visit and insight into the history of Seville. Very little I can add to other reviews other than to advise booking online for tickets to avoid the horrendous queues outside. When we went it was rather over-run by tour groups but one could escape these in the lovely and extensive gardens. The maze is worth visit, especially if you have children.
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