We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alcazar

Plaza del Triunfo, s/n | Santa Cruz, Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
Website
Update attraction details
As featured in 3 days in Seville
Ranked #2 of 118 attractions in Seville
Book a Tour

Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.
Write a Review

4,466 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3,428
    895
    134
    4
    5
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We all just loved the Architecture and history of the building. The gardens were truly tranquil to walk around after the hustle and bustle of the city itself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Take your time to stroll through the courtyards and admire the architecture. It's stunning. Beautiful tile details.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

so much to do and wander though. We had a radio guide which really helped a great deal to understand the palace

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. Absolutely worth the time for a visit. The examples of Moorish design are stunning and the garden is beyond compare. If you're a little drained from the hustle and bustle, walking near the water features and smelling all of the roses will really be a treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapin, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend getting the audio headsets. There are so many areas to see, and it was nice just being able to listen to the narrations rather than reading all of the plaques. We kept thinking we were at the end, and then we'd happen upon another room. The tile work and ceilings were incredible, and our daughter especially loved seeing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

the Alhambra in Granada is fab, this is bigger and better. You could easily spend a day here. I went on my own but probably worth getting a guide as there is just so much. Spend time in the gardens - lose yourself there

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollongong, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We waited for 45 mins in a very long queue for tickets. Inside is very nice, gardens quite nice. Pleased we visited it, but if you have been to Al Hambra in Granada, you cannot help but compare them, best to here first. If you plan to buy a ticket to visit the Upper Palace, be aware it is only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lugano, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

if you are a pensioner, you need to prove it by carrying your identiy card - then you only pay 2 Euros (instead of 11) to enter - but it is worth it even at the full price. You need easily 3 hours - and more to explore the parks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheeling, West Virginia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I have toured the alcazar 2x now...but still amazes me how intricate the designs are! The students really liked it especially since we couldn't make it to Granada!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orebro, Sweden
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and very varied palace with amazing gardens. Very interesting altarpiece with the colonial theme, and like the rest of Seville a reminder of the very good fortunes of the city in the middle ages and later. The peacocks in the garden were a bonus.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Alcazar also viewed

Seville, Province of Seville
Seville, Province of Seville
 
Seville, Province of Seville
 

Been to Alcazar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Alcazar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing