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Alcazar in Seville, Travel Photo Mondays

Travel Photo Monday

 

Touring the Alcazar in Seville – Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing beautiful imagery and personal story telling. You can also check us out on Twitter for Travel Photo Mondays at #tpMondays for more updates and submissions for the day.

 

Touring the Alcazar in Seville

Touring the Alcazar in Seville

 

 

The Alcazar or royal palaces of Seville were one the official palace of the Spanish royalty when they visited Andalucía and rule the four ancient capitals of Spain. It is the oldest royal palace still being used in existence in Europe and it has been registered as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987. The upper floors of the palace are still used as a royal residence when the royal family is visiting Seville.

The palace is styled in the traditional mudejar architecture that was popular during the Spanish rule of Andalucía during the reign of King Peter who was also called the Sultan of Seville. Lavish interior rooms, reception and beautiful courtyards were built onto the palace with successive rules introducing new styles including Italian Renaissance and Baroque influences that were incorporated in the upper story and other locations from 1540 to completion in 1572.

 

 

 

The courtyard of the maidens at the Alcazar in Seville

The courtyard of the maidens at the Alcazar in Seville

 

 

 

 

Seville, Spain - Alcazar details

 

 

 

 

 

Seville, Spain - Alcazar details

 

 

Gardens of the Alcazar

The gardens of the Alcazar in Seville are extensive with many water features, pavilion and fountains which were a primarily feature of gardens incorporating the popular mudejar style of that time frame. The grounds of the Alcazar gardens are extensive and are broken up into separate garden rooms below to enjoy and with a specific theme or garden style.

The garden of the poets

 

Seville, Spain- Alcazar gardens

 

 

English garden, – built during 18th century with the door to the Alcoba which is Islamic in origin

 

Seville, SpainSeville, Spain - Alcazar gardens

 

 

Jardin de la Alcubilla (Garden of the Reservoir): This garden existed during the time of Charles V.
Seville, Spain- Alcazar gardens

 

 

Jardin de la Vega Inclan (Garden of Vega Inclan)
Seville, Spain - Alcazar gardens

 

I wrote about this garden being featured for upcoming episodes of the Game of Thrones featuring this location as the Kingdom of Dorne, you can view the here.

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Alcazar in Seville for Travel Photo Mondays, please visit the rest of the bloggers below to see more stunning places around the world this Monday.

 

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38 Responses to Alcazar in Seville, Travel Photo Mondays

  1. Nisha September 6, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    What fabulous photos you have. Inside of buildings are very beautiful. Reminded me of my time there just three months back. I am yet to write about it.

  2. The GypsyNesters August 12, 2014 at 6:00 am #

    Wow, fantastic shots!

  3. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) August 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    Oh I love the garden pictures! Thanks for sharing Noel.

  4. Mary @Green Global Travel August 10, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Beautiful photos! It’s amazing to see how different each of the gardens are from one another.

  5. Lillie - @WorldLillie August 10, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    What astounding photos!

  6. Linda ~ Journey Jottings August 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    Your photos are always so inspiring Noel –
    Makes me want to jump on a plane to be able to dive into them in person 🙂

  7. Lex @LexParadise August 9, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Noel, all these photos are amazing! Those building architectures are unique and special! Wondering when will be the best time to visit Seville?

    • Noel August 9, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      Seville is gorgeous, but I’m sure spring time before the summer crowds would be ideal in my opinion

  8. Gran Canaria Local August 9, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    What images, Noel. You’ve just provided photographic evidence of Seville’s beauty. No wonder it’s one of our favourite Spanish cities.

  9. Corinne August 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    Noel, Thanks for linking up such a great post to Weekend Travel Inspiration!

  10. Carole Terwilliger Meyers August 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    Thanks for taking me back in time to when I visited the beautiful Alcazar in person. Lovely images.

