Monday, May 19, 2008

Photos of the Alcazar, Seville, Spain (May 12-14, 2008)

The Alcazar was built by Abd Al Raman in 931AD as a fortified palace. It was substantially rebuilt during the 1300s by Pedro I and today incorporates Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements.
The view from La Giralda over the Plaza del Triunfo and the Alcazar. In the distance, you can just make out the Guadalquiver River.
The Patio de las Doncellas (Patio of the Maidens) within the Palacio de Don Pedro
Intricately painted archways in the Palacio de Don Pedro, built in the 14th century
The Alcazar's Salon de Tapices holds massive tapestries from the 18th century
One of the impressive tapestries in the Salon de Tapices
The beautiful and peaceful Alcazar gardens

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