The Royal Alcazar was a royal palace in the city of Seville. It was built on a Moorish fort and so it has very Moorish style with the arcs and very detailed sculpture everywhere. Interestingly even though it is at a convenient location in the city centre and very near to the famous Seville Cathedral, it took us a while to find the entrance to the complex.
A few days before we visited Royal Alcazar, we visited Alhambra, perhaps the most famous Moorish palace in the world, in Granada and we were a bit disappointed mainly because it was not very well maintained. Therefore we did not have much high hope on this one. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. The interior of the palace was very beautiful and there were lots of well maintained decorations and sculptures all over the wall, ceilings, columns etc. It was a pity I did not have a long range macro lens with me, otherwise I’d probably spend a whole afternoon there taking close up pictures of everything.
The courtyard in this picture is called the Courtyard of the Maidens, one of the most famous areas in the palace.