the golden ceiling of the Hall of the Ambasadors
a chapel in the royal quarters
the Royal Alcazar of Sevilla
After Ferdinand III had captured Sevilla he made the fortified residence of the Almohad kings
his royal palace. This Alcazar
(Arab for palace) stood at the site of a former Visigoth church.
Over time many changes were made but presently the Royal Alcazar
is known as
the world's best Mudejar architecture.
Parts of the palace are still in use by the Spanish monarchy.
de Don Pedro
is a real showpiece of Mudejar art with the dazzling Hall of the Ambassadors as masterpiece.
Palace with the chapel and tapestry room has a distinct different style but is certainly not less impressive.
the magnificent Alcazar in May 2019 and it was certainly the highlight of our visit to Sevilla.
the Tapestry room in the gothic Palace
the Virgin of the Navigators in the House of Trade. Remember Sevilla got rich by trade with the New World
the Patio de la Doncellas
upstairs are the Royal Quarters of Spain's present monarchy
the garden behind the Mercury Pond
the Mercury Pond houses a school of hungry carps
the Hall of Holy Emeror Charles V
the splendid Hall of the Ambassadors
the Lion's Gate
the serene Patio del Yeso is one of the older Muslim parts
the staircase to the Royal first floor is a piece of art in its own
one of the entrances to the Hall of the Ambassadors
the Apeadoro or enlighting area
the chapel in the Gothic Palace