Real Alcazar of Sevilla
Having survived various periods of history, the stunning Real Alcazar is one of the world's oldest palaces that is still in use.
The Alcazar is a fortified palace located in the heart of Seville, often compared to the Alhambra in Granada, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most visited monuments in Seville.
One of the Alcazar's main attractions is that inside you can still see elements of different periods of history, for example, there are pieces of Islamic art, Mudejar and Gothic style ruins, and even Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque elements.
Discovering the Alcazar
The Alcazar of Seville is a building with surprises around every corner. The Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) is one of the most-loved parts, with its central fountain where you can see the building reflected in the water.
Other notable elements are the Salón del Techo de Carlos V (Charles V Ceiling Room), the Patio del Yeso (Courtyard of the Plaster), the small Patio de las Muñecas (Courtyard of the Dolls), and the Casa de la Contratación, where administrative and legal procedures between Spain and the continent of America took place.
The Alcazar's picture-perfect gardens are another treat for visitors, full of fountains, orange trees, and palm trees, they are a great place to get some shade and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Not to Be Missed
The Alcazar is one of the most visited monuments in Seville, and as such there are often queues to get in, especially in peak season. If you'd like to skip the queues and gain a deep insight into the palace, we recommend taking a guided tour of the Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda.
From October to March:
Monday - Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
From April to September:
Monday - Sunday from 9:30 am to 7 pm.
General admission: € 13.50 (US$ 14.50)
Admission to the Royal Bedroom: € 5.50 (US$ 5.90)
Retired seniors and students from 17 to 25 years: € 6 (US$ 6.40)
Alcázar, Seville Cathedral and La Giralda Guided Tour € 52 (US$ 55.70)
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