Real Alcazar

Real Alcazar, Seville Overview

Built in the fifteenth century by Pedro I the Cruel, the Real Alcazar is a stunning palace constructed in Moorish style of architecture. With lush green gardens, ponds and huge rooms, the palace is a perfect place to visit. The palace also holds a room from where Christopher Columbus's journey to America was planned.

One of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Real Alcazar in Seville was originally the fortress of the Moorish kingdom and later it was taken over by the Christian kings. The palace was constructed in the 10th century for the Moorish kings. After 1360, it was conquered by the Christians and the Moorish architects created Mudejar style of buildings for King Pedro the Cruel. The entrance of the palace is known as the Puerta Principal which leads way to the Patio de las Doncellas. There is an elegant courtyard within the area which is built in Islamic architectural style with huge arches and arabesque work on the 52 columns. Sala de los Embajadores, the oldest room in the palace, has a beautiful dome ceiling with Arabic inscriptions engraved on them. Sala de Audiencias is one of the most decorated rooms in the palace which also has an artesonado( intricately carved wood) ceiling. The gardens in the palace ground are really beautiful and those are filled with different kinds of flora.

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