Seville is a city full of architectural detail, combining the beauty of Moorish design with the Spanish penchent for ceramics, tiles and color. Seperated by more than a couple centuries, both the Alcarzare Palaces and gardens and the Plaza de Espana are examples of the beauty that this unique combination produces.
Built as a fort for the Cordoban governors in 913 the Alcazares was subsequently adapted and enlarged throughout the years, providing a history tour through Moorish, Renaissance, Mudejar and Flemish influences. It boasts decorative tile work, beautiful carvings and coffered ceilings. The gardens are also magnificent, with citrus trees, flower beds, fountains, pools, isolated stone walk ways, and the remains of the original aqueduct feeding a fountain.