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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 #1 of 126 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

When we visited the temperature was close to 40deg centigrade. The buildings were comfortable but we could not tolerate the heat outdoors so had to miss the gardens, which was a great pity. The Alcazar is stupendous and also has a lived- in feel compared to the Alhambra in Granada, which is also exquisite in it's own way. We had... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You come thorough an unimposing entrance to ticket desk , 9 Euros I think , only because I had read don't miss it did I go ahead and then you enter a wonderland . Do not miss this . The architecture , the formal gardens , the ambience is fantastic and an escape from the heat in the cool covered... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous building and gardens. Architecture is stunning, the carved archways and tiled walls and floors. There are hidden courtyards offering santuary from the sun, cool alcoves and ponds with fish. Nice way to spend a few hours

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favorite sites! Seville looks like what I expected all of Spain to look like when I arrived last week. It has a huge mixture of old and new with touches from the presence of the Moors and buildings from the Middle Ages. The gardens were enormous and beautiful here. The building was interesting. There was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Real Alcazar is a must-see site in Sevilla. It's history and beauty are well worth the price of admission. I learned a lot about the culture and history of southern Spain and was better able it understand how and why the south differs from the north of the country. I don't think you can be a tourist visiting Sevilla... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and well worth it. The details in the construction and the time span covered by the whole complex is amazing.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Make sure you spend the extra 5 Euros for a self guided recorded tour. The gardens are amazing and the architecture and the history are a must.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The architecture, the beautiful gardens, the amazing mosaics, the lovely fountains-we want to go back soon! Please visit the Alcazar! Avoid Spain in the heat of the Summer!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

These kings sure did know how to live. A geat pallace. Well kept gardens great fountains. A great testament to some very interesting times.

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Mobile, Alabama
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are in Seville you MUST do this. We toured around noon and there was no line. We used the audioguide which is quite good. The gardens are really beautiful. You have to make sure you save time to wander around outside.

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