InFocus: Alcázar of Seville [Sevilla, Spain]

The Real Alcázar de Sevilla is a collection of royal palaces spanning different epochs and its surrounding fortress walls. It is a stunning collection of architecture with Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sevilla, Spain (97) - Puerta de León the entrance to Reales Alcázares de Sevilla and its fortress walls

Built in the Mudéjar style in the 11th century, the original palace was largely converted by the Christian King Alfonso XI into a Gothic one. Between 1364 and 1366 King Pedro oversaw the construction of a new Mudéjar palace, the Palacio de Don Pedro which is one the most stunning buildings in all of Spain.

Sevilla, Spain (9) - Inside Reales Alcázares de Sevilla - Arcos de Herradura inside the Palacio Pedro I

Highlights in the Palacio de Don Pedro include the Salón de Embajadores (Ambassadors’ Hall) which is beautifully decorated with plasterwork and tiles, the 16th century coffered staircase adorned with paintings by Roelas and Madrazo and the exquisite Patio de las Doncellas (Maiden’s patio).

Sevilla, Spain (16) - Inside Reales Alcázares de Sevilla - Patio de las Doncellas

In the spacious and luxurious gardens the Jardines de Mercurio (Mercury’s gardens), with its beautiful gallery and lake, are a real treat.

Sevilla, Spain (27) - Inside Reales Alcázares de Sevilla - La galería del Grutesco in the Jardines de Mercurio, as seen from Jardín de la danza

Website:http://www.alcazarsevilla.org/
Opening Times: Oct – Mar: Mon – Sun: 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Apr – Sept: Mon – Sun: 9.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
PriceGeneral admission: 8,75 € Pensioners & Students: 2 €, Apr – SeptMon: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct – Mar: Mon: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Free

Sevilla, Spain (11) - Inside Reales Alcázares de Sevilla - Patio de las Muñecas

Gallery (click to enlarge)
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written by: Jon

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2 Responses to InFocus: Alcázar of Seville [Sevilla, Spain]

  1. How beautiful. Oh dear, my list of places to see in this world is growing far more quickly than the list of places already seen.

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