Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

For those viewers that are totally into the Game of Thrones and the amazing historical places filmed around the world to represent the stunning and exotic lands, the next season 5 series will feature the amazing Alcazar in Seville, Spain. Set to represent the famous water gardens of Dorne, the royal residences and gardens of the Alcazar in Seville are world renown on their own, but this may also bring a new audience base of admirers that typically don’t get a chance to see these amazing historic sites in person. Check out the details of Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

 

Game of Thrones at the Alcazar of Seville

The Alcazar of Seville was built in 712 as a fortress and then converted into royal residences. The palace was certified as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987. One of the most beautiful palaces in Spain and created in the popular Mudejar architecture of the Moorish kings of that timeframe.  This royal palace is noted to being the oldest palace still in use in Europe with the upper chambers of the palace used when the royal family comes to Seville for official visits.

 

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

The exotic gardens outdoors at the Alcazar in Seville

 

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

 

Prior to the Alcazar in Seville being chosen, two other palaces were being scouted including the Alhambra of Granada is set high on a plateau over looking Granada with imposing views of the city. And last the Alhambra of Cordoba which is smaller but still grand with its Arabic influences and Mudejar artwork. In the end, the Alcazar in Seville was chosen. The Alcazar has also been used to film historic movies including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and the ‘Kingdom of  Heaven’.  The Seville Game of Thrones staging at the Alcazar in Seville was a truly spectacular attempt to use this World Heritage site and showcase the splendors of this magnificent palace and complex.

 

 

 

Seville, Spain- Alcazar gardens

 

Islamic architecture and interiors of the Alcazar

One of the most amazing Game of Thrones places to be featured is the Seville palace in the fashionable architecture of that time frame with Islamic/Moorish influences. All these gorgeous Islamic details were were an important and historic part of Seville’s history and culture and saved with Catholic embellishments throughout the palace.  Detailed interior rooms with geometric patterns and repetitive motifs covered all the interior walls and created richly decorated rooms with a defined eastern influence.

 

 

Seville, Spain - Alcazar details

 

 

Alcazar Seville Game of Thrones

The beautiful palace and real Alcazar in Seville was well placed in showing off the spectacular gardens and interiors for the Game of Thrones series. In fact there has been extensive features of Spain in the series to include the areas of the Costa Brava and Girona in particular.

 

Seville, Spain- Alcazar details

 

 

Hope that you enjoyed the Game of thrones update and tour of the Alcazar in Seville, Spain, please check out my other post on Game of Thrones Season six in Girona Spain or check out the links about Seville below.

Game of Thrones Season six in Costa Brava

Cathedral of Seville

Discovering Seville – a highlight tour

Touring the Plaza de Espana in the historic center of Seville

 

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