Alcazar of Seville
The Alcazar of Seville, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is composed of a group of palaces built over time within a walled enclosure; The site was used as an Arab royal residence, constructed during the Arab reign in 712.
The first reforms began after the conquest of Seville by the Christians in 1248, a new palace was also added to the complex, and has been occasionally used as a residence of the various Castilian royal families since then until the beginning of the 21th century.
It was not until the government of the Second Spanish Republic when the Alcazar of Seville and its gardens management were transferred to Seville .
As the latest addition Alcazar has been chosen along with Osuna as the filming place of the popular Game of Thrones tv show for the next season coming in 2015.
Visiting the Alcazar
The entrance to the site is through the Lion's Gate that leads to the courtyard of the same name and from where you can access the Hall of Justice, a former Muslim palace.
In the area adjacent to the Lions courtyard you will find the Monteria Courtyard, from where you can access the Sala del Almirante and the House of Trade, a place devoted in the past to regulate the trade with the Americas.
Alcazar in Google street view
You can visit the Alcazar of Seville virtually with Google Street Maps: https://www.google.com/streetview/#spain-heritage-monuments-and-landmarks/alcazar-of-seville
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The Alcazar Gardens
The gardens are a very important part within the Alcazar of Seville and consist of several distinct areas within the enclosure.
A stroll through the gardens of the Alcazar is an enjoyable experience that you can not miss during your visit. Orange trees, palm trees and fountains are among the elements that compose this scenery.
How to get to the Alcazar of Seville
You have to get to the Andalucia Avenue towards the University and the Cathedral of Seville; if you get to Seville through the A-92 road from Malaga, passing by Alcala de Guadaira and Osuna, you just have to follow the road signals to get to this historic monument of Seville.
From the same Andalusia Avenue towards the University and the Cathedral, this avenua you will access through the A-92 passing by Alcala de Guadaira and Osuna, you will come to this historic monument of Seville.
The city of Seville is located along a river. The weather in Seville is ideal for those who want to move from the cold to a warm city. This city is considered one of the warmest cities in Europe. The city offers many other things to do while on holidays. Enjoy your holidays in Seville.