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If you find your way to Seville be sure and visit the Alcazar, you won’t be disappointed. When we first passed it, I was not so sure I wanted to go inside but Cynthia was ever so slightly insistent so I agreed.

We queued up in a relatively short line and we were inside in no time.

The place really gives you a sense of the Moorish history of this region of Spain.

In all honestly, it was difficult to shoot in a way that captures the size and the magnificence of this place. All I could do is try to highlight some things that caught my eye:


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The detail in much of the ornamentation was just gorgeous

The most surprising feature was the garden/park within the fortress walls. Fountains, giant palm trees, rose gardens and more on a scale as to boggle the mind. I bet we could have wandered for hours and not seen it all


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Interestingly enough, the garden was very cool temperature-wise. It also seems to be the home of some wild parrots. They fly way up in the canopy of the tallest trees so we haven’t had a good look, but they appear to be some type of green ring-neck. Hopefully one of us will grab a snapshot of one before we leave.

Alcazar of Seville
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One thought on “Alcazar of Seville

  • October 10, 2007 at 5:58 am
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    Hurrah for Cynthia. What a beautiful place.

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