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Alcazar of Seville Small GroupTour

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Experience one of Seville’s top attractions during a small-group tour in the company of an art historian guide. Learn more than you would if exploring independently, enjoy personal attention, and beat the typically long queues thanks to skip-the-line privileges, which especially benefits travelers with limited time in the region.
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Natasha wrote a review 19 Jan
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
A long way up and hard work but worth it. People behind you so once you start you can; stop. The views at the top across the roofs are amazing and far reaching across the city. Location is great too, with lots of restaurants if you are hungry.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mairwen1 wrote a review 7 Jan
Sydney, Australia3,309 contributions1,856 helpful votes
The views over Seville, from the top of the 100m+ metre high bell-tower are amazing and are totally worth the effort of climbing the tower. You look right over the city, including the Alcazar and its gardens. Don't be daunted by the climb. It is probably the easiest bell-tower to climb in in Europe. It’s mostly ramps, with only a few flights of stairs. The ramps are quite wide and, unlike other centuries-old church bell-towers, you don't have the same claustrophobic sense of narrow walls and tightly winding stairs and you can rest and let others pass you at any stage if you need to. The slope is pretty gentle - the steepest part is at the bottom and the incline gradually gets easier. We were intrigued by the ramps and at first, we puzzled over why they were there but they are a hangover from the Cathedral’s previous life as a mosque when the bell-tower was a minaret. Every day (5 times a day), the muezzin would ride a donkey to the top for prayer-call. King Ferdinand III also rode his horse up as well when he took over Seville on Nov 23, 1248. His battle pennant was placed at the very top, flying over the city and announcing his victory to all below. The same 800 year old pennant is on display at the back of the Cathedral, under glass. Before you even start the climb, look for the small chapel beside the entry to the tower with St Justa and St Rufina beside a golden replica of the bell-tower. The two young sisters are the patron saints of Seville and were tortured and martyred during a period of particularly vicious persecution of Christians. When they refused to make offerings to a pagan statue of the goddess, Salambo, they were attacked by a crowd and then arrested. Justa was killed and thrown into a well. Her sister, Rufina survived being thrown into an amphitheatre with a lion, so they had her burnt to death instead. Once we’d seen this image of the sisters and the tower, we saw it repeatedly throughout Seville. As you are climbing, there are narrow slits of windows where you can get a closer view of high up gargoyles and there are several alcoves with displays. When you exit the tower, you will find yourself in the large courtyard, Patio de los Naranjos (patio of the oranges). The bell-tower, together with the courtyard, are pretty much the only reminders of the mosque. The courtyard was an important feature, where worshippers washed their hands and feet before daily prayer. Today, it is a beautiful space filled with orange trees. Before leaving, don’t miss the very strange crocodile. It’s easy to miss because it’s hanging overhead. The weirdest thing about the crocodile is that it was actually a romantic gift from the Emir of Egypt, who wanted to win the hand of King Alfonso’s daughter. It was alive when he sent it and he included other gifts too (like a giraffe). Not surprisingly the Emir didn't get the girl. Maybe he should’ve tried diamonds? TICKETS - The tower climb is included in your Cathedral entry ticket. We avoided long cathedral lines in February by going via the Salvador church in Plaza Savador and buying a combo Church/Cathedral/Bell-Tower ticket there. The Salvador Church is Seville’s second biggest church and is well worth seeing. It’s only 3 min from the Cathedral.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kimatkn wrote a review Nov 2020
Studham, United Kingdom162 contributions119 helpful votes
Bit of a climb but amazing views from the top. Gets quite busy and best to avoid peak times. The icing on the cake if you’ve walked around Seville - this way you can see it from above too!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Martyn Cymro wrote a review Sep 2020
Coimbra, Portugal3,108 contributions480 helpful votes
This former minaret was incorporated into the cathedral to which it is now attached. The old mosque which had been converted into a cathedral after the Christian conquest of Spain was destroyed in the earthquake of 1356, but had suffered years of neglect prior to that. The Giralda Tower retains many of it's original Islamic architecture, It is possible to go to the top up a system of ramps, not stairs, and the views over the city are very good, It is one of the tallest church towers in the world, and its design has been copied in several countries, including the USA and Russia.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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FTMDave wrote a review Aug 2020
Adria, Italy4,247 contributions324 helpful votes
Originally a minaret, the tower is now a Catholic monument and is next to the incredible cathedral. Climb to the top for great views of the city.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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