DISCOVER SEVILLE: Best Travel Tips from Seebybike

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Seville. Opening Hours, Prices, Travel Tips

“Nowhere is as quintessentially Spanish as Seville”
says the Lonely Planet and we totally agree.
 
     Chosen as the Best city to visit in 2018 in the Lonely Planet annual Best in Travel ranking among thousands of cities around the world, Seville is a destination you simply cannot miss. However, the opening hours of the local monuments, museums and other tourist sites may often come as a surprise to the travellers.
      So to help you avoid any troubles and to ensure you get the BEST EXPERIENCE in our lovely city, SEEBYBIKE offers you detailed info about the opening hours and prices of the TOP places to visit in Seville. In addition, we have prepared some INSIDER TIPS like free entrance days, ways to skip the waiting lines and so much more.
 

SEVILLE MONUMENTS: OPENING HOURS,
PRICES, INSIDER TIPS

CATEDRAL DE SEVILLA / SEVILLE CATHEDRAL

Cathedral of Seville Opening Hours

An authentic cultural and historic gem of Seville! The third biggest Cathedral in the world after St. Peter’s in Vatican and St. Paul’s in London. It is, also, the world’s largest gothic cathedral. It´s impressive both in size, its architectural beauty and centuries-long history.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Official website: Catedral de Sevilla Web
Address: Avenida de la Constitución, Sevilla
Phone: +34 902 09 96 92
E-mail: info@catedraldesevilla.es

OPENING HOURS

The regular schedule:
Monday:  11:00 a.m. to 15:30 p.m.  
Tuesday to Saturday:  11:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Sunday:  14:30 to 18:00 p.m.
July and August:
Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Sundays: 14:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m.

Reduced opening hours:
(11:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.)
January 5th

December 24th and 31st

CLOSED:

July 17th and 25th
January 1st
January 6th
December 25th

PRICES

General admission: 9 € (doesn’t include an audioguide)

Reduced admission: 4 € (doesn’t include an audioguide)
– Students under 25 years old with a valid international student card or student card
– Pensioners (over 65 years old)

Free admission: 
– Natives or residents in the Diocese of Seville
– Unemployed
– Disabled
– Children under 14 years old.

 

* This schedule can be seen modified without notice by the celebration of liturgies inside the enclosure.

INSIDER TIPS

1. FREE ENTRANCE: Each Monday from 16:30 to 18:00 p.m. with an online booking (audioguide included). You can check availability and buy your entrance tickets here.

2. SKIP THE QUEUES: The queues to buy the entrance tickets can be really long, so we recommend to either get your tickets online, or buy them (without queue) at the Church of the Divine Saviour located in the Plaza del Salvador (600 meters from the Cathedral) in order to avoid waiting.

3. SEE MORE WITH YOUR TICKET: The entrance fee includes a visit to the Gothic Cathedral, the sacristies and the Renaissance chapter house, the treasury, the Giralda Tower, the patio of the orange trees and the Church of the Divine Saviour.

4. OTHER TOURS AT THE CATHEDRAL:
The Cathedral Roofs, The Stained-glass of the Cathedral, Church of the Divine Saviour
.

* For more information about the tours, monument opening hours, prices click HERE.

 

REAL ALCÁZAR DE SEVILLA / ROYAL ALCÁZAR

Real Alcázar Opening Hours

The Royal Alcázar of Seville, that now serves as an official residence for the Spanish monarchs during their visits to the city, has been constantly evolving throughout its one-thousand-year-old history. Today it’s an authentic fusion of architectural styles and cultural influences, so representative of the Andalusian capital.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Official website: Real Alcázar Web
Address: Patio de Banderas, Sevilla
Phone: +34954 50 23 23 (administration) ; +34912 302 200 (online ticket sales)
E-mail: alcazar@patronato-alcazarsevilla.es

OPENING HOURS

October to March
Monday to Sunday: 09:30 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.
April to September
Monday to Sunday: 09:30 a.m. – 19:00 p.m.