  11. Beverly/Travel Maestro August 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Noel, your photos took me back to that magical city in full color and intricate detail. When I was at the Alcazar, there were no less than four bridal shoots going on, so of course I stalked them through the gorgeous gardens, careful to stay out of the way. Alas, my photos don’t even begin to touch the depth of yours. Sigh! Thanks for sharing. – Beverly

  12. Suzanne Stavert August 5, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    How gorgeous! it almost renders you speechless! In addition to the architecture and gardens I noticed the beautiful blue sky!

  13. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go August 5, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Wow! Thanks for the armchair tour. What an absolutely stunning place to visit with the beautiful architecture and gardens and your photos are lovely.

  14. wandering educators August 5, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    what incredible photos!!

  15. Muza-chan August 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Great architecture..

  16. Neva @ Retire for the Fun of it August 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    What intricately ornate the architecture was created and well preserved. Your photos are amazing and captured the beautiful colors perfectly.

  17. NatureFootstep Travel August 4, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    thanks for sharing this. It seems so strange to me coming from Sweden. We have nothing of the sort here. Maybe it is the climate that maked the difference.

  18. Juergen August 4, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    I would really love to go back for another visit. Last time my visit was a bit rushed because I couldn’t find proper and legal parking for our rather large RV, so we had to leave too quickly. At least it was sometime during early February (on our way to Morocco) with less crowds than I would expect during peak holiday season…

  19. Doreen Pendgracs August 4, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Seville and Valencia are two Spanish cities that seem to have alluded me. Hopefully, I will get there sometime soon. Your pics of Seville are amazing.

  20. Lis Sowerbutts August 4, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Nice photos – and one of my favourite places in Spain ,which is one of my favourite countries in Europe. I’d love to go back with a better camera!

  21. Patti August 4, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Okay, another palace to add to my ever growing list of places I should see! Those interior shots are incredible, such detail in the artistry of the work.

  22. Michelle August 4, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Seville certainly looks incredibly beautiful especially in your photos. I didn’t think I wanted to visit Spain again until seeing these photos!

  23. Anne August 4, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Fabulous photos – makes me want to return asap!

  24. Lory at Designthusiasm August 4, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    Noel, these photos are stunning. One can’t help but notice how similar Seville looks to Morocco, but I guess given the history, that’s no coincidence. The color here is extraordinary! Thanks for hosting… 🙂

  25. santafetraveler August 4, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    How beautiful! Believe it or not, Santa Fe architecture has a lot of Moorish influence though nothing as grand as Seville.

  26. Michele Peterson August 4, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    I had no idea that the Game of Thrones featured this location as the Kingdom of Dorne– super interesting! Your photos of Seville are truly inspiring and make me want to return.

  27. Rajlakshmi August 4, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    the place looks so stunning… specially the interiors. Gorgeous designs.

  28. Corinne August 4, 2014 at 12:00 am #

    One of my favorite spots in Seville was the Alcazar! The intricacy of all the stone work, tiles, and colors is spectacular. Great photos Noel!

  29. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} August 3, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    I really like how ornate that architecture is. You can definitely see the Moorish influence in it. I want to rub my hands along the exterior walls you show next to the fountain.

  30. Johanna August 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Loved the look of the poets garden – what a place for some mindful meditation. And wow, the ornate architecture. Fantastic 🙂

  31. Jesh StG August 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Never thought about this as consciously as I have now – the building style not only reflects culture, but also religion – here it’s the opposite of freeform and asymmetrical – but opulant though:) Wished that when I was there, I had explored a little more outside my own box!

  32. Caroline August 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    These gardens and the inside of the palaces are freakin’ amazing … I will be certain to check them out when I get to Spain!

  33. Anda @ Travel Notes & Beyond August 3, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Beautiful pictures of Alcazar, Noel. Like always.

  34. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse August 3, 2014 at 5:31 am #

    Breathtaking! The mix of European and North African architectures makes it wonderful!

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