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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  • Everything about each room within the Alcazares awes. The guided audio tour is informative and quite detailed; but on top of this, consider a second visit, this time with a local guide who can share.....  more »
  • Before visiting Real Alcázar, I was not sure what to expect. The palace complex is breathtaking, every part of this place seems to be full of stories from the people who lived there. In addition, it.....  more »
  • Although the queue was long and the temperature high, it definitely worth the waiting. One of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen in my life. You feel like you live in ancient times, the...  more »
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  • I highly recommend visiting the palace! Even in the winter months the gardens are interesting and varied, weaving in through the various courtyards. The rooms themselves hold many incredible details, but are never so large that they lose their intimacy. I only wish we allotted more time! Make sure to buy tickets online, which many reviews mention. We took the advice and breezed right in. You are definitely going to need three hours to comfortably experience all of the palace. It's worthwhile to enjoy all it has at a relaxed pace.
  • Beautiful palace in the centre of Sevilla. Easy to find and is close to other attractions and restaurants in the centre. Impressive textiles and structures to admire. It’s very easy to spend many hours here on a warm day. There are many gardens and peacocks that makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Buy tickets before hand to avoid the long line ( which starts early). The line can be roughly an hour to wait but we’ll worth it.
  • A wonderful part of Spanish history and an amazingly beautiful place. I suggest skipping the audio rental. Pre- buy your tickets but do get there early. As soon as you get in, skip the inside stuff and head into the gardens. You can see the inside areas at the end but getting into the gardens alone ahead of the crowds is wonderful. Savour the 15 to 20 minutes alone before the other tourists catch up to you. Then before heading inside stop for a coffee at the small cafe on-site. Enjoy!
  • A wonderful place. You should reserve at least half a day if you want to be able to see and enjoy most of it. It is a work of art and the gardens are beautiful. You should be aware that the only functional entrance is the one near the Cathedral. If you want to visit the royal chambers you should have 1 eur at you for the locker and you should also be aware that you can't take the phone or camera with you inside when you visit them; they will be left in the lockers. You should also reserve the ticket online if you want to make sure you'll be able to see the chambers and be there in front of the entrance to the chambers with at least 10 minutes before the hour written on your ticket.
  • A must see for sure. Book your entrance ticket in advance!! I don't know what I liked more, the inner courtyards or the different gardens. I also booked a separate ticket for an upstairs area of rooms, that part was alright. The real place that will take your breath away is the inner courtyard with all the tiles and Arabic writing. It's unlike anything you've ever seen before!

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