Seville is a city full of corners to be discovered. On this tour we will show you the essential places that you can’t miss.
Some of the highlights of this tour are:
- The Alcázar. Declared a World Heritage Site, it is currently the oldest royal residence in Europe that is still in use. The wall of the Alcazar guards inside a thousand years of history. The Gothic Palace, the Mudejar Palace, the “Casa de la Contratación and the “Cuarto Real Alto” are some of the most important aspects of this palatial complex. Kings and explorers, artists and poets reveal their secrets. A complex of palaces and buildings of various styles and ages that tells us of betrayals and loves, great deeds of the explorers and royal weddings. Its garden, a re-creation of paradise, transports us to another time.
- The Jewish Quarter. Nowadays called the ‘Santa Cruz district’. Like other medieval Jewish Quarters throughout Spain, it still preserves its original layout. It was one of the most important Jewish communities of the 14th century, together with Toledo and Cordoba. This is without doubt one of the most charming areas in all of Seville.
- The Cathedral of Seville. Built on the remains of a Moorish mosque, it is today the third largest cathedral in the world. From the original Moorish building we can still find the sahn, or patio of ablution, today called the “Patio de los Naranjos (Patio of the Orange Trees). The other remainder from the mosque is the Torre Mayor, the old minaret, which is the famous “Giralda of Seville”, so called because of the weather vane that sits on top. The Giralda is the symbol of Seville. Among its many treasures, the cathedral houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus.