Real Alcazar de Sevilla
Real Alcazar de Sevilla
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • A J
    Stevenage, United Kingdom151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place
    Absolutely beautiful. Well worth the visit. Average admission price. Queuing was a pain despite having timed tickets. Staff didn't appear to speak English; strange considering the number of tourists. Beautiful architecture. Wonderful photo opportunities. Lovely quiet areas and tranquil pools. The gardens are absolutely superb. So many species of plants. Beautiful peacocks on the lawns. Incredible place and an absolute must to visit if in Seville. A map of the site would have been useful.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2023
  • redhead_roaming
    Seattle, Washington2,869 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favorite Sevilla Experience!
    We got here on July 28th, 2022 around 10am. I estimated 3 hours here but we only spent maybe 1.5hrs, but we also had twin toddlers with us. I think if you wandered around the gardens and really got to take your time. We weren't sure where to enter but it's at Puerta del León. A kind staff member on the other side of the building directed us where to go! Like many Game of Thrones fans, I had found out that this was the filming location for the Water Gardens of Dorne. It is so pretty, though I'm sure they had to do some CGI to cover up all the brown dirt paths! Right before we left, we stopped by the Baths of Maria De Padilla, the place where, in Game of Thrones, the Sand Snakes plot. It's so pretty in there and I really liked it. You can't get back to where they stood as they block you off from going too deep inside but nonetheless, it's so nice. I had noted that the highlights to see are the Hall of the Ambassadors/Throne Room (main showstopper), Courtyard of the Maidens, Courtyard of the Dolls and the Hall of Tapestries in the Gothic Palace. Like so much of Real Alcazar de Sevilla, they were all very beautiful! This was one of my favorite things we did in Sevilla!
    Visited July 2022
    Written June 27, 2023
  • TSinParis
    Paris, France2,207 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go Early for the Gardens
    We got there early (first entrance time at 9:30 I believe) and we were very ghlad we did. We toured the gardens first and it was delightful to wander around these beautiful gardens. Then we went inside and it was starting to be a circus; in addition, the rooms are mostly bare and not many explanations about how they were used etc. So we really didn't appreciate the inside of the buildings and we went back to the gardens. By that time there were hords of people - so take our advice, go early. Certainly worth a visit but be prepared for crowds.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • KLCOBRA
    Cincinnati, Ohio42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Cross Section of Seville Architecture
    Visited Seville with my wife and 2 20+ daughters. I thought this was a great museum to get a perspective of the the cultures that have Impacted this part of Spain. The Moorish part of the museum was exquisite. You have to want to go through all the rooms - I.e. don’t go when you are tired especially in 35-40 C degree temperatures. If you have young kids make sure you show them the Peacocks.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • TravelproA
    269 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Royal Palace in Seville
    magnificent and beautiful royal palace that you must visit in Seville! just to remind everyone that you do need to get there early in the morning to avoid the large crowd. if you go there in the afternoon, you would be ended up in a long line up at entrance
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Robert B
    Toronto, Canada110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place of magic
