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Treasures of the Alcazar of Seville

ALCAZAR, SEVILLA, TRAVEL, SPAIN

ALCAZAR, SEVILLA, TRAVEL, SPAIN

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Menu Tour Sevilla is a way to make the most of your time and budget on your visit to the city of Seville. The best way to get to know any city is with a guided tour with an official local guide that knows well the unpredictable and remarkable. Not all pockets can be fostered such luxury and free tours in the end are a oversized experience that make this experience somewhat tidy.
Menu Tour Sevilla is a service in which you pay for your menu and you also enjoy an excellent walking tour through the impressive city of Seville: if there is any place to walk is a free luxury, that is the Monumental center of Seville.
Menu Tour offers a walk where you will see all the essentials of the city and much more, since there are no sales stops and make the most of the time whether you are traveling with family, group of friends or alone.
At the same time you enjoy an urban style menu with fresh ingredients where you choose from three options:
• 5 types of Burguer Menu plus appetizer and soda or Beer
• 6 types of Healthy Bowl with soda or beer
• 4 types of Shake and Burguer menu, to make your stay in Seville a cinema
If there is anyone that does not fit with your wishes, I am sure we find the solution within our menu of the restaurant of TGB Cristina

RECORRIDO DEL MENU TOUR ( 12 and more thongs you will see)

    1. GATE OF JEREZ: It was one of the main entrances to the city of Seville walled. There is no more such a magnificent consturction except a commemorative plaque of the Reconquest of the city by Ferdinand III the Saint: ask our guides to show itto you because it is a small secret that all Sevillians know us. In addition, this square hides several other secrets such as the house of a Nobel Prize of , the lodging of distinguished people that visit the city or one of the first buildings of the University of Seville that are still preserved
    2. HOUSE FILELLAS or LA ADRIATICA: is a pearl of Andalusian Regionalism that houses various names. I’m sure our guides will bet on some more than another, but they’re all very genuine of the city’s inhabitants.
    3. CITY HALL: Another gem that was a wedding gift from one of the greatest kings that Spain has ever had. Plateresco Renaissance style, its crawn forms serve as an example for the decoration of multiple typical Sevilian shapes. Do you know there’s a Hollywood actress always showing her face from the facades?
    4. .PUERTA DEL PERDON : These are the most visible remains of the old major mosque in Seville. Its original doors of the Almohade period, hide many secrets in its inscriptions that and behind them the breathtaking view of the Giralda.There is a lord who has more hands than usual; ask our guides where you are.
    5. THE GIRALDA: a lot has been written about it and a lot is learned daily and it never ceases to amaze us. For a Sevillian to see it every day it is still a gift every day
    6. PLAZA DEL TRUNFO: as a whole it is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and houses the three princely powers that ruled the city: the religious with THE CATEDRAL, the politics with the REAL ALCAZARES and the economic with the old LONJA de Mervaderes or current ARCHIVES FILES
    7. BARRIO DE SANTA CRUZ: the old Sevillian Jewish quarