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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Royal Alcázar of Seville Reviews
Although it had many damages through the years, it is perfectlly restored. Arabic garden and fountain, rooms full of history and a castle which escape time. more »
This would probably be rated a 5 if we hadn't visited Catedral de Sevilla first. While it has beautiful buildings and gardens, it was very crowded; even in October. That being said, this is a... more »
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.
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