    Alhambra what? What a glorious place filled the mysteries of the past and still inhabited by the Royal family. On our first day we went late. There was an event that evening with white table clothes and busy people setting up gor an extravagant evening. The tapestries, some of the largest in Europe were magnificent. Some small understanding of how they are made left me wondering how such works of art could be completed in one persons lifetime. We went into some dark rooms with arched ceilings made of stone that used to be the baths. It was quiet and cool. We sat and chatted, eventually leaving the space. When we emerged there seemed to be something frantic going on. They were searching for us as the Alcázar was closed. We got a sort of Royal escort (at least that's how I'll remember it) having already decided we'd return the next day to luxuriate in the gardens and explore a small part of the castle we'd not yet seen. The next day we arrived at high noon and hurried into the shade of one of the magnificent gardens. We were already hot and sweaty so we lounged for some time before unpacking our small snacks and juice. I was quite content to stay put for a while but my partner was eager to explore the other gardens. They were well tended with paths criss -crossing inviting us to wander and explore all the spaces. After about two hours we went inside to explore the parts we'd not seen the previous day. We left just before closing in Aw inspired not just by the gardens but also by the incredible architecture, intricate mosaics, scroll work, breath taking tapestries and amazing ceilings. I'd absolutely love to visit again if ever I'm in Spain again!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Gregg S
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do Not Purchase the On-Site Audiotour
    The Alcazar is incredible and a must-visit when in Spain. But do NOT waste your money on the cheap audiotour offered on-site (inside the Lion’s Gate). The tour was clunky and uninformative, and the devices they force on you repeatedly stopped working, to the point that we shut them off and did most of the visit without them. When we returned the devices on our way out, the people became very nasty and condescending and refused to refund our money. Felt like we got scammed. Save yourself the frustration and hassle, hire a person to guide you through the unforgettable Alcazar buildings and grounds.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Naila
    Oman174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did it on our own
    We bought tickets and we entered the palace on our own without a guide. It is a beautiful historical place, but we didn't have anyone explaining it to us. We just walked around and enjoyed the beauty of it. We did this palace, and the next day, we went to Alhambra. If you are planning to go Alhambra, then you can skip this visit. It is more or less like Alhambra, but of course, Alhambra is on a bigger scale. You need to have any identification with a picture to buy the entrance tickets. Thank God we had digital copies of our passport, which was accepted. And you chose which slot you want to enter the palace. You can buy your tickets in advance for a later entrance.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Michelle1967_13
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place take ID
    Amazing palace and such a lot to see. Tip. Take ID with you as needed to gain entrance to the Palace. Walked around without a tour and probably in hindsight should have taken one as lots of hidden things we only knew by eavesdropping
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Sahadev B
    Bengaluru, India205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top 5 places to see in Spain !!
    Had an amazing tour of the Alcazar ! Took a guide who was superb ! The palaces , gardens and the history ....stories and legends .....culture and art ! Game of Thrones fans ......setting for Kingdom of Dorne ! Highlight of our Seville trip ! Top 5 places to see in Spain !
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
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melvyno
East Grinstead, UK85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We got there for 9.20 as the doors open at three 9.30 The prebooked visitors start to go in first, but we were in and paid by 9.40am. Huge queues when we came out around 12.30pm. One outone in basis, so very slow entry.

