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Royal Alcázar of Seville

249 locals recommend ·

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Chris
Chris
October 6, 2019
Apart the numerous game of thrones scenes this place is a Palace. Like literally.
Jan
Jan
July 3, 2019
Highlight. Online reservations are recomended.
Miguel
Miguel
November 24, 2019
This is a place that you have to visit if you are in the city. (very famous after part of Game of Thrones was filmed there) In summer there are a very nice concers in the gardens at night.
José
José
November 9, 2019
Es muy importante comprar las entradas con antelación.
Walter
Walter
September 17, 2019
Alcázar Real de Sevilla' is the Royal Palace of Seville. This Moorish palace complex is by far the most famous landmark of the city. The Alcazar palace should not be missed during your city trip. The palace is still in use today by the Spanish King. Due to the limited number of visitors per hour, it…
Raphael
Raphael
January 21, 2019
The construction of the building started on year 884. La construcción del edificio comenzó en el año 884.

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Location
s/n Patio de Banderas
Sevilla, AL 41004
Phone+34 954 50 23 24
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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