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The Real Alcázar of Seville: a unique place

The Real Alcázar of Seville is a unique monumental space in the world. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, it is located in the historic center of Seville.

The Real Alcázar is a place that has witnessed the history of the city since the Andalusian era. Andalusian governors, poets such as the famous al-Mutamid, Castilian monarchs such as Pedro I or the Spanish royal family have walked through its halls and patios. Also, its impressive gardens are a reflection of the passage of time.

From its origins in Andalusian times to the present, the Royal Alcázar of Seville has vestiges of each of the periods through which it has passed. A set of styles and architectural forms that are combined. Elements of Andalusian art can be seen, which since the 11th century predominated throughout the enclosure. But you can also see corners in which the Gothic from the time of Alfonso X or the Mudejar from the time of Pedro I predominates.

Puerta del León and the first corners of the Alcázar

The so-called Puerta del León is the main entrance to the Real Alcázar of Seville. Its name is due to the figure of a lion that can be seen on the lintel of the door. Once you cross it, you access the so-called courtyard of the lion.

Just to the left of the courtyard of the lion is the Sala de la Justicia, a space in the Real Alcázar whose past use is still a matter of debate to this day. Everything indicates that it was probably a meeting place and administration of justice.

Next to the Sala de la Justicia is the Patio del Yeso, which stands out for its Caliphate-style columns and its monumentality. Adjacent to this patio is the Patio de la Montería, the main and largest of the enclosure. It gets its name because it was a meeting place for knights, the point from which the king went hunting.

The Admiral ´s Room and Trading House

In 1503, the Catholic Monarchs created the Casa de Contratación de Indias, an institution in charge of regulating trade between the peninsula and America. Its first headquarters was the Real Alcázar of Seville, specifically in the space that goes from the current Plaza de la Contratación to the patio de la montería. For more than two centuries, this made the Real Alcázar a center of political and economic power at a European level. In 1717 this institution would move to Cádiz.

From the aforementioned courtyard of the montería you can access the so-called Cuarto del Almirante, one of the most spectacular places in the Alcázar. In this room you can see paintings by Virgilio Mattoni or Eusebio Valldeperas.

The Palace of Pedro I

The so-called Mudéjar or Pedro I Palace is the part of the Real Alcázar of Seville located next to the one built by Alfonso X, in Gothic style. It is without a doubt one of the most striking known areas of the enclosure. Specifically, they were the private offices of the monarch. This part dates from the 14th century and was remodeled a century later by the Catholic Monarchs.

In this part of the Real Alcázar, the Patio de las Muñecas stands out. The name of this space is a mystery and there are several theories about its origin. Some stories say that it is all due to its small size or the faces of girls or dolls visible at the beginning of the arcs. Also well known is the Patio de las Doncellas, a rectangular space organized around a pool. The image of this part of the Real Alcázar is usually the most popular and well-known.

In the Mudéjar Palace there is also the Carlos V Roof Room, the Felipe II Roof Room or the Ambassadors Room, whose dome is truly spectacular. In the first part of the palace is the High Royal Room, a jewel through which numerous monarchs have passed.

Gothic Palace or Palace of Alfonso X

With the conquest of Seville by the Kingdom of Castile, Alfonso X built a Gothic palace next to the Patio del Crucero. All this part would be remodeled by Carlos I in the 16th century, although it conserved its Gothic essence.

This part of the Real Alcázar is mainly made up of a chapel (presided over by an altarpiece of the Virgen de la Antigua) and what are known as the Great Hall and the Hall of the Tapestries. Of this last room, it stands out that it was completely rebuilt in the 19th century and that it is decorated by tapestries whose theme deals with the conquest of Tunisia by Carlos I.

The monumental and historic gardens

Walking through the gardens of the Real Alcázar of Seville is a unique experience in the world. Although their existence dates back to times before the 14th century, they were significantly remodeled in the 16th century. Its Muslim essence was preserved and popular fountains, plants and trees during the Renaissance were incorporated into it.

There are several gardens that the Real Alcázar has, each one with a different name. The Garden of Dance, Troy, Marqués de la Vega-Inclán and Poets Gardens stand out. A set made up of dozens of species of trees and plants from different parts of the world. The popular orange trees stand out above all of them.

The gardens of the Real Alcázar of Seville stand out for their incredible fountains and ponds from the Renaissance period. Well known are the Mercury Pond or the Fountain of Fame. Also, other constructions stand out, such as the Pavilion of Carlos V (Mudejar style) or the Cenador del León.

Buy tickets for the Real Alcázar of Seville

The best option if you want to visit the Real Alcázar of Seville is to purchase tickets in advance. This will ensure your visit and avoid long queues.

If you want to tour this heritage jewel declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you have different options. If you want to visit it on your own, for free, you can buy skip-the-line tickets. Also, you have the possibility of going on your own with a state-of-the-art audio guide that will explain every corner of the monument. All these types of visit have the option of also visiting the High Royal Room

Also, we recommend the Guided Tour of the Real Alcázar. A unique experience in which an expert official guide in the monument will discover every corner of it. You also have the option of taking the Guided Tour of the Real Alcázar and at the end, with the same guide, visiting the Cathedral of Seville.


Schedule of the Real Alcázar of Seville

From October 29 to March 31: Monday to Sunday, from 09:30 to 17:00. Closing of the venue at 18:00


From April 1 to October 28: Monday to Sunday, from 09:30 to 19:00. Closing of the venue at 20:00


Closed: December 25, January 1 and 6 and Good Friday

Did you know that the Real Alcázar of Seville has its origins in Roman times?

The site that today is occupied by the Real Alcázar of Seville was once occupied by a Roman building dating from the 1st century. After the fall of Rome, the place was occupied by the Visigoths and later by the Andalusians, who carried out the largest part of the set that is visible today.

Did you know that the Real Alcázar of Seville has been one of the settings for the Game of Thrones series?

The popular Game of Thrones series has had different monuments and places in Spain as settings. One of the best known was the Real Alcázar de Sevilla, used to recreate the kingdom of Dorne.

Did you know that some impressive bathrooms are hidden under the Real Alcázar?

Under the Real Alcázar of Seville there is a unique Arab cistern. Specifically, it is just under the Patio del Crucero where this construction of Arab origin is located. This is where María Padilla supposedly bathed, the one who was first the lover of King Pedro I the Cruel and later queen. That is why the cistern is also known as “the baths of María de Padilla”

Did you know that its gardens are a perfect combination of nature and architecture?

The Real Alcázar of Seville is a perfect combination of nature and architecture. This is due to the transformations carried out by the Italian Vermondo Resta during the reign of Philip III. The artist transformed the Arab wall into a gallery to enjoy the gardens, in addition to making different changes to them.

Did you know that the Real Alcázar of Seville is a unique combination of architectural styles?

The Real Alcázar of Seville is a unique combination of architectural styles. Muslim art intermingles with Baroque, Renaissance, Hispano-Muslim or Baroque. A special complex that makes the Real Alcázar a unique monument.

Did you know the legend that hides the Patio de las Doncellas?

The Patio de las Doncellas is probably the best known of all those in the Real Alcázar of Seville. Its name is due to the legend that says that in Andalusian times 100 virgin maidens were claimed as an annual tribute.

Did you know that the Real Alcázar is the oldest royal palace in use in Europe?

Currently, the Real Alcázar of Seville is still the place of residence of the royal family when they visit the city. That is why it is considered the longest-running royal palace in Europe. It is also used to house prestigious visitors who arrive in the Andalusian capital.

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