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The Alcázar of Seville, Spain

Construction of the Alcázar of Seville began in 914, and by 1364 the various buildings of this Moorish palace were connected and collected into the complex that is still in use today as a royal palace. The traditional tile design and mosaic work, along with architectural details of some of the buildings, reflect the original Moorish Muslim style. But more recent buildings show other influences: Tiles and relief carvings that depict animals and people demonstrate the impact of the secular and Catholic populations in Seville after the Moors lost control of Spain in 1492.

The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence and are administered by the Patrimonio Nacional. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the adjoining Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
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Patio de las doncellas
En el Real Alcázar de Sevilla. Más Mudéjar, columnas, arcos lobulados, escritura cúfica, agua, simetría, simplemente precioso. — In the Real Alcázar, in Seville. More Mudejar style, columns, cusped arches, Kufic script, water, symmetry, simply beautiful.