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Mercury has his very own pool

 

 

The hall of tapesties included this map of the four known contonents

Tapestry detail of a drowned man

Entryway to the womens’ bath

Ceiling detail from womens’ bath entry

You’d have to drag me out of the women’s bath aka hammam

 

So much artistic attention to ceilings

Centuries of wear show on the lovely floor

The catholic king loved arabic design and built his palace accordingly

 

The king’s private quarters

Refecting pools are palace favorites

 

The ambassador-greeting room is exquisite

 

 

The first bear sculpture we had seen outside of the Madrid logo

The pond where the little bear resides

It was a tricky maze even though you can see above the...

An octagonal carved & guilded cove ceiling in the prince’s quarters

The tiles throughout the palace are delightful

 

This preseved tile shows how much those in the palace walls have...

I was charmed by this bunny in the tile museum

Detail from a garden portal


I can’t imagine writing anything that would supplement the huge volume of admiration for this building at your fingertips online. So, for your convenience here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite sites culturetrip.com;

The ‘Reales Alcázares de Sevilla‘, as it is known in Spanish, is a royal palace which was built by the Moorish rulers who occupied the peninsula from the 8th century onwards. In the 13th century, the Spanish Reconquista was in full swing and the Catholic Kings of Spain claimed the palace as their own. This marks the beginning of a new era for the palace, one under which elements of Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque design were combined to the original Islamic structure, leading to the unique blend of styles known as Mudéjar.

It is by and large considered to be one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar art to exist today.

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