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The entrance to the Alcazar, known as the Puerta del León, is unassuming, if not well fortified.
A carved wood ceiling.
Detail of filigree and tilework.
One of the four huge tapestries on display during our visit. These weavings were quite impressive for their size, detail and age.

I was lucky enough to snap off a few pictures with a mini-pod before a guard told me, with advanced handsignals, that tripods, no matter how small, were not allowed.

Detail of some outdoor filigree.
Painted filigree walls and two wood carved ceilings.

In my opinion, the Alcazar in Sevilla is more ornate, better preserved and better restored than the Alhambra in Granada. The Alcazar, however, is lacking something that the Alhambra has in spades: a very calming vibe.

The Patio de las Doncellas.

Yes, the upper part was added well after the lower part was built.

Salon del Techo de Carlos V

The arches that curve back inward at the base are a different twist on the standard Moorish arch.

A wooden dome ceiling. The gold in the star patterns reflected nicely off the flash.

I think this may be the Salòn de Embajadores.

Wood carved ceiling.
Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla.
Don't miss the wonderful gardens behind the Alcazar.

A few more Alcazar pictures.


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