The Historic and Cultural Sevilla
The Historic and Cultural Sevilla would be the route you shouldn´t miss if you only have one day in the city. We will visit the Real Alcazar, the Santa Cruz Neighborhood and the Cathedral with its Giralda Tower.
Approximate Duration: 3,30h
Plaza del Triunfo (Triumph Square)
We start our visit in one of the most well known places of the city, the Triumph Square. It is a common meeting spot for our tours since it is where many of our routes start and/or end.
Reales Alcázares (Royal Palace)
The Royal Alcazar of Seville is a cluster of palaces surrounded by a wall which origin goes back to the XIth. Century.
The Alcázar is divided in multiple buildings (The Lion´s Gate,Hall of Justice, the House of Trade,the Mudejar Palace, the Gothic Palace)and splendid gardens . We will end the tour at the Patio de Armas which leads to the Santa Cruz neighborhood.
General admission: 11,50 €
Barrio de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Quarter)
This section of the city was once a part of the Jewry and today is the most touristic and picturesque area of the city.Its maze of narrow, intrincate streets served as a perfect background to the different Operas inspired in Seville, such as Carmen, Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville.
Doña Elvira Square, Venerable Square or the Water´s Alley are some of the most visited places in the city.
We can also admire some of the typical Patio-Houses, with ist flowers and its ceramic decoration.
Cathedral and Giralda
Its complete name is Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla (Saint Mary of the See) and it is the largest gothic cathedral and the third-largest cathedral in the world. The Cathedral was built on top of the XIIth Century Mosque, from which there are still today some remainings left, and it has received influences from multiple artistic periods (Almohad, Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque)
This temple is not only well known for its numerous images, alters, gates, patios and choir, but it is also known worldwide because of its Giralda, the most important remaining from the original mosque and today one of the most impressive bell towers in the world, with 24 bells and almost 100 meters high. Not only that, but the Cathedral is also known for containing the remains of Christopher Columbus.