Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Alcazar in Sevilla

We have read that one should see Sevilla's Alcazar after visiting the Alhambra.  The reason?  The Alcazar is one of the best surviving examples of the Mudejar style (Muslim architecture), but much of it was built well after the Muslim Emirs were defeated in Spain, and so a lot of the beautiful color on the decorations remains.  At the Alhambra, much of the color has faded away.   If you see the Alcazar first, the reasoning goes, you may be disappointed in the Alhambra.  Okay, so we saw it in the proper order.  The Alhambra is stunning.  The Alcazar is glorious.  Here are a few pictures of the Alcazar:

A beautiful place!

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