The Royal Alcazar of Seville is the oldest royal palace in use in Europe and the finest example of Mudejar architecture.
The Alcazar of Seville is a fortified palace built by the Umayyads of Spain on an ancient Roman site. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1987, it is the oldest royal palace in use in Europe.
The building was modified during and after the Muslim period in the 14th-century. It is considered the most brilliant example of the architecture of the Mudejars, the Muslims of Spain. It was designed as a fortress to protect the Muslim authorities.
The Alcazar has magnificent gardens with fountains and water sprouts, so take a leisurely stroll around and enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as the orange blossom fragrance.