Seville - Monumental Seville: The Cathedral and its Surroundings

Monumental Seville: The Cathedral and its Surroundings

(139 reviews)
City Centre, Seville, Spain
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Few cities in Europe can boast of a monumental patrimony comparable to Seville’s. In this walk, your guide Nicolas will show the most impressive buildings this city has to offer, starting with the Cathedral of Seville, one of the largest temples in the Christian world. Built in the 15th century upon the ruins of the great Almohad mosque, the Cathedral was an unparalleled achievement of Gothic architecture, which took the technical possibilities of this style to their absolute limit. Next to it stands the Giralda, one of the most graceful and iconic towers in Europe. Nicolas will then explore with you the Archivo de Indias, a masterpiece of the Spanish Renaissance which today houses the largest collection of documents related to the conquest of the Americas, followed by the Royal Alcazar, a wonderful example of the Mudejar style, a blend of Christian and Muslim influences. We’ll finish at the Council House, a 16th century building that embodies the imperial ambitions of Spain at the time of Charles V. Join Nicolas in this in-depth exploration of Seville’s monumental architecture!


Meet your local guide

Nicolas

In Seville was he born, a pleasant city, Famous for oranges and women—he Who has not seen it will be much to pity, So says the proverb—and I quite agree Well pity no more, for Nicolas is here to show the wonders of Seville. Like Byron’s Don Juan, he was born and raised by the mighty Guadalquivir, under the shadow of the Giralda. A life-long lover of old books and obscure maps, he traveled the world from Lisbon to Philippines in his younger years, studying the history of the Spanish empire in the Pacific Ocean. He then came back home to sunny Seville and took up the ancient art of story-telling, entertaining travelers from all around the world with tales about poet-kings and honey thieves, orange trees and Manila shawls, lost libraries and wayward nuns. Join him as he guides you through the narrow streets of Seville’s Old Quarter and discover the light and music of this unforgettable city!

Nicolas has been guiding since Jun 2018


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Seville with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Seville. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Tish B.

24 February 2021

Another excellent tour by Nicolas. So interesting and so many beautiful sights. There's always great postcard opportunities in Seville!

Lar M.

23 February 2021

Excellent tour

Janet N.

23 February 2021

Nicolas’ voice entices you to listen. He is very professional and has timed the tour perfectly to provide a scenic postcard photo of the sun shining behind the tower like a halo.

wendy s.

23 February 2021

Lovely views of the cathedral

Peter James D.

23 February 2021

Another excellent and informative walking tour.


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