Alcazar in Arabic means "fortress". There are buildings with this name in many Spanish cities.
The first fortress on the site of the Alcázar of Seville was built in 914 by the Arabs, later it was the residence of the Arab rulers, which over time was expanded and improved. During the Reconquest, in 1248, the Spanish conquered Seville from the Arabs, and the Alcázar became the residence of King Fernando III.
In 1364, under King Pedro I, a palace was built, considered one of the best examples of Mudejar architecture in Spain. Later, many kings of Spain rebuilt, completed and decorated the palaces of the Alcázar.

On March 11, 1526, Charles V celebrated his wedding here with Elizabeth of Portugal. The Alcázar still houses the royal residence where the current kings stay when they visit Seville.

The Alcazar of Seville is now a walled palatial complex with courtyards, gardens and fountains. From the first palace built by the Arabs in the 11th century until today, only elements on the walls have survived.
The Alcazar is located in the heart of Seville, next to the Cathedral.
The Puerta del León leads to the Plaza del León, where two incredible trees grow, it is a magnificent safe. Hardy trees bloom in the fall, when in their homeland, in the southern hemisphere, spring.

From the Patio del León you can enter the Hall of Justice, preserved from the original Muslim palace.
The building on the south side of the Patio de Caza has an interesting chapel with an old altar. The altar represents Alejo Fernández's "Patron Saint of Sailors". The artist painted this painting in 1536 for the Seville Chamber of Commerce, which was in charge of all matters related to the exploration of the New World, from shipbuilding and expedition equipment to cartography. Under the command of Carlos V, Seville was the main port from which ships sailed to the Mediterranean Sea and to America along the Guadalquivir River.

The Alcazar is open to the public every day except December 25, January 1 and every Saturday.
The opening hours are from April 1 to September 30 from 9:30 to 19:00; From October 1 to March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Address: Patio de Banderas, s / n, 41004 Seville, Spain
Telephone: +34 954 50 23 24