Real Alcázar de Sevilla

Royal Alcázar of Seville, Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Official Site

Many different fortifications and palaces have been situated on the grounds of the Alcázar de Sevilla since the 9th century. The current structures began construction in the 13th century on the remains of the old Islamic palaces for King Pedro I with Mudéjar Palace in the Andalusian Mudejar style and expanded with other structures and gardens in the following centuries.

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Mudéjar Palace

Mudéjar Palace began construction in the 13th century for King Pedro I on the remains of the old Islamic palaces and continued over the following five centuries. The initial structure was done in Gothic and Romanesque styles, with later additions in Renaissance, Islamic, and Baroque styles. The interior of the palace is famous for its extensive tile decoration.

Baños de Doña María de Padilla

While named baths, this underground chamber constructed in the 12th century is located beneath Patio del Crucero actually contains the cistern for the palace. Originally opened to the gardens, the cistern was covered over in 1755 to stabilize the area after a large earthquake.


The gardens in the Alcázar provided an important function the provide food and entertainment in the old Islamic fortification and palaces. They were extensively modified by designer Vermondo Resta in the 17th century which included transforming the old wall running through the gardens into a loggia for observing the surrounding gardens.