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Muslim ruler Abdul Rahman III had this Mudejar-style palace built in 913. The variety of tiles, ornamental arches, crafted ... More
Alcázar (Alcázares Reales de Seville)
Muslim ruler Abdul Rahman III had this Mudejar-style palace built in 913. The variety of tiles, ornamental arches, crafted wooden ceilings and geometric designs are a wonderful demonstration of Arabic interior design. The most impressive rooms are the Patio de Banderas with the Giralda Tower behind it, the Patio de las Doncellas and the Patio de la Montería. The Salón de los Embajadores (Ambassadors' Hall) is especially ornate. The beautifully landscaped gardens and fountains outside it create a truly peaceful atmosphere. Social events, musical and theatrical performances are held here.
Although our tour started out on a rainy morning, the private tour guide hired at the gate (highly recommended) was worth the money. A native of Seville, his English was accented but good. His insights and stories and general demeanor created a wonderful experience for us.
Although not huge, the Alcazar is a beautiful building. Spend time noticing the intricacies of the carving - which is everywhere!! The colors, although faded by 1000 years are still there and even more noticeable when you photograph the walls and ceilings - oddly enough permitted and encouraged. We wondered why they spent so much time working on the beauty of their ceilings and, although never arrived at an answer, thoroughly enjoyed the results.
The Renaissance style, quadrangular floor is perhaps the most important characteristic of the Archivo General de Indias (General Archives of
the Indies). In 1785 King Carlos III decided to transform the city's fish market into an archive for documents ...
This wonderful old house in the center of the city is open to the the public all day. Its numerous
rooms are full of antique furniture and collections of vases, plates and silverware spanning many different historical time periods. ...
A magnificent semi circular square that has become a symbol of the city. Along with the adjacent building it was
designed by Aníbal González for Seville's 1929 Ibero American Expo in a style that has become known as Andalusian ...
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