The Alcazar of Seville is one of the most pristine royal palaces in the country of Spain, located in central Seville. Its prominent representation of mudéjar architecture attributes to its stand-alone significance along with its encompassing display of the evolution of the city throughout the last millennia. This cultural icon is regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an overwhelmingly popular tourist attraction.
The Puerta del León is the entrance into the structure boasting a giant crowned lion from which the Patio del León is attached. Further into the complex resides the Patio de la Montería, one of the most highlighted features persisting as an exhibition of history and lineages of famous Seville leaders, and the Patio de las Doncellas, a historical memorial to virgin tributes from Iberia, referred to as “The Courtyard of the Maidens”. Beyond the large complex gardens are landscapes inlaid with dizzying patterns of majestic pools and fountains.
Access to the Alcazar of Seville is provided by the metro and two nearby stations including Puerto de Jerez and Prado de San Sebastian. Public bus routes are served by the nearby stations Menendez Pelayo and Plaza de La Contratacion. Walking tours are available for an interactive experience through the area.
The palace was originally founded as a citadel for the rulers of Seville. The upper levels still serve as residences for the royal family.