Cindy's and Kevin's Visit to Spain, 2009
The Alcázar of Seville
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We spent most of Wednesday at the Alcázar, in Seville. It was originally a fortified palace belonging to the Moorish rulers, apparently begun in the 900's. It had been abandoned for a while, when King Pedro I ordered a new palace to be built in the mid 1300's.

This wall is almost all that remains of the original palace.

Pedro was so impressed by the Moorish artistry, that he had his new palace built in that style.

Patio of the Dolls

It's in pretty good shape for being over six hundred years old.

The Ambassador's Room

Patio de las Doncellas, or The Courtyard of the Maidens.

The gardens are extensive.

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