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Seville and the Alcazar Palace

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Seville and the Alcazar Palace

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Description

Transfer by coach to Seville. We'll start off our visit with the azulejos that adorn the Plaza de España which was constructed for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The 200 meter diameter hemicycle symbolizes Spain welcoming its former colonies. It faces in the direction of Guadalquivir and represents the path to the Atlantic Ocean and America. There is only one building going all along its rounded side. A fountain designed by Vicente Traver, a Valencian architect, stands in the center. Also lying between the center and the palace are four bridges spanning four canals in half circles, representing the four former Spanish Queens. We'll move on with a stroll through the typically Sevillian patios garnished with flowers in the charming Santa Cruz district. Sheltered behind the former perimeter wall, what used to be the Jewish district belongs to the historic heart of the city and is surrounded by the most famous buildings of the Andalusian capital. The district, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is a center of art and history that brims with legends, churches and palaces, witnesses to its past. It was greatly enhanced at the beginning of the 20th century and stands today as one of the most emblematic quarters of Seville. It's mostly reputed for its enchanting steep alleys and shaded squares. Afterwards, we'll discover the Alcazar*, one of the oldest Royal Palaces in Europe and the King's residence. A Moorish house and a fortress, the Alcazaba (former Arab district) is a gorgeous witness of the mudéjar style with a combination of Moorish techniques and Christian symbols. The visit will end with Seville's cathedral, providing one of the last testimonies to the Gothic style. This structure was built over the ruins of an Almohad mosque as a symbol of the capital's prosperous status of great commercial town after the Reconquista. We'll return on board at the end of the morning.

 

Duration : approx. 4:30

  • Good walking shoes are recommended: visits by coach and on foot.
  • Please dress appropriately for the visit of the cathedral.
  • *Except on Sunday afternoons and Mondays: visit of the Pilate Palace.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Next departure: 06/04/2019
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Saumur - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

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START IN 2019
Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 13/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/04/2019
Arrival 25/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/10/2019
Arrival 27/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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START IN 2019
Departure 31/03/2019
Arrival 06/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 24/04/2019
Arrival 30/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/05/2019
Arrival 24/05/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 18/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

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START IN 2019
Departure 01/04/2019
Arrival 06/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/04/2019
Arrival 30/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 24/05/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 30/06/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/06/2019
Arrival 05/07/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/07/2019
Arrival 30/07/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/07/2019
Arrival 04/08/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 24/08/2019
Arrival 29/08/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/08/2019
Arrival 03/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/09/2019
Arrival 08/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/09/2019
Arrival 18/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/09/2019
Arrival 23/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/10/2019
Arrival 01/11/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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