Things to do

Nights in the Gardens of the Royal Alcazar 2017

The Royal Alcazar is one of the most spectacular places to visit in Seville, houses one of the best outdoor Summer concert series I've ever had the pleasure of attending.  They just released their calendar for this year's outdoor garden program. The concerts cover various types of music from antique, classical, world music, flamenco and more.  

Concerts commence June 15 and run throughout the Summer until September 9.  Tickets go on sale in a staggered style, first tickets are released on Monday, June 12 and the best part is tickets are only 6 euros + 1 euro Internet booking fee (or 6 euros at the door).  Tickets can be purchased online or ticket offices and even at the door. Surprisingly it is possible to find tickets available on the day but make sure you arrive at least 20 minutes before the concert begins otherwise you may be denied access.

There is something magical about sitting in the garden of such an ancient castle and listening to music that sends you to another place in a surreal environment, a gaze at the moon, a glance to the Giralda and the ancient walls of the Alcazar, it is definitely one not to miss if visiting Seville this summer.

The website is very easy to follow and most concerts have links built into Youtube or previous concerts in the Alcazar to get a preview of what you will see.

Links

Official website

Calendar

Tickets Release dates (including link to buy)

 

Where to buy tickets

  • In person: Apeadero del Real Alcazar: cash, credit cards (Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, 4B)
  • Internet: Only credit cards (Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, 4B)
  • Puerta de la Alcoba (at the door on the night): Only cash

Tickets must be printed or available for viewing on your smart phone (Passbook).

Restrictions

You can purchase a maximum of 7 tickets at once and children under the age of 8 are not permitted.

Hours

  • Access to the public in the gardens is between 21:00 - 22:25, after 22:25, no access is permitted into the grounds
  • Visits to the gardens and the bar are between 21:00 - 22:15
  • Concerts begin at 22:30 sharp 
  • Duration: 1 hour, with break

Location

Access to the public at night is different to the entry into the Alcazar during the day.  Enter Puerta de la Alcoba, which is situated on the corner of Paseo de Catalina de Ribera (Jardines de Murillo) and Calle San Fernando. I've pinned it on the map below as it can be a little difficult to find.