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Few landmarks in the world have withstood time to narrate the tale of centuries’ influence under a myriad of cultures and religions —  the Alcázar of Seville is exactly this. From the Iberians to the Muslims and Christians, the Alcázar has grown and flourished as a significant point of history in the city of Seville. Learn all about the dramatic history of Alcazar Seville: from the Moorish to the Christian dynasties and find the perfect way to plan your visit to Alcazar Seville.

Why visit Alcazar Seville

Why visit Alcazar Seville
  • To see the oldest royal palace in Europe still in use. The Alcazar was first built in the 10th century, and it has been continuously inhabited by royalty ever since. This makes it one of the oldest continuously inhabited royal palaces in Europe.
  • To admire the Mudéjar-Gothic fusion architecture. The Alcazar is a shining example of Mudéjar-Gothic fusion architecture, which is a unique blend of Islamic and Gothic styles. This architectural style is rare in Europe, and the Alcazar is one of the best examples of it.
  • To see the iconic Patio de las Doncellas. The Patio de las Doncellas, or Courtyard of the Maidens, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seville. This stunning courtyard is surrounded by intricate arcades and decorated with beautiful tilework.
  • To see where famous movies and TV shows were filmed. The Alcazar has been used as a filming location for many popular movies and TV shows, including "Lawrence of Arabia," "Game of Thrones," and "Kingdom of Heaven." This means that you can walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and explore the same places that they did on screen.

Things to know before booking your Alcazar Seville tickets

  • Guided Tours: For a comprehensive experience, consider opting for a guided tour. Guides offer insights into the rich history and architectural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Limited Accessibility: The Alcazar may have limited accessibility for individuals with mobility challenges. Some areas might be challenging to access due to architectural constraints.
  • Valid Identification: Ensure you carry a valid photo ID along with your ticket for entry. The ID might be required to match the name on the ticket.
  • Transport and Surroundings: The Alcazar is located in a vibrant area, but public transportation might not always be readily available. Consider tickets that offer transfer options or plan your transportation to and from the site in advance.

Which Alcazar Seville ticket is best for you?

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Skip-the-Line guided tours

Duration: 1 hr. 15 min. - 1 hr. 30 min.
Suited for: Travelers short on time
Starting from: €19.5

Why go for it?

  • These standard admission tickets will allow visitors to skip-the-lines at Alcázar Seville with knowledgeable guides.
  • The guided tour will allow you to learn all possible interesting facts and the history of Alcázar.

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Small group tour

Duration: 2 hours
Suited for: Small groups, couples
Ticket price: from €52

Why go for it?

  • Enjoy a more personalized and interactive experience. With fewer people, you'll have more opportunities to engage with your guide, ask questions, and delve deeper into the history and architecture of Alcazar Seville.
  • Perfect for those who want to avoid large crowds and enjoy a more tailored and immersive journey.
  • Embark on an immersive experience with a knowledgeable guide at the oldest royal palace in Europe classified as a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’.

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Alcazar Seville Fast Track Tickets

Skip the line tickets

Duration: 2 hours
Suited for: those with a time crunch
Ticket price: from €14.5

  • Skip-the-lines: These fast-track tickets allow you to skip the line and enter this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Professional Guide: You will be accompanied by a professional bilingual guide, who speaks both English and Spanish.

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Alacazar Sevilla Super Combo Tickets

Combo tours

Duration: Flexible Duration
Suited for: History enthusiasts
Ticket price: €47.5

Why go for it?

  • Tour the 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seville - the Real Alcázar de Sevilla, the Cathedral and the Giralda.
  • Have a professional bilingual guide accompany you so you can learn all about the 3 attractions.

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Alcázar Seville highlights

There’s plenty to explore and observe here, primarily Alcázar Seville's architecture. Here are a few highlights of the Alcázar that make it a historically significant monument.

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Puerta del León

One of the first sights you’ll witness at the Alcázar is the Puerto del León, also known as the Lion’s Gate. Situated atop a tall, red-maroon wall, is a wide ceramic panel featuring a heraldic lion holding a cross. The Puerto del León serves as the main entrance into the Alcázar and leads into the Patio del Léon from where your tour begins.

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Salón de Embajadores

The Hall of Ambassadors was used primarily for administrative purposes and receiving VIP guests by the likes of King Pedro. The principal architect behind this magnificent room is Diego Ruiz, a Seville craftsman from back in the late 1930s. The perfectly geometric pattern on the gilded ceiling is the highlight of this room, along with the intricately-detailed motifs and balconies that represent classic Moorish influence.

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Patio de las Doncellas

Patio de las Doncellas

Also known as the Courtyard of Maidens, legend says that this area drew its name from the fact that the ancient Moors demanded 100 virgins from the Iberian Christians as a form of tribute. The Moors invested heavily into the maintenance of the courtyards; watch out for the immaculately-kept gardens, mudéjar-style architecture and symmetrical pool.

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Palacio Mudéjar

Don Pedro -- commonly known as King Peter 1 -- while being a Christian ruler, employed Muslim architects and interior designs to build the Palacio Mudéjar (Palace of Peter 1). One of the most beautiful sections of the Alcázar, this palace is the ideal representation of Mudéjar art and heavy Moorish influence. Tip: Keep an eye out for the intricate patterns frequented across the walls and ceilings.

