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“EXQUISITE MOORISH ARCHITECTURE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Real Alcazar

Real Alcazar
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US$16.47*
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Seville Guided Tour into Alcazar
Ranked #2 of 276 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.
Adelaide, Australia
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“EXQUISITE MOORISH ARCHITECTURE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

This palace has wonderful gardens. The Maidens Courtyard in particular is serene and beautiful. The tiles throughout the palace are also fantastic. That said, it is the Moorish architecture that I believe is the real star of the palace. It is truly a treasure to just stand and marvel at the detail in the finish of the arches and the ceilings.

Visited April 2014
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“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

My wife said it's a must see, I had my doubts, but the visit was mind blowing with a history which goes back beyond imagination. The architecture is grand, how much of it is now real should not cross your mind but for me it did, like are all the tiles still original ? Certain areas still create that feeling of age. The gardens are very good and well kept. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and it will live in my memory for a long time. Great to see.

Visited May 2014
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“Interesting insights”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Get there early as there is quite a queue in high season or perhaps try and purchase tickets in advance. Pay extra for a tour of the private apartments which are still in use today - gives a real insight as to what it must have been like when the royals were in residence and well worth the extra 5 euro. Buy a ticket off the friendly lady in the corner of the square where you enter - the last tour is about 1.30 pm.

Visited May 2014
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“A royal palace!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

The old Alcázar of Seville – you have to visit. The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. Read about Moorish culture and history – very interesting.

Visited April 2014
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“Moorish architecture delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Touring through the buildings and garden are a treat. We have been here a couple of times, and have been inspired by the beauty here.

Visited May 2014
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