"Seville and the world, everything is one, because everything is undoubtedly all abbreviated". This is how he described the 17th century playwright Agustín de Rojas Villandrando, and so our eyes continue to see it. Because Seville is a city that rests on streets bathed in tears of kings, artists, scientists, merchants and poets. Walled between buildings that present footprints of its myths, history and legends, when you visit the Alcazar you enter the real and magical Seville. And if you have not yet visited their rooms or dreamed in their gardens, we give you 10 reasons why you have to see the Alcazar of Seville on one of our guided tour.
The Real Alcázar in Seville, also known as Reales Alcázares or Alcázar of Seville, is the oldest active royal palace in Europe. Since its origin linked the dynasty of the Umayyads, the Arab kings of Al-Andalus who ruled Seville in the High Middle Ages, has it been a royal residence. It is for this reason that the most illustrious and famous people of its time have passed through its rooms, gardens and corridors. And, therefore, the most unusual events have happened. Its corners are full of secrets carved throughout its history and its walls have witnessed the most interesting and important events of its time. In this article we have prepared a selection of 4 real events that took place in the Alcazar of Seville that you will surely find very interesting, and incite you to see it with us.
The Persian Sheikh Saadi, one of the main Persian poets of the Middle Ages, said that "the garden is a delight for the eyes and a consolation for the soul". Perhaps it was this consolation that the first Arab kings sought, who designed a set of gardens connected inside the Reales Alcázares of Seville. Thus, the former orchards were transformed into beautiful royal gardens. Gardens that flowed with the passing of time, like river water, which - Heraclitus told us - despite looking the same, is never the same. Nor have the gardens of the Alcazar of Seville always been the same. Despite being the oldest gardens in Sevilla, they and their history have changed over time to become one of the most beautiful and special gardens in the world. Gardens that you have to see if you visit Seville, and that we want you to see with us in one of our guided tours by the Alcázar.