The Royal Alcazar Palace

Plaza del Triunfo
Telf.: 954 50 23 23

Schedule: Of Tuesday to Friday of 10:00 to 14:00 Domingo and Festivos of 9:30 to 13:00 Closed Monday

The history of the Royal Alcazar Palace spans a long period from theReconquest of Seville in 1248 by the King Saint Ferdinand III to the timesof the Castilian kings.


The Royal Alcazar PalaceThe history of the Royal Alcazar Palace spans a long period from theReconquest of Seville in 1248 by the King Saint Ferdinand III to the timesof the Castilian kings. It was Peter I, called "Peter the Just" by some and"Peter the Cruel" by others, who gave the old Moorish Alcazar its definitiveappearance, when he converted it into a sumptuous Mudejar palace. Morereform work was carried out in the 16th century, enhancing with architec-tural elements and sculptures the magnificent gardens, with such evocativenames as the Grotto Gardens (Grutesco), the Dance Gardens (Danza) andthe Labyrinth Gardens (Laberinto). The Courtyard of the Dolls (Patio delas Muñecas), the Courtyard of the Maidens (Patio de las Doncellas) andthe Ambassadors' Hall (Sala de Embajadores) transport visitors to the worldof the thousand and one nights, with their magical allure and ornamentallavishness.