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Royal Apartments

The Royal Apartments at the Alcázar are a testament to the history of the monument and the city itself. Comprising 11 rooms, these apartments currently serve as the private chambers of the royal family. They can be accessed through a private visit; on this tour, visitors get a rare glimpse of the elaborate furnishings, architecture and tapestries that have been influenced by decades of Moorish rule.

Plan your visit to Alcázar Seville

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Alcazar Seville Tickets Facilities
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office on the day of your visit.
  • Guided tours: Guided tours are available in English and Spanish.
  • Audio guides: Audio guides are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.
  • Cafeteria: There is a cafeteria located inside the Alcazar where you can purchase food and drinks.
  • Restrooms: There are restrooms located throughout the Alcazar.
  • Gift shop: There is a gift shop located inside the Alcazar where you can purchase souvenirs.
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  • Photography is permitted in most areas of the Alcázar; in some parts, however, there may be a sign specifying that photography is not permitted, please adhere to this strictly.
  • Guide dogs and therapy or assistance animals with the corresponding accreditation would be allowed inside.
  • There's no specific dress code to visit the Alcázar of Seville. However, if you plan to visit the Seville Cathedral in the same day, you would be required to wear clothing that covers the knees and shoulders, since it is a place of worship.
Alacazar Seville Restaurants
  • Realcázar: A two-minute walk from Alcazar Seville, Realcazar offers Mediterranean dishes at reasonable prices.
  • El rincón de Beirut: This Lebanese restaurant offers a wide range of dishes. Their casseroles come highly recommended.
  • Arabesca: Here you can enjoy authentic Lebanese and Moroccan dishes in a traditional Moorish-styled setting.
  • Cristina Bistró: This contemporary Andalusian bistro offers traditional dishes made with artisanal products.
  • Mirador San Fernando: This restaurant offers Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines.

Alcazar Seville Nearby
  • Cathedral of Seville: The Roman Catholic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the fourth-largest church in the world as well as the largest Gothic church.
  • Plaza de España: Built in 1928, the Plaza spreads across 50,000 square meters, making it one of the most imposing plazas in Spain.
  • La Giralda: The bell tower of Seville Cathedral, La Giralda was built as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. 104.1 m in height, the tower continues to remain as one of the most important symbols of the city.
  • Torre del Oro: Torre del Oro is a dodecagonal military watchtower that was erected by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river.

Beyond Alcázar Seville

Outside the Real Alcázar, there are a few other important attractions in Seville that should not be missed out on.

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La Giralda

Towering over every part of Seville, a visit to the top brings to you a spectacular bird’s eye view of the city’s landscape. The tower was a minaret of Seville’s main mosque back during the rule of the Almohad Dynasty in the 1100s. With time, the minaret faced destruction and damage and was finally re-constructed over 73 years. It was completed sometime in the 1500s.

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Frequently asked questions about Alcázar Seville tickets

Are Alcázar Seville tickets available online?

Yes, Alcázar Seville tickets are available online for a hassle-free experience.

How much do the Alcazar Seville tickets cost?

Alcazar Seville tickets start at €14.50.

Do Alcázar Seville tickets include skip the lines access?

Yes, your Alcázar Seville tickets include skip the lines access, allowing you to bypass the waiting lines and head directly towards security check.

Are guided tours of Alcázar Seville available?

Yes. Guided tours are available. Depending on the ticket you choose the guided tours will be available in English, Italian, Spanish and French.

What is the cancellation policy for Alcázar Seville ticket?

It depends on the ticket you choose. The standard entry ticket does not provide any refund on cancelation, while the guided tour offers a full refund if canceled within the stipulated time period.

What are Alcázar Seville opening hours?

Alcázar Seville is open every day of the week. From 1 April to 14 September, it is open between 9:30 AM to 7 PM; from 15 September to 31 March, it is open between 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

Is the Alcazar Seville open everyday?

While the Alcazar is open every day of the week, it is closed on 1 and 6 January, Good Friday, and 25 December.

What is the best time to visit Alcázar Seville?

The best time to visit the Alcázar of Seville is during early mornings or right before closing for smaller crowds. Plan your trip between February to April so that you can walk around without experiencing heat or large crowds.

How long does a tour of the Alcázar Seville take?

It takes about 2 hours to complete a tour of the Alcázar.

How do I get to Alcázar Seville?

You can get to Alcázar Seville by train, bus or car. If you're taking the metro, alight at Prado de San Sebastian station. from here, the Alcázar is at a 3-minute walking distance.

Is Alcázar Seville wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most parts of the Alcázar have been made wheelchair-friendly, which includes elevator service.

Is photography allowed at Alcazar Seville?

Yes, photography is permitted in most parts of the Alcázar. The areas that are not allowed to be photographed have a sign saying so.

Is there a dress code to enter the Alcázar?

A. While there's no specific dress code to visit the Alcázar, if you plan to combine your visit to the Seville Cathedral on the same day, you would be required to wear clothing that covers the knees and shoulders.