Well worth a visit, although I couldn’t help comparing it to a very old version of topps tiles 😀
Written March 9, 2020
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Thanks for comment! We are glad you enjoyed the visit.
Written March 11, 2020
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited the Real Alcazar in early March before the lockdown in Spain. I had booked entry tickets online prior to visiting to avoid the queues; I strongly recommend this to ensure you can visit as they appear to daily limit on visitor numbers.

The palace itself is magnificent with all the decorative art with Koranic scriptures written all over. The colours are vivid as well. A very nice area are also the gardens as well. Being in spring time it was very pleasant to walk around in.

Some atmosphere is lost because of the crowds but it didn’t detract from my experience. To get full justice, I would suggest spending at least 3 hours as it is a huge complex.
Written September 14, 2020
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Phillip R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A visit to the Real Alcazar is essential if you visit Seville! The palace grounds are extensive and there is good signage, would strongly recommend using one of the audio tours the unit is 6€ and enables you to experience and understand many of the features of the building and grounds. We used one audio between the two of us which works very well. A hidden gem can be found in the gardens at the fountain of fame on the hour a 17th century water organ plays for a couple of minutes this organ is one of only 3 in the world! (#66 on the audio tour)
Written January 18, 2020
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Thank you for your visit Phillip.
Written February 10, 2020
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ToniaLuvsTravel
Denver, CO522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited here as a family of five, with kids ranging from 13 years old to 17 years old. Everyone enjoyed it and was impressed with the entire thing. It is a very interesting place with decorations and style of the Moors and the Christians. At several points in history, each were in charge of it. The gardens are a must see, quite spectacular up close and from a second story window. Walking into the admirals chambers where queen Isabella received Christopher Columbus after his second voyage to the New World was amazing! It is 100% worth going to this magnificent building, both for the art and for the history. We took a paid guided tour and it was worth it so that we could find out all of the interesting stories that you don’t get by looking at it alone.
Written February 6, 2020
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Thank you for your visit. We´re glad you enjoyed the visit with the whole family.
Written February 10, 2020
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Kate F
Scottish Highlands, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Booked in advance online, definitely worth doing as long queues even in early January to get in if not pre booked. Breathtakingly beautiful, especially loved the gardens - less crowded. Paid for 6 of our family to have audioguide, only one of the six handsets really worked, and erratically at that, making us feel irritated in a space which is otherwise serene.
Written January 4, 2020
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Peter M
Abingdon, UK59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited in January, which was dry and sunny but cold. There was no queue but I imagine at peak times it would be very different. Entrance was 10 euro per person with some concessions. The audio guide is a good investment (6 euro) as the historical and architectural issues are clearly explained and are good at maintaining interest. It’s a fascinating set of buildings and gardens developed over hundreds of years by the Spanish Royal families. Even in January the gardens were also impressive.
Written January 14, 2020
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Ali_travels2
Stevenage, UK477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The palaces are absolutely beautiful. The blend of the different ages can clearly be seen in the architecture and the Moorish section is particularly beautiful (see photos). The gardens are breathtaking and this time of year all the orange blossom is out so they smell amazing as well!! I would recommend doing a guided tour (we used apie) because there's a lot to see and without any explanation I think it wouldn't mean as much. Entry was 12.50 EUR which I think was pretty reasonable considering it took is about 3 hours to do it all.
Written March 10, 2020
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Thank you very much! We are very happy to know that you liked Real Alcázar!
Written March 11, 2020
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Elle1nad
Hereford, UK354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
After attempting to beat the queues arriving at 8.30am we didn't enter until 1.30pm. Crazy long time in the queue even in December. Booking is definitely advised or going in with a tour group to get in early.

It was very beautiful inside, with very intricate architecture. The audio guide was very informative - without it you wouldn't get the full experience.

The gardens are spectacular and the palm trees are huge!

I did enjoy the visit however I'm not sure anything can justify a 4.5 hour queue... so pre-book.
Written January 5, 2020
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Mark C
Cambridge, UK1,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Similar to parts of the Alhambra in Granada, although on a smaller scale. That being said, it's still large, both the palace and the grounds / gardens. It took us just over 2 hours to visit.

It can get very busy and we were advised by our hotel to book online after arriving in Seville. This is an easy process with a 1EUR charge. If you are organised enough, there is a free slot on Monday that you can book for (paying only the 1EUR booking fee and saving yourself EUR11.50).

We visited from 15:30 until closing time (17:45 in February) and although busy, it was not oppressive.
Written February 4, 2020
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Thank you for your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written February 10, 2020
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Laurel M
Calgary, Canada848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I bought entry tickets (€12.50)and audio guides (€6) online well before arriving in Sevilla. There is a separate line for those with tickets at the Lion’s Gate entrance and you can get in line 20 minutes before your timed entry. There was another fairly long line, once inside, waiting to pick up audio guides. Once we had these we started a self paced tour. You can go through the site in any order you want. We found that because the sign outside each building and room was in Spanish and English and you’re mainly looking at the gorgeous tiles, mosaics and architecture, you don’t really the need the audio guide. The ceilings are amazing!

We spent lots of time in the gardens and loved the Seville orange trees, many still with fragrant orange blossoms. There are lots of places throughout the entire site to sit and there is a cafe as well as several restroom areas. We spent 2 1/2 hours here.
Written February 23, 2020
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Thank you for your recommendation, We´re glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written February 24, 2020
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