The Alcázar of Seville
The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace located in Seville, Spain. It was the residence of the kings of Castile during the Middle Ages, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The palace was constructed in the Mudéjar style, which is a combination of Islamic and Christian elements.
The palace features a number of rooms and gardens, and is known for its intricate stonework and detailed decorations. The palace also houses a number of important archives, including the archives of the Spanish Inquisition
. The Alcázar is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seville, and is visited by thousands of visitors each year.
The Real Alcázar is situated near the Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies in one of Andalusia's most emblematic areas. During the five hundred years of construction, various architectural styles succeeded one another. There are no remnants of the initial design, but the structure was probably refurbished with elements of Islamic ornamentation and patterns.
Several major gardens were also built. With the start of the Spanish Reconquista in the 13th century, the palace was remodeled with Gothic and Romanesque elements. The 16th century saw major additions built in Renaissance style. Alongside these designs, Islamic decoration and ornamentation was widely used.
After damage by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, that façade of the Palacio Gótico overlooking the Patio del Crucero was completely renovated using Baroque elements. The palace now presents a unique blend of styles