Discover the expedition to the new world led by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. On this tour, you'll learn about the history of Spain and Seville and their naval tradition. Let us visit together the most significant sites of this amazing city.
We will meet up at the Plaza del Triunfo in Seville at 11 am and start our guided tour. Are you ready to go back in time all the way to the 16th century? Let's learn all the secrets and details about the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation.
Our first stop will be the Alcazar and Seville Cathedral, both must-see spots to fully understand the history of the city. Before setting course for the unknown, Magellan and Elcano, along with their crew, all prayed in the cathedral for safe travels on their expedition.
Then we'll walk around the area and reach the General Archive of the Indies. Did you know that this building used to house the merchant guild of Seville? This structure and its contents were also registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. We'll then walk the Seville Shipyards and learn how the ships for this famous expedition were made as well.
We'll next admire the Torre de la Plata and the Torre del Oro ("Tower of Silver" and "Tower of Gold" respectively), incidentally the latter used to serve as the headquarters of the House of Trade in the Indies. Also, we'll visit the Puerto de las Muelas, the port from which Magellan and Elcano sailed into the unknown.
Next, we'll cross the Triana Bridge to get to our following destination: the Triana market. The location of this market used to be the seat of the ruthless Spanish Inquisition for many centuries.
Our last stop on this tour will be St. Anne's Church, also known as the Triana Cathedral, whose Virgin Mary statute shares the same name as the only vessel to return from the voyage: the Victoria.
After that, at 12.30 pm we'll take you to the Muelles de las Mulas, the departing point from which Magellan and Elcano set sail, ending our tour.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
Tour in English
Children between 4 to 15US$ 8.50
Children between 1 to 3US$ 1.20
Children under 1Free
1 hour 30 minutes.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes, you must attend with a carer.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Plaza del Triunfo.