Royal Palace

Puerta del León

Abd Al Raman ordered the construction of this fortified palace in 931 AD. The Alcazar comprises a series of palaces which are the most important example of civil architecture in Seville. In the interior, the outstanding palace grounds, gardens and servant’s quarters are spread over an area enclosed by walls on the south side of Seville’s Historic City Centre.

Rather than an architectural unit, the Alcazar has an intimate atmosphere created by an intermingling of Muslim artistic elements with others from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The most striking contribution by Pedro I was the reconstruction of the older parts of the Abbadi Alcazar and other early palaces.