The royal palace of Real Alcazar is located in Seville, the capital of the autonomous Spanish province of Andalusia.
Dating back to the 8th century and formerly the oldest citadel built by the Moors, the palace was built on the ruins of a Roman fortress when the Almohaden transformed it into a palace. Following the conquest of the city, the Christian kings and most notably, Don Pedro, employed the best Moorish builders and artists, the Mudejaren.
In the Hall of the Envoys, the wall tiles contain many Moorish designs, and it was here that the country’s rulers received envoys from abroad. The furnishings and household goods of the royal private rooms were collected from around most of the known world.
The Gala Dining Room is particularly outstanding. It contains precious wall carpets and crystal chandeliers from Moreno and a huge table dominates almost the entire length of the room.
Moorish arcades lead to the Andalusian Gardens that were planted in place of the original kitchen gardens and many of the courtyards feature a small water fountain that adds to the calm atmosphere.
Real Alcazar is the most beautiful example of Mudejaren design, a fairy tale from the ‘One Thousand And One Nights’!
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