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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  • Kat
    Wirral, United Kingdom238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tips before you visit
    This place is beautiful and definitely a must see! Here are a few things to be aware of before you visit (we bought tickets for Real Alcazar & Cuarto Real Alto). - Buy your tickets online, especially if you want to visit Cuarto Real Alto, as you cannot buy tickets to this on the day, and it's definitely worth the small extra free. - When you receive your ticket, it will say, "the monument opens an hour before". It means you can enter the grounds up to an hour early, but you do not have to go that early. - However, I would recommend you get there around 30 mins early as the tour for the Cuarto Real Alto opens exactly 15mins before your ticket time (do not miss your slot). That way you have time to find the exact location you need to be at, get your bags scanned, and place your belongings in a locker before the tour (you need a €1 coin for the locker).
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 8, 2023
  • Rod D
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy, but impressive
    We took a guided tour to appreciate the history behind the palace, which helped, but even without that you can admire the architecture, the colourful tiles etc. It is busy though, and popular so it's sometimes hard if you want to take photos, waiting for crowds of people to pass through! The gardens, I imagine in spring summer must be well worth enjoying too, it was overcast and drizzly when we went, but in the sun I imagine it would add to the experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 9, 2023
  • KarenAzinger
    132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Moorish architecture! Not to be missed!
    Absolutely stunning Moorish architecture! For me, the Real Alcazar de Sevilla was more stunning than the Alhambra. Beautiful carved ceiling, colorful tilework, stunning plaster details combined with a soothing garden. If you are in Seville, don't miss a chance to tour the Real Alcazar.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • TheChief
    Manchester, United Kingdom701 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when Seville for the first time - simply amazing
    An incredible place to visit filled with stunning Moorish architecture. The site is expansive with beautiful sprawling gardens that still remain peaceful even though you are surrounded by tourists. We spent several hours here but you could easily spend all day immersing yourself in the amazing surroundings whilst exploring it's entire splendor. I'd imagine in the summer it could be quite hot to be outside in the gardens, we were fortunate with a moderate 20c that allowed us to comfortably indulge ourselves it's exquisite beauty..
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 17, 2023
  • Christine L
    Chepstow, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking!
    Some of the reviews of this amazing place are so unfair. Ok their website is ambiguous but I posted a question in Q & A on this thread and got a clear response, which I will pass on: senior discount ONLY for EU citizens. Neither UK nor Switzerland is in EU. For the sake of 5 euros you really shouldn't miss this wonderful palace, just do your research beforehand!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 25, 2023
  • nick9874
    Florida200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique
    This was almost like the mini alhambra although it is pretty large in itself. it is a shorter experience but still stocked full of history and worth seeing. Our guide provided a wealth of information.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can’t say it’s average but I couldn’t mark it excellent either- there is just no structure to how you visit
    As we discovered on Monday, Seville is often a "long weekend" jaunt" for tourists and despite being March the streets were very busy. Timed ticket entry prevails at the Real Alcazar and everything was sold out two days beforehand so if this is somewhere you want to visit buy your tickets on line well in advance. Once you have a ticket you still have to queue up to gain entry so be there 15-30 minutes before and remember, don't be late, and bring the ID you used to book the tickets or you may find yourself being declined entry even with a ticket! I paid for an audioguide rather than downloading the narrative from a QR code but to be honest, for the first time on this trip, I didn't find it particularly useful. There is no suggested route to follow either with or without an audioguide. Some of the rooms have lost their numbers and have names that do not match with the guide and I found the whole site a bit baffling. I wasn’t even sure at the end if I had seen everything. Notwithstanding my confusion there are some fine examples of tile decoration for which the palace is famous, Stepping out into the gardens it is easier to leave all the visitors behind and just revel in some solitude. There is a plan of the gardens that you can follow but with more than 20,000 plants, some were planted from seeds brought back from South America by explorers, I just enjoyed going for a stroll. You could easily lose yourself here amongst the 60,000 square meters of pools, fountains, water basins, and tiled benches.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2023
  • Zoe D
    Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful piece of history
    Beautiful piece of history to visit. I recommend going with a tour group to understand the history of the different rooms. Due to the time slots that are available with tour guides it will be busy but it is well worth it.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 1, 2023
  • Jane H
    Castelnau-de-Montmiral, France71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the entrance aggravation
    This really deserves a 5, but the entrance queue is chaotic… the sad thing is it doesn’t need to be, simple signs with time slots would suffice. They are rigid where the time slots are concerned, just go with the flow and don’t get worked up, once inside you will relax. Stunning is an understatement
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 1, 2023
  • WestofIre2013
    County Galway, Ireland94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable
    Exceeded expectations! A stunning place to visit while in Seville. Wandering the exquisite gardens in the April sunshine was a bonus. Recommend downloading the audio guide (€6) (can be done onsite) and following the suggested route on the app. It is simply stunning and so close to other main attractions. Must be booked in advance as time slots fill up quickly. Buy tickets at the ticket office there or on the official Alcazar website. Passports/Official ID checked on entry, bit that is stated in the terms & conditions of booking.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 5, 2023
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melvyno
East Grinstead, UK89 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, Canada2,103 contributions
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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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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, CO514 contributions
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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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myhighlands2016
Scottish Highlands, UK45 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, UK61 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, UK432 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, UK384 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, UK1,060 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, Canada856 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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