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Real Alcázar - Seville - Patio de la Monteria - Palacio Mudéjar

At the Real Alcázar in Seville.

 

The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish "Reales Alcázares de Sevilla" or "Royal Alcazars of Seville", Spanish pronunciation: [alˈkaθar])) is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

 

The Almohades were the first to build a palace, which was called Al-Muwarak, on the site of the modern day Alcázar. The palace is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture. Subsequent monarchs have added their own additions to the Alcázar. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence and are administered by the Patrimonio Nacional.

 

 

Patio de la Monteria

 

Its name comes from the hunters who accompanied the king in his hunting parties. The trapezoidal courtyard, is headed in the central area by the front of the Moorish palace of King Pedro I , decorated with magnificent filigree. On the right side of the courtyard is located a corridor double height you progress throughout the building, separated with arches and marble columns of the Tuscan order at the bottom and the upper Ionic order in which glass finds. From the right side leads to the room called the Admiral, also found here stairs that access the Palacio called Alto in these stairs a painting of a virgin, is the painter Juan de Roelas . On the left side of the courtyard is reached and the Patio del Crucero Gothic palace partially rebuilt in the eighteenth century , on the remains of a Gothic palace that still remain baths María de Padilla , the Chapel and Hall of Carlos V .

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Taken on June 20, 2014