The Alcázar of Seville, Seville, Spain. Built in the 13th century by the Moors the building originally served as a fort. Now it is the oldest royal palace in use in Europe. The monument is protected by UNESCO as it represents the historic twists and turns, as it has preserved and reflects the evidence of various eras including the Arabic period, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and the 19th century.
The complex is a little universe on its own: not only it enables a time travel through the ages, but also an exploration of various unique spaces like Spring Theater, Royal Gardens, Towers, the Cathedral that previously was a mosque and now the biggest Gothic building due to its five naves. We will be able to admire more of it in the fifth season of “Game of Thrones”, which has confirmed to be filming in Alcázar.
Why to go there?
A truly unique architectural wonder, the most famous attraction in Seville, providing an insight into the history of Spain.
When to go there?
All year round. Alcázar is closed only on the 1st and 6th of January, Good Friday and the 25th of December.
How to get there?
It is found on Plaza del Triunfo. Get there by bus, metro or taxi – it is easy to get around in Seville.
Lead photo by Rafael Sacasa