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“Not Worth It”
Review of Real Alcazar

Real Alcazar
Ranked #2 of 320 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to like Real Alcazar. The buildings and grounds are beautiful in pictures, but that is about the only thing I can give it credit for because I wasn't able to actually see them on my trip there. I bought tickets online in advance so I would not have to wait in line and priced up for the premium access and tour of the upstairs. When we got there, it was lightly sprinkling, so they closed the gardens and portions of the buildings off with no notice to advance ticket holders. When we questioned why, we were treated extremely rudely by the staff. The place was overcrowded and you could access very few areas since they had closed the majority of the grounds off due to the "storm." The tour of the upstairs is worth the extra few euros, but unfortunately, did not make up for the disappointment of the rest of our time there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful! However I would advise to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid any queuing, that way you can select the time slot to go in no problems, booking online incl booking fee was €25 for two people, general entry. We went beginning April and there were queues throughout the day, even at 5pm the queue was still around 45-60min wait, strongly advise booking to avoid this. Definitely worth the visit!!

Thank Sophia-Rose B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exquisite palace and gardens. Long queues, which we avoided by booking on the website, a time slot a day in advance. The audioguide is recommended if you're interested in the history of the palace. Also recommend a cold beer at the cafe in the gardens , which was a welcome surprise to come across!

Thank EstherPoole
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Alambra which is majestic, but this is a close second if not equal. Extensive rooms, gardens and overall beautiful. Worth an audio tour if you have time. Admission is reasonable, short security line. Only con- signage is lacking and you can and you can wander without directions and miss a lot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This picture is the iconic picture of the Real Alcazar which was a wonderful, Moorish adventure. Loved everything about this palace. I wouldn't suggest going in March as it was really cold.

Thank emily w
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