CLOSED:
1st and 6th January
Good Friday
25th December

PRICES

General admission to the ground floor: €11.50
Reduced admission to the ground floor: €3.00
– for seniors (over 65 years old),
– for students (under 25 years old).

Admission to the Royal Bedroom: €4.50

Free admission: (valid identification must be presented at the ticket office)
– disabled persons,
– children younger than 16 years old,
– residents of the city of Seville.

 

 

INSIDER TIPS

1. FREE ENTRANCE: You can visit the Royal Alcázar FOR FREE on Mondays:
– from 18:00 to 19:00 from April to September

– from 16:00 to 17:00 from October to March.

2. SKIP THE QUEUES: The waiting line to buy the tickets to Alcázar are surprisingly long and it can take a good 1,5h in high tourist season to get inside. So, we would recommend to buy the tickets online. And even though you spend 1€ more on your ticket, you’d skip the long queues not to waste any of your time.

3. SEE MORE WITH YOUR TICKET: The payment of the General Entrance Fee also includes a visit to the Antiquarium, Triana Ceramics Museum and other museum spaces managed by the City of Seville through the Institute of Culture and Arts of Seville (ICAS).

* For more information about the tours, monument opening hours, prices click HERE.

 

LA TORRE DEL ORO / THE GOLDEN TOWER

Torre del Oro Opening Hours

The Golden Tower used to be one of the most important defensive towers that protected the ancient city of Seville from any incoming enemy ships. Nowadays housing the Maritime Museum of Seville, throughout its history the monument was also used as a chapel, a gunpowder store, a prison and as the office of the Port authorities and the Naval Command.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website:  Golden Tower Web
Address:
Paseo de Colón, Sevilla

Phone: (+34) 954 22 24 19
E-mail: torreoro@fn.mde.es

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday:
09:30 a.m. – 18:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:

10:30 a.m. – 18:45 p.m.

CLOSED:
On national public holidays.

Audioguide: €2
(available in Spanish, French, English; German and Italian).

PRICES

General admission: €3.00
Reduced admission to the ground floor: €1.50
– for seniors (over 65 years old),
– for students (under 25 years old),
– children (6-14 years old).

Free admission: (valid identification must be presented at the ticket office)
– disabled persons,
– children (under the age of 6).

 

 

INSIDER TIPS

1. FREE ENTRANCE: You can visit the Golden Tower FOR FREE every Monday.

2. SEE MORE WITH YOUR TICKET: Apart from a chance to enjoy the nice views of the Guadalquivir River and the perfect vantage point to see the grandeur of the Cathedral, Torre del Oro also houses a small but fascinating naval museum – The Maritime Museum of Seville

* For more information about the history of the Golden Tower and its name click HERE.

 

PLAZA DE ESPAÑA

Plaza de España at sunset. Seville

Plaza de España is one of the TOP recommended places to visit in Seville. Designed and built for the 1929 Ibero-American World Exposition, Plaza de España in its grandeur was supposed to impress all foreign visitors of the city. And even though the 1929 Expo wasn’t a huge success, nowadays Plaza de España attracts millions of people to the sunny Andalusian capital every year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website: Plaza de España Web
Address: Plaza de España, Sevilla
Phone: +34 955471232


OPENING HOURS
Every day from 8 a.m. till midnight.

PRICES 
Free entrance.

 

 

INSIDER TIPS

1. ROMANTIC TIME ON A BOAT: Along the entire perimeter of the square there is a 515-meter-long canal, that represents the Guadalquivir River, which you can travel aboard a boat. Usually, the boat can fit 4 people aboard, and rowing for 35 minutes would cost you €6 (per boat).
For more detailed information on the schedule and prices of boat rental click HERE.

2. FOR FILM LOVERS: Plaza de España has attracted various film directors over the years and has become the scene for such world renowned movies as The Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (featured as the Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo), and Lawrence of Arabia.

* For more information about the history of Plaza de España click HERE.

 

PLAZA DE AMÉRICA / THE SQUARE OF AMERICA

Museum of Arts and Customs

The “Plaza de América” of Seville now is the place of the wonderful Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Art and Customs of Seville. Originally built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, it was designed as a welcome sign to all the visitors of the city. That’s why the Plaza is oriented towards the west and the river Guadalquivir, where foreign ships would stop at the entrance point of Seville. 

Museum of Arts and Customs of Seville

CONTACT INFORMATION

Official website: Museum Web
(in Spanish; in English)

Address: Plaza de América, 3 – Parque María Luisa, Sevilla
Phone: +34955542951
E-mail: 
museoacp.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es

OPENING HOURS

September 1st to June 15th
Tuesday to Saturday:
from 9.00 a.m. to 20.00 p.m.

Sundays and holidays:
from 9.00 a.m. to 15.00 p.m.

June 16th to August 31st (summer schedule)
Tuesday to Sunday and holidays:
from 9.00 a.m. to 15.00 p.m.

CLOSED:

On Mondays;
January 1st and 6th;
May 1st;
December 24th, 25th and 31st.

PRICES
EU Citizens: for FREE.
Other countries: 1,50€.
 
 

*These schedules may be altered by the closure of the Maria Luisa Park in which the museum is located, due to alert due to rain and strong winds.

 

FÁBRICA REAL DE TABACOS / THE ROYAL TOBACCO FACTORY

The Royal Tobacco Factory. Opening Hours

The first tobacco factory ever established in Europe. The Royal Tobacco Factory used to receive all the tobacco from the colonies of the Spanish Crown and had the monopoly over the production of cigarettes in the entire country. Now the building houses the main administration of the University of Seville, as well as its various faculties and is open for visitors.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website:
Royal Tobacco Factory Web
University of Seville Web

Address: calle San Fernando, 4, Sevilla
Phone: +34 954 55 10 00

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 20.00 p.m.
Saturday: 10.00 a.m. – 14.00 p.m.

PRICES

Free of charge.

 

 

INSIDER TIPS

1. FREE GUIDED TOUR: The University of Seville offers guided tour to the building of Rectorate (The ancient building of the Royal Tobacco Factory) for free.

The schedule of the guided tours:
Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm; 16:00pm – 18:00pm.
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Duration: about 1 hour 30 minutes

Includes a visit to: The Conference Hall, the Rector’s Gallery, the New Pavilion, the Central Courtyards, the Faculties of Philology and Geography and History, the Library, the Art Patio, the old Gaol, the Main Chapel and the Chapel.

* For more information about the history of the Royal Tobacco Factory click HERE.

 

PALACIO DE SAN TELMO / SAN TELMO PALACE

Palacio San Telmo. Opening Hours

The San Telmo Palace was built in 1682 to house the Seminary of the Mareantes University. In 1849 it became the residence of the Dukes of Montpensier, who undertook major renovation work. Nowadays it is one of the most beautiful buildings in Seville adorned with its 18th century baroque portal, work by Leonardo de Figueroa. In present days it is the seat of the Presidency of the Andalusian Government.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Official website: San Telmo Palace Web
Address: Avenida de Roma, Sevilla
Phone: +34 955062627
E-mail: informacion@juntadeandalucia.es

OPENING HOURS

Visits only allowed by prior appointment on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

PRICES
Free admission.

 

 

*The Council of the Presidency and local government reserves the right to cancel a visit or close some of the rooms in the event of a formal activity or because of events outside their control, in which case they will send notification of this to the details given in the prior reservation.

INSIDER TIPS

1. HOW TO GET INSIDE: As mentioned before, San Telmo Palace is normally closed for visitors. Since it’s the seat of the Presidency of the Junta Andalucía, the building is often used for the official events, visits and celebrations. There is, however, a chance to get a look inside this precious monument.
The administration of the palace provides guided free visits, whose number is adapted according to demand and needs. The tours are done in groups accompanied by an expert guide, and usually last for an 1,5h.

2. BOOK YOUR FREE ENTRANCE: The booking has to be done in advance and through an online platform. To book your guided visit, it’s necessary to register for San Telmo Abierto event, provide your personal data and pick an available date. 
For more detailed information on the booking process click HERE.

Hope you’ve found this article useful and we wish you the best time in Seville!

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