Guided tour in Seville

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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Are you looking for a guide in Seville to take a quality guided tour of Seville? Someone passionate to help you discover the city and get off the beaten track? In this article I leave you my precious contacts to put you in direct contact with the Florentine guides during your visit to Seville.








Capital of Andalusia crossed by the Guadalquivir, Seville has about 2 million inhabitants. It is a metropolis with a rich past and for good reason: its artistic heritage makes it a popular tourist destination in Europe.


Its monuments, the many artists who were born or lived there, its history, traditions and climate all contribute to its fame.

1) Guided tour of Seville - the iconic Alcázar

How not to start this article with a guided visit to the Alcázar of Seville! If you only have to do a guided tour in Seville, this is it!

To book your guided tour of the Alcàzar, click here or, it's up to you to compare. just to get the skip-the-line ticket and avoid waiting 1 hour

  • But what is the Alcázar of Seville?

The Alcazar is a fortified palace built by the Umayyads of Spain. It is considered the most notable example of Mudejar architecture. It is a must during your stay in Seville.

Even today, the Alcázar welcomes the Spanish royal family during their stays in Seville.

We cannot talk about the Alcázar of Seville without mentioning its gardens, which thanks to the Mediterranean climate (hot and dry summers, mild winters) allow magnificent plants to flourish and on extremely rare occasions.

The flower color palette goes beyond our conventional knowledge. I loved it and I still remember very well the scent of orange blossoms, jasmine and flowing water.



These gardens could certainly represent paradise! However, be careful not to lose sight of your guide, these gardens are a veritable maze!


To capture all the subtlety of the place, and the history of Seville that emerges from it, do not hesitate for a second to take a guided tour. I recommend Elena, affectionate, passionate, educator and very professional, she is the ideal guide.


I appreciated the fact that I didn't have to wait in line, in fact with Elena you have priority. Also, I was able to stay there after the visit to further memorize this magnificent place.

  • To book a group guided tour (check language).

The Alcázar is really a must see in Seville, you cannot go to Seville without visiting the Alcázar, for me it was the favorite with the Plaza de España. Anyway, you need at least the skip-the-line ticket (link).

2) Seville guide - Seville Cathedral

Another emblematic site of Seville is the famous Seville Cathedral and its Giralda! It is also in this cathedral that you can admire the magnificent tomb of Cristophe Colomb!

As you can see, there are also a lot of people in the Cathedral, which is right in front of the Alcazar.

  • Just skip the line to the Cathedral and its Giralda (link 1 and link 2 to compare prices and availability).
  •  to see other activities, it's up to you to compare.

Here is a video inside the Cathedral of Seville:



This magnificent Gothic-style cathedral was built in the XNUMXth century, it is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Entry for retirees (but you will still have to queue), and for the disabled it is free.



Later it may be interesting to take a guided tour in Seville to visit the Cathedral of Seville, you can do it either by joining a group or in private, do not hesitate to contact them.

  • Just skip the line to the Cathedral and its Giralda (link 1 and link 2 to compare prices and availability).

3) Guided visit to the Jewish Quarter and Plaza de España in Seville

The Jewish quarter and one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Seville; It has a rich past, between truths and myths, it is a neighborhood full of history that only a guide can tell you!

The old Jewish quarter is located in the Santa Cruz neighborhood. It is made up of quite narrow pedestrian streets, with small squares here and there: restaurant, cafeteria, small shops ...

Some photos :

I loved this place; quiet in the morning and more lively but just as pleasant in the afternoon, life is good.

Victor is a young fan, official guide of Seville, you can trust him. Victor masters the elements of the place incredibly well, he always has a historical explanation, but also literary and anecdotes, thanks to him, you will notice many things that it was impossible (or almost) to see alone!

The visit ends in front of the Plaza de España, one of the most beautiful squares in the world.

Departure in front of the Giralda, visit time from 1h30 to 2h00. For more information or to book your visit with Victor, click here.

4) Guided tour of the Triana neighborhood and introductory flamenco course with show.

Victor is an official guide and offers a very comprehensive guided tour. It is about spending half a day by your side, discovering the emblematic places, learning about the stories and anecdotes of Seville, but above all, immersing yourself in the Andalusian atmosphere of the city.

The visit revolves around the following axes; the Torre del Oro, a replica of Victoria's nave, the Isabel II Bridge, the great market in Seville, the Esperanza de Triana… Víctor will also take you on board for an evening of theater, to enjoy a flamenco show.

Then you will have the opportunity to know this art with true professionals. And finally, because you have deserved it, it is time for a wine tasting.

It is usually the perfect day to immerse yourself in the heart of the Andalusian capital! For more information and / or to book, click here.

  • Did you know?

The Tour de l'Or is a military observation tower. It was built at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, during the Almohad domination, in order to control access to the city from the Guadalquivir. 

After the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, a period of exploration and colonization called Indigenous Races began. During this period, the port activity of Seville was concentrated in the Arenal (area east of the river and delimited to the south by the Torre del Oro and to the north by the Puerta de Triana). 

The Torre del Oro was then used as a storage place to protect the precious metals that the Spanish fleets regularly brought.

5) Guided bike tour of Seville

Visiting a city by bike has many advantages, especially when you want to see more!

The fact of being on a bicycle does not imply “intense physical effort”. I assure you right away: this is a ride.

Believe me, 10 or even 15 km by bike is much less strenuous than walking! Oh, and if you're not convinced, know that you can go for the "electric bike" option.

Carlos, your guide, will take you to see the María Luisa Park, the Plaza de España, the Torre del Oro, the Guadalquivir river, the Triana Bridge, the Cathedral and Giralda, the Alcazar, the Royal Tobacco Factory and many more . Other things yet!

The visit lasts 2 hours and takes place at the end of the morning or afternoon (at your choice). You can also book as a private group. For more information, click here.

Well here they are folks, this is where the article ends. I hope it allows you to prepare your stay more easily!

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See you soon!

Maxence

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