Highlights of this tour
- Reales Alcazares (Exterior)
- Archivo de Indias
- Puerta Jerez
- Torre del Oro
- Plaza de Toros
- Plaza de España
Your top highlights of Seville tour starts at an agreed-upon location in the center. If you are coming from outside the center or the cruise port of Cádiz, we can arrange accessible transportation. Click here for more information.
During this walking/rolling tour, you discover the main highlights of this town. You are starting at the cathedral that was built on top of a mosque. It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world (the Saint Peter’s Basilica of the Vatican in Rome is not actually cathedrals). Moreover, after St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, it is the third-largest prayer house in the world.
After the cathedral, you see the exterior of Reales Alcazares. The Alcázar consists of several beautiful buildings and gardens in various architectural styles (Almohade, Mudéjar, Gothic, and Renaissance). The most striking is the mudéjar style, a mix of Arabic and Christian architecture.
The next stop on your top highlights in Seville tour is Archivo de Indias, which is one of the world’s most important archives. It houses more than 10 kilometers of shelves full of important documents from Spanish colonial history in America from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
You go through Puerta Jerez, which is the entrance to many sights of the city. One of them is the Torre del Oro (golden tower), one of Seville’s most famous monuments. You find the tower depicted on many postcards and souvenirs. Did you know that the Torre del Oro belonged to the old city walls and served to defend the city and the Alcázar (palace)?
Today it is 36 meters high and consists of three parts. The Torre del Oro owes its name to the fact that in the past, the second part seemed to be gilded, and a golden glow sparkled in the river. However, some associate her name with the gold that was stored in the tower during the colonial trade with South America.
Your last stops on this top highlights of Seville tour are Plaza de Toros and Plaza España.
Seville has the best known and oldest bullring in Spain. Construction began in 1733. The arena is officially called ‘La Maestranza’ and is still in use. The square of Plaza de España is one of the most visited monuments in Seville. It is a magical, remarkable square that hides more symbolism than what you can see at first sight.
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