Seville Alcazar

The streets of Seville, Spain are winding and undulating in a generous labyrinth of history, culture and remnants of the past. Travelers may still feel stirrings of the relationship between Christianity and Islam as they witness the magnificent beauty of Alcázar of Seville or the Royal Alcázars of Seville. Alcázar is an exemplar when it comes to ancient Mudéjar architecture that integrates Andalusian design with Arabic influences. Seville, as the capital of Andalusia, thrives in a microcosmic world of its own where its people crave a wholesome way of life. 

Alcázar of Seville is a palace that is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It served as the backdrop for the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones and as the location for several noteworthy films such as Kingdom of Heaven and Lawrence of Arabia. The palace remains the official residence of the Royal Family in Seville. Alcázar of Seville inspires a world of knowledge of the many stories that originated within its walls.

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Address: Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Part of: Cathedral, Alcázar and General Archive of the Indies in Seville

Province: Seville

History

Now a pastiche of historical refinements and weighted reconstructions, Alcázar of Seville has 2000-years of both Moorish and Christian history intertwined deeply in the archives. What we have now as the Royal Alcázars of Seville was built by Castile Christians for King Peter of Castile. Earlier, however, circa 913, the Abbadid dynasty of Al-Andalus brought their own architectural influences and practices to this land as can be observed in the Mudéjar architecture of the palace. Each aspect of Alcázar of Seville has been built and rebuilt as per the changing times. The courtyards built on Andalusian lands and the dazzling gardens each preserve a significant and symbolic gateway to the times that were. 

 

Preserving its original state as built by the Moors, the Castilians built the palace of Alcázar around the ornamental walls and decorative brick-work. Roman Mediterranean style joined hands with Arabic history to reflect the many stages of Alcázar of Seville. Once a basilica of Saint Vincent then a military base and finally a royal palace, Alcázar of Seville remains special due to the retention of each of these varied aspects. 

Select Your Tickets

Fast Track Access to Real Alcazar
Alcázar, Seville Cathedral and La Giralda Guided Tour
Fast Track Access to Royal Alcazar + High Royal Quarter