The Alcazar: Courtyard of the Maidens

If Seville Cathedral was ever so slightly disappointing, as I discussed in my last post, then the Alcazar (sited on the opposite side of the Plaza del Triunfo) made up for that in spades.

Originally built-in the early 10th Century as a castle for the Cordoban governors of Seville, the Alcazar has been developed over the subsequent 1000 years by both Muslim and Christian rulers in to a stunningly beautiful palace complex.

The images below are all of the Patio de las Doncellas or Courtyard of the Maidens, which sits at the heart of the Alcazar’s most magnificent palace, the Palacio de Don Pedro – named after Pedro I, the 14th Century ruler of Seville responsible for its construction.

Courtyard of the Maidens 1

Courtyard of the Maidens 2

Courtyard of the Maidens 3

Courtyard of the Maidens 4

Courtyard of the Maidens 5

Courtyard of the Maidens 6

Courtyard of the Maidens 7

I have plenty more shots of the Alcazar to share over the next few days…..:0)

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

8 Responses to “The Alcazar: Courtyard of the Maidens”

  1. Nicki Cloonan

    I remember having a similar reaction to visiting this building many years ago. Now I want to go and visit it again!

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Nicki, it is a beautiful place….plenty more photos of the Alcazar to post over the next few days….😊

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    How beautiful (the detail).


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