How to visit the Real Alcazar in Seville (and book tickets)

Entrance to the Real Alcazar of Seville

It is an essential visit in your trip to Seville well, along with the Cathedral and the Indian archives, he Real Alcazar has the statement of World Heritage by Unesco.

For this reason it becomes one of the places that you must contemplate in your travel plan to the capital of Andalusia.

Located next to the aforementioned Cathedral of Sevilla and the popular Santa Cruz neighborhood, this monument is actually a large palace complex, so it is also known as Reales Alcázares.

Corner of the Real Alcazar of Seville

Real Alcazar history of Seville

The origins of Real Alcazar of Seville They date back to the initial period of the Arab occupation, although the main constructions were carried out as of the 10th century.

Since then this fortification became the representative place of power in the city of Seville, as the residence palace of the emirs, and after Christian kings.

During the centuries after the arrival of the Christian kings It was expanded with new buildings of different architectural styles, from the Mudejar and Gothic, to the Baroque, and even the Renaissance.

Courtyard of the Maidens in the Real Alcazar of Seville

As a reference to verify its importance, I will tell you that it is currently the palace where the kings of Spain on his visits to Seville.

Now, given the high demand of tourists, for visit the Real Alcazar of Seville there is a limited access fee, which does not exceed 750 visitors a day.

Therefore, it is almost done essential to book your tickets in advance, more in the case of going to visit it during the holiday season, weekends and bridges.

Real Alcazar Seville Schedules

The schedules to visit the Real Alcazar of Seville they are, every day of the week, from April to September, from 9.30 to 19 hours, and from October to March, from 9.30 to 17 hours.

The complex is closed for visits on January 1 and 6, Holy Friday and December 25.

Ambassadors Hall in the Real Alcazar of Seville

Real Alcazar de Sevilla ticket prices

The ticket prices they are, the general one to visit the ground floor and the gardens, 11.50 euros; and in the case of retirees and students from 17 to 25 years old, 4.50 euros.

For visit the Royal High Quarter, the price of the additional ticket is 4.50 euros.

Disabled people and children under 16 have free admission, as do citizens residing in Seville.

The general public can visit the Real Alcazar of Seville for free, from April to September, Monday from 6 pm to 7 pm, and the rest of the year, Monday from 4 pm to 5 pm.

Corner of the palace of Pedro I in the Real Alcazar of Seville

How to book and buy tickets online

In the following link you can do for Internet theAdvance purchase of tickets to visit the Real Alcazar, process in which you will have to select the day planned for it, as well as the time of access, with margins every half hour.

You can select both the general visit of the lower zone, and the one that includes the Fourth Royal High, and the reservation will have an added cost of 1 euro that adds to the price of the ticket.

In the process of advance purchaseon-line you can also get the free admission for monday visit in the afternoon, yes, with the aforementioned cost of 1 euro, as well as the audio guide.

Tickets and guided tour of the Alcazar of Seville

If you want to disregard this buying process, and also ensure a more complete visit with the advice of a Spanish guide, you can join a guided tour of the Alcazar of Seville.

Gardens of the Real Alcazar of Seville

With a duration of one hour and a quarter, the day and time you have chosen will access the monument without queues, whose secrets and highlights will be discovered by the guide during the visit.

Here you can sign up for guided tours of the Real Alcazar of Seville.

Night visits Real Alcazar Seville

In addition to visits standard, you have the opportunity to sign up for a special visit to this monument.

It's about the theatrical night visits of the Real Alcazar of Seville made by the company of Classic Theater of Seville.

These visits combine theater, ancient music and dance, and through various illustrious characters linked to the monument show not only the most prominent corners of the monument, but also moments in its history.

Interior decoration in the Real Alcazar of Seville

The Night visits of the Alcazar of Seville They are held every Thursday and Friday from the beginning of May until the end of October, as well as Saturdays in the month of August.

Visits are made in groups with a maximum of 45 people and with Schedule from 21, 21.30, 22 and 22.30 hours, with a duration of about 75 minutes.

Seville tour

Finally, if your visit of this monument and others of the Andalusian city you prefer to do it in a group with a tour guide, you can sign up for Tour in Seville in Spanish

On this tour that will take you three hours, in addition to taking a walk through the Santa Cruz neighborhood, you will visit the Real Alcazar, the cathedral and the Giralda.

Video: Long Lines at Alcázar, Sevilla (January 2020).