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Alcazar

Plaza del Triunfo, s/n | Santa Cruz, Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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As featured in 3 days in Seville
Ranked #1 of 118 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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Yokohama, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Firstly, some advice: buy your tickets in advance or get there early in the morning, or you will have to queue up in the hot sun, possibly for a long time. Once inside, take your time. We went to some more famous places in Spain, including the Alhambra, but the Alcazar in Seville was our favourite. We spent the whole... More

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Hampshire
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a large and complex site. I would have bought an audio guide if the staff member didn't wander off as we arrived. There is some true and astounding beauty in this palace. They did love their tiling! The gardens are also beautifully relaxing. Worth a visit. Make sure you have a good three hours and a clear guide.... More

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Elstree
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place to visit. Give yourself enough time to enjoy this wonderful place - inside and out. We enjoyed the small tour around the upstairs and all the wonderful tiled walls. Maze is fun too.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I like to visit the Alcazar twice a year, while visiting Seville. It is one of the most beautiful palaces and gardens that one can find in Spain. The architecture is outstanding. I enjoy the Court of the Maidens, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Gothic Palace and especially the gardens. The gardens are very restful and are well taken cared... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful architecture and gardens. Great place for a hot day. Be sure to avoid the tourist crowds, e.g. by not visiting during Semana Santa.

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Bonn, Germany
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was fascinated by the buildings, the impressive tapestries, paintings and tile work and equally delighted by the gardens. Reserve at least two hours to see both the indoor and outdoor wonders of this place! The audio guide (which is an additional €5 on top of the entrance fee) is helpful but it is not always easy to figure out... More

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth the entrance fee (9 Euros) and the short wait in the queue. This is a must see place in Seville. The gardens are truly spectacular, and they weren't even in full bloom.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Alcazar in Seville is a very impressive Moorish palace, and also has huge and impressive gardens (which are incredibly peaceful). It is quite a big site - you can spend a fair while wandering around the buildings and If you plan ahead, I think you can also book a timed visit to some private apartments. We just used a... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Alcazar was probably my favorite part of Seville. Everything is in great condition, the architecture is absolutely amazing and the gardens as well. An absolute must see if you go to Seville !

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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is worth a visit--the rooms and gardens are beautiful. Give yourself an hour or two. The Rick Steves walking tour in his Spain book helped make this particularly enjoyable.

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