Alcazar is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of Seville.
Visit the iconic Alcazar of Seville while on adventure travel tours of the back-roads of Andalucia.
One of the beautiful city's many great sites, this royal palace was originally a Moorish fort and taps into the rich North African heritage that was once so famous in the south of Spain.
Along with the world-famous Seville Cathedral and the Archivo General de Indias ancient merchants' exchange, it makes up part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of the city.
The Alcazar dates from as early as the 10th century, but was continually built and rebuilt from the Reconquest of 1248 to the 16th century and subsequently incorporates elements of the Almohad Caliphate along with Christian Andalusia.
Once a palace for Muslim governors, it is still used as a residence for the Spanish royal family when they visit Seville.
As well as the palatial buildings, the Alcazar is also revered for its exquisite royal gardens, which cover its extensive grounds.
The mixture of styles and cultures that visitors will encounter at the palace is a good representation of Andalucia more broadly, which served as the main gateway between Europe and Africa for so many centuries.