Monday, September 7, 2015

Seville: The Alcazar

A visit to Seville is incomplete without a tour of the Alcazar of Seville, the royal palace originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings, still in use by the Spanish Royal family on the upper levels. The first photograph is the Courtyard of the Maidens, perhaps the most iconic image of the palace. Too bad there were so many tourists there who wouldn't get out of my picture! The fourth picture is Los Banos de Dona Maria de Padilla, rainwater tanks beneath the Patio del Crucero, named after the mistress of Peter the Cruel. Nice name! The gardens outside the palace are also worth a visit. They supplied the royal family with fruit and vegetables and a steady source of water.

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