Alcazar Palace - details and images

Real Alcazar of Seville is the Royal Palace, a magnificent complex of courtyards, terraces and rooms in different architectural styles, from Mudejar (Moorish architectural style) to Gothic. In the central part of King Pedro I Palace, who raised the royal residence here in 1364 on the site of an old Moorish palace. Today, the Palace of Alcazar is one of the most important tourist attractions in Seville and a holiday in the Andalusian town, a visit to the palace should not be missed under any circumstances. Real Alcazar is one of the attractions of the city and locals are proud of this place is testimony to the rich history of their city.

Shortly after Moorish Almohad dynasty took control of Seville in 1161, began to be implemented a lot of very ambitious architectural projects. Baths were built, towers, a mosque and a palace-looking fortress that was called Al-Muwarak (the blessed).

Real Alcazar - Royal Palace of Seville

After the Reconquista in 1364 - Moorish reconquest of Spain by Christians - King Pedro I ordered the construction of a new palace, Palacio Pedro I, the old Moorish palace, Al-Muwarak. Craftsmen from all over Andalusia conducted inside Mudejar style and built beautiful gardens and terraces. Over the years other monarchs continued to expand the palace, which results in complex mixtures in which a variety of architectural styles. The upper floor of the palace is still used by the Spanish Royal Family.

The palace can enter through the Puerta del Plaza del Trunfo Leon (Lion's Gate). This gate made a solid wall is decorated with a defensive role heraldic lion. Lion's Gate leads to the garden and the road leads on to another yard, Patio from Monteria. It got its name from hunters (Monterosi) which met here with the king before going hunting. Here is found the Palacio Pedro I, whose facade is decorated in Mudejar style with high arches.

After entering the tourists are in Patio de las Doncellas, main courtyard of the palace. It was the center of public life in the palace of Pedro I. After the market that their name from the ladies (doncellas) that they spent much time here, you can visit several of the halls: Hall of Kings, Hall of Carlos V century and the Hall of Ambassadors. The latter was used for events and ceremonies. Known as Shop Embajadores, this room is the most beautiful part of the royal complex. The hall was built in Moorish style by a craftsman named Diego Ruiz sevilan just under the dome of wood and you can see portraits of the kings of Spain.

Daily life in the Palace of Pedro I is carried around the court called Patio de las Munecas, leading to the bedrooms and private rooms. A small room is surrounded by a gallery with marble columns and arches round. Patio de las Munecas name (dolls) comes from four small heads which decorate one of the arcade.

A completely different architectural style can be seen in the salon where Carlos fifth room is decorated with Gothic tapestries and azulejos. Another interesting room is located in the western part of the Patio of Monteria. Admirals Room (Cuarto del Admired) is where they planned navitorii travel to America. In a small chapel near the house of Contratacion depicts the Virgin Mary near Columbus.

A visit to the Real Alcazar and the visit will allow the royal gardens. Large area is divided into several separate gardens, some of which are terraced. Decorating these gardens was made in several styles French, Italian and Arabic. Each garden has a name like Garden Dance Garden Garden Ladies and Prince. Garden Pond has a large arch on the edge of a pool, pond known as Mercury. In the middle of this pool there is a small fountain with a statue of Mercury, messenger of the gods. A visit to the Alcazar Palace, one of the most beautiful royal complex in Europe can be a great way to spend a day on holiday in Seville.

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