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Alcazar

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Alcazar
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One of the Spain's most breathtaking landmarks and the oldest royal palace still resided in

Lower level: 9,50 €
Lower level for students up to 25 y/o and retired: 2 €
Royal room: 4,50 €
Monday from 18:00 - 19:00 from April to September and from 16:00 - 17:00 from October to March: Free

Nocturnal visits: 13€
The Royal Alcazar of Seville is a royal palace built by Moorish kings and one of the many famous landmarks of the ever historical city of Sevilla in Spain. It is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain. Today, the palace is still used as the official residence of the royal family – an interesting fact is that it is the oldest royal palace in Europe that is still lived in. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.

 

 
 

In reality, the Alcazar was first built during the Arabic period and its influence is the most evident in the site’s airchitecture and decoration. However, the Renaissance and Baroque periods had an effect on it as many monarchs added their touch to the Alcazar.

 

As you walk into the Alcazar, you will be greeted by the Puerta del León (The Lion’s Door), the main entrance to the site. Inside the Alcazar, you’ll find the Patio de las Doncellas (Patio of the Maidens), whose name comes from the legend that the Moors asked the Christians for virgins as tribute. The patio is quite the sight, with inscriptions, decorated rooms, a pool, and more.

 

As many other Moorish sites in Spain and around the world, the Alcazar also has its own baths – Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla, named after Maria de Padilla, the mistress of Peter the Cruel.



Opening hours

October - March: 9:30 - 17:00, daily
April - September: 9:30 - 19:00, daily
Closed January 1st and 6th, Viernes Santo and December 25th

Nocturnal visits:
From April 1 to September 30: 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30
October: 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

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