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Free tour Golden Age of Seville

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Carlos
Quality Verified Registered on October 07, 2023

Hello, I'm Carlos, Sevillian, historian and official guide. Knowledgeable about the history and heritage of Seville. I enjoy showing what I know and learning from those who visit my city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

In this free tour of the Golden Age through Seville we will delve into one of the most glorious times of the city of Seville , when the Andalusian capital was the headquarters of business with America:

" Whoever has not seen Seville, has not seen wonder . " It was the most common phrase when talking about the Andalusian capital in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Itinerary:

We will meet in the Plaza de San Francisco to begin a walking tour that will allow us to discover the most glorious era of Seville . Let's go there!

After the discovery of the New World, Venetians, Genoese, Flemish, Germans and many other European citizens settled in Seville to start prosperous businesses in the so-called " Door and Port of America" . We will reveal all the curiosities and secrets of this exciting story!

During our free tour we will admire the Plaza del Triunfo , known for the famous UNESCO triangle. Did you know that this place is home to up to three buildings protected as World Heritage Sites ? We will admire the exteriors of the General Archive of the Indies , the Real Alcázar of Seville, the Cathedral and the Giralda

  We will talk about the Casa de la Contratación , a key place to understand the Sevillian Golden Age . Good land communications and favorable navigation along the Guadalquivir were crucial elements in turning Seville into the headquarters of business with America .

We will continue walking and seeing other emblematic buildings such as the Royal Mint, the Customs House, the Caridad Church or the Atarazanas. We will also approach the Guadalquivir to admire the Torre del Oro while we review the fascinating expeditions of Magellan and Elcano .

After two hours of walking, we will end the free tour on the Alcalde Marqués de Contadero promenade .

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de S. Francisco, Sevilla, Spain
    Pl. de S. Francisco, Sevilla, Spain
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    Plaza San Francisco in Seville, in the water fountain of the square, next to the door of the Bank of Spain. As identification, I carry the official guide accreditation, with a blue rope, as well as a white bag on my shoulder.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Sevilla
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Alcazar of Seville
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Indies Archive
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Royal Mint of Seville
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Charity Hospital
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Silver Tower
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Shipyards reali
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Torre del Oro
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Nao Victoria 500

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ana Isabel 26 Dec 2023
Burgos

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Carlos un guía fantástico hizo q el tour fuese muy entretenido e interesante haciendo q el grupo fuese muy participativo . Totalmente recomendable, además tiene un método muy atractivo de mostrar Sevilla
José 11 Dec 2023
Hellín

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Ha sido una clase de historia, literal. Apenas bromas, chascarrillos, interactividad. Me esperaba más. Espero que mejore en el futuro.
Miguel 10 Dec 2023
Madrid

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Travelled in family - Dec 2023
Fue un placer conocer parte de Sevilla de la mano de Carlos
María 10 Dec 2023
Alicante

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Travelled in family - Dec 2023
Muy interesante. Indispensable para aprovechar la estancia en Sevilla y conocer un poco de su historia.
Pedro 10 Dec 2023
Alicante

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
MUY AMENO Y PROFESIONAL
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 25 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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