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Inside the Alcazar  
   

Inside the Alcazar

One of the courtyards.
From Islam to Christianity - Sevillian style

June 10th 2009
We started today with a tour of Reales Alcazar, the royal palaces. It is plural because it is a collection of palaces, from Moorish times, that were added to when it became the palace for King Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic. The palace is vast, and there were few places that were not accessible. It was a beautiful blend of Mudejar - like Moorish - and Renaissance architecture. There were ... read more
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