Monday, 2 March 2015

Real Alcazar - the inside story

Hola!  I am back again with some more photos of Seville, this time our visit to the Real Alcazar (Royal Palace).

This imposing chap greets you at the gate...

The outside of the building looks rather formidable...

But inside, the beauty and refinement is amazing...

This dome is made of thousands of pieces of glass...


The inner court reminded me so much of the Alhambra in Granada...

There was also a slightly newer part, with a definite Renaissance feel...

But, for me, the real beauty is in the Moorish design of Al Andalus...this is the underground pool where the inhabitants of the palace would cool off during the summer heat (which can reach 45 degrees Celsius in the summertime)...

The patterns decorating the palace were simply stunning, oh if only I had quilting skills to replicate some of these patterns...

I fell in love with this place, but the inside of the palace is only half of what awaits the visitor - back soon with photos of the amazing (and huge!!) gardens.



  1. Wow, my eyes would pop out at all those gorgeous patterns and colors! Thanks so much for sharing the images with us. It would be fun to replicate some of those designs. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Those are gorgeous colors and patterns. I agree with Teresa. I wouldn't know where to look first. The pool looks so refreshing, I'm so grateful that we get the opportunity to see these fabulous pictures. Thank you and I'm looking forward to the gardens.

  3. Beautiful tile work, and the arched gold over the pool is awesome as well! Thanks from me to for taking the time to post, Helen! xx

  4. Hello there. We, too, life Sevilke so much. The Moorish architecture is too beautiful to describe . So glad you had such a lovely time . We stayed in Nearby Carmona last time xxx

  5. An incredible and beautiful place. Thank you for sharing with us! xx

  6. Wow--what detail!! Looking forward to seeing the gardens:)
    Blessings, Aimee

  7. Gosh....think this might be one city I need to pop on my list! :) xxx


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