Alcazar Of SevilleCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 34-954502324
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Garden, Park, Castle, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
Originally a Moorish fort, the Alcazar is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. The beautiful dwelling is divided into various sections: the Courtyard of the Maidens, the Baths of Lady Maria de Padilla, the House of Trade and various other patios. Covering the palace can easily take upto a day. The highlight here are the gardens and a park with a bar for those who want to rest occasionally. Peacocks and horse drawn carriages are a common sight with the castle. Colourful and bold, the influences of Jewish, Christian and Islam every in intricate mosaics or wall carvings. There's even a water powered organ. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seville Itinerary 3 Days.
- The coffee at the bar is supposd to be something special.
- Visit in the sunrise when it’s less crowded and you could avoid long waiting lines.
- The audio guide is extremely recommended, focusing on features and their relevance instead of generic history.
- Pensioners and students (17 to 25): 2 EURO (on accreditation at the ticket office).
- For disabled, children under 16 and locals: Free admission (on accreditation at the ticket office).
- Nearby tram, subway station and bus station: Puerta de Jerez
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This is the best tourist site in Saville. The Islamic architecture, design and calligraphy is preserved here more than the other sites. A beautiful Palace with a large garden. Game of Thrones did some filming here. Lots of Peacocks to chase around the garden. Pine can easily spend several hours in this place looking around and relaxing in the gardens.
This is a stunning palace to visit. Come early (before 10) if you want to avoid crowds and get better pictures. We came on a Sunday at 10:30am and it was already busy. And this is considered slow season as we are talking about early December. And buy tickets online to avoid a line in case it gets busy. Every room has beautiful and intricate details with strong Moorish influence. A lot of great history so I'd recommend getting an audio guide for 6 euros since you will need 1 - 3 hours to check out all the rooms and the garden. The very top floor has another exhibition but you will need to pay another ticket. We saw the sign that says the tickets were sold out for the day but you can buy online. Not crazy about that idea since you already have to pay 11.50 euros to come in. Be sure to grab a drink at the cafe on a nice day to enjoy the view and the peacocks (there were a few walking around). A must see if you are in Sevilla.
Great palace to see how the Kings and nobles lived in medieval ages lived. Beautiful palace garden with a huge variety of flora and fauna and peacocks roaming around. Thanks to the Turkish influence there is a bath where the nobles used to bathe. The architecture of the place has strong moorish influences and the high ceiling reflected how they felt about heavens and the planets. The tiles inside the palace are works of art. The fountains inside the palace were also used to cool the grounds on hot summer days. The maze in the palace grounds reflects the playful nature of the nobles and architects.
Definitely worth the audio guides (€6 each when we visited) but more importantly - BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE TO AVOID THE QUEUES! The gardens are amazing, worth taking your time to explore. Make sure you look up at the ceilings! There are no bag lockers unless your are visiting the new palace so I don't recommend stopping off here after checking out with all your bags like we did :)
Lovely Mosaic designs and gardens. Remember to look up at all the ornate ceilings. Well worth the visit. We lined up for tickets mid afternoon on a November Tuesday and the wait was not awful. It's probably worth booking ahead of you don't want a wait in line. Ticket holders have a short line or no wait at all.