Real Alcazar of Seville, Spain - Firebird City Guides

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Real Alcazar of Seville, Spain
The Real Alcazar is a fortified Moorish palace located in Seville built on the order of the first Caliph of Andalucia in 913. The construction of the current building began in the 14th century and is the best example of the Mudejar architectural style on the Iberian Peninsula. Nevertheless the fusion of Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements can be seen in the palace’s numerous rooms, patios and halls.

Many monarchs have later chosen the beautiful fort as their residence and even today the King of Spain stays here when visiting Seville. The Real Alcazar is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Among the must sees of the Real Alcazar Palace are first the Puerta del León which is the main entrance to the palace with a crowned lion proudly rising above it. One of the most renowned patios in the palace is the Patio de la Montera - the Hunting Patio. The beautifully decorated Ambassadors Room famous for the carved arches and tile designs is a must see.

The next place not to miss is the House of Trade erected by the Catholic Monarchs in 1503 to regulate trade with the colonies in the recently discovered Americas. It was the House of Trade’s chapel where Columbus met with Ferdinand and Isabella after his second voyage, and today there hangs the famous painting The Virgin of the Navigators, depicting the discovery of the New World and one of the earliest paintings portraying Columbus.

Apart from the breathtaking rooms and patios, the Real Alcazar is also famous for its outstanding gardens. The gardens vary in style and design and were founded in different periods of time. Yet the orchards with fruit trees, a wide variety of fragrant flowers all in the peaceful setting of ponds, fountains and pools make the gardens a magical place to take a stroll.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Barcelona | Granada | Cordoba | Seville | Madrid | Toledo

See the most sought-after sights of Spain from Barcelona to southern towns of Andalucia - Granada, Cordoba, and Seville - as well as the capital city Madrid with our tailor-made 12-day private tour.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

4 cities

1 country

Madrid | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

See the top splendor of Spain's incredible south from Madrid and Toledo to Cordoba, Granada, and Seville. Enjoy excellent tour guide services in seven locations and spice your experience with an authentic Flamenco show.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 14, 2018

9 days

5 cities

1 country

Madrid | Toledo | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

Discover the treasures of Southern Spain in a small group! Enjoy the main highlights from Madrid and Toledo to the enchanting southern gems: Cordoba, Granada & Seville.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

5 cities

2 countries

Seville | Huelva | Vilamoura | Lisbon | Funchal

Traverse the land of the discoverers and see the main places linked with the world's greatest explorers from Seville to Algarve and from Lisbon to Madeira.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

4 cities

1 country

Cordoba | Granada | Seville | Malaga

Traverse the best sites of Southern Spain's stunning Andalucia, boasting endless natural beauty and a treasure chest of historic, architectural and cultural attractions. Explore incredible sights of Cordoba and Malaga, Seville's Real Alcazar, Alhambra of Granada, and enjoy a flamenco show.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal during the 24-day private tour. Exceptional guided tours and local experiences will make your trip truly insightful.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

7 cities

1 country

Barcelona | Valencia | Madrid | Toledo | Cordoba | Granada | Seville

Explore Spain like the locals do with our 12-day private tour program that includes excellent downtown hotels, experienced local guides and most comfortable transportation during the trip. Tour around six charming Spanish cities and enjoy wonderful sights.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Madrid | Toledo | Seville | Cordoba | Granada

Spain has got it all: abundant history, stunning architecture, enchanting culture and delicious cuisine. Rejoice it all during exciting sightseeing tours with professional guides and stay 5-star hotels.

E.g., Sep 25 2018