Eye on Design | Seville | The Alcázar

Eye on Design | Seville | The Alcázar

Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Yes, it's the same palace I snuck into - but I had only been able to see the gardens at that time.  The next day I went back to the Royal Alcázar of Seville to see the glorious arched, tiled, filigreed, crenulated, vibrantly colorful interior. Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain I am putting this post in Eye on Design, because this astounding palace is representative of multiple design styles.  "The historical evolution of the city in the last millennium is held within its walls and gardens, amalgamating influences starting from the Arabic period, late Middle Ages Mudéjar right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the XIX century." -www.alcazarsevilla.org Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain I admired Seville's trademark radiant glazed azulejos.  Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain The geometric ironwork on windows and doors reflect the patterns of the tiles. Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain My favorite feature of all, though, was the spectacular Moorish arches... Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain ...and the dramatic shadows they cast on the tiled walls. Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain I was so captivated that I walked around the palace three times before leaving through the cobblestoned passage. Royal Alcázar of Seville_Spain Well worth the price of admission...and worth going in through the entrance. www.alcazarsevilla.org
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  1. Eloise at 2:12 pm

    My word, this is breathtaking. My stomach dropped because I have not travelled abroad in 20 years and my mouth is salivating looking at these sights. It has refilled my soul up with peace and inspiration where it was lacking. The sunlight streaming in is heavenly. WOW.

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