Real Alcazar

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Real Alcazar
Seville, Spain and Canary Islands

Seville, Spain and Canary Islands


Originally a 10th century Moorish palace but extensively rebuild in the 14th century for the Christian king Pedro 1 (1334-1369) using Moorish workman for the reno.

This Mudejar style uses water, sunken gardens, thick walls and darkness to provide coolness when the summers are high 30’s The tiles, carvings, wooden ceilings and arches provide beauty.

Ferdinand and Isabel lived here, and built rooms to run their exploration business with the likes of Columbus. Today’s king and queen still use the palace’s upper floor as one of their royal residences.

Really worth the visit. The gardens are beautiful too.


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