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The Royal Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. The palace and nearby Cathedral were registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as their official residence in Seville. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.

We arrived mid afternoon and found a long line outside – this was to purchase entry tickets. There wasn’t any wait for pre-purchased online tickets. So I went on the site with my phone and bought two tickets for almost immediate entry (EUR 12.50 per person).

The large Palace and Gardens were beautiful. In some strange way, the place reminded me of Portmerion Village in Wales.

If you’re sightseeing in Seville then it should be second on your list; number 1, the Plaza de España and number 3, The Cathedral.

Pictures at the end of this article.

Royal Alcázar of Seville
Patio de Banderas, s/n. 41004 – Sevilla

October to March:Monday to Sunday 09:30 to 17:00.
April to September: Monday to Sunday, 09:30 to 19:00.
Closed on the 1st and 6th of January, Good Friday and the 25th of December.