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Alcazar

Plaza del Triunfo, s/n | Santa Cruz, 41004 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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As featured in 3 days in Seville
Ranked #2 of 132 attractions in Seville
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.
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Caerphilly
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit here. We chose this ahead of Seville cathedral as we reached it first and although the massive queues meant the cathedral was put off until a future visit I'm glad we managed to see this 14th century palace. Almost every inch is spectacularly decorated with patterns tiles. There are brief snippets of information in each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Alcazar is built in Moorish style like its more famous cousin the Alhambra in Granada. The decoration is ornate yet light and airy - I can see why the Catholic monarchs used Mudejar (Muslims who stayed behind) craftsmen to build it. Lots of water features with peaceful courtyards and a beautiful collection of gardens. There was an interesting exhibition... More

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The Nutmeg State
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It has a story in walls if they would speak. This place has history and would be recommended to visit. It is a taste of the what you can see in Granada about the Arab influence back in the 10th century.

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Alcazar takes you back centuries, as you ponder Spain's history and the often conflictual relations between Muslims and Catholics that lie at the heart of Spain's past. The gardens and architecture are splendid, and well worth the trip.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While not on the scale of the Alhambra in Granada the Alcazar is an impressive building and should be on your list of things to see while visiting. You may want to take some water with you as although most of the inside is very cool the impressive gardens can get a bit hot in the summer heat.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous palace and gardens to wander around. Enjoyed the maze. There's a cafe in the gardens as well.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the finest Arabic sights in Spain. The quality and magnificence of this is to be seen to be believed. I rate this the best Alhumbra in Spain. I have seen the Alhumbras in Cordoba and Grenada as well. It is not the biggest nor the most important in history but it is worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This palace is the oldest palace still in use in Europe. The King of Spain stays here when in Seville. The gardens are truly magnificent. The building is amazing. Dont miss seeing the baths under ground where the royal women used to bathe a cool escape from the Seville heat. We spent about 2 hours here. Definitely worth visiting.

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

All i can say is dont miss going to see Real Alcazar and the gardens.A great place to go when its hot outside

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The Alcazar situated in the centre of Seville is like the "Tardis" in Doctor Who. It is such an eye opener and well worth the 9.50euros entrance fee. You just get lost in the numerous rooms, courtyards and gardens. All areas are well documented in both Spanish (of course) and English. There are several security persons around to help with... More

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