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Real Alcazar Of Seville

We passed through the Alcazar several times on our way to dine and to explore Seville.  The Alcazar was not on our top three list, but once we visited, I was convinced that this is one of the most impressive monuments of Seville.  We had to go back the second time...this time longer.

The Real Alcazar is a royal palace in Seville and was originally a Moorish fort.  According to the guide booklet, it is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Façade of the Peter of Castile's Palace in the Alcázar. - visiting this place would take at least two to four hours especially if you're like me and you love to take photos.
This is located at the Hall of Ambassadors and the centerpiece of the Royal Palaces.  This majestic dome is made of gilded wood. It was formerly called the Middle Orange Hall because of the gold- or orange-like dome.
Exploring the palace felt surreal.  The mudéjar architecture is stunning and imp…