One of the oldest European royal palaces still in use today the Alcázar of Seville (or Reales Alcázares de Sevilla in Spanish) is the highlight of a visit to Seville.
A stunning example of mudéjar architecture or simply Moorish style, the Moroccan influence of colourful tiles and detailed archways at this site is simply beautiful.
There are displays within the Alcázar of objects, such as porcelain and royal possessions, which are wonderful to take in.
The UNESCO world heritage site has origins in the 10th century and is basically situated in the centre of Seville.
I would recommend allowing for a few hours here to just wander about and enjoy the expansive gardens it offers too.
Visiting in summer on a perfect day meant the Alcázar was really in its element – this post is a photo essay of sorts to show off some of my favourite shots from the palace.