From British Residency to Osmania University College for Women
The Royal Palace of Seville
Juan Carlos Hernández Núñez and Alfredo J. Morales
- Fully illustrated guided tour of one of the oldest palaces in Europe
The Royal Palace (Real Alcázar) of Seville is one of Europe’s oldest royal palaces. In the ninth century, work commenced on a military fortress but subsequently, under the caliphate of Abd al-Rahman II, this building became the caliphate’s residence. In the fourteenth century, King Pedro I of Castille ordered a magnificent palace to be built, which is by far the finest surviving example of Mudegar civil architecture in Spain. The authors take us on a guided tour of the palace and they conclude with a walk through the Alcázar garden, with its magnificent ponds, fountains and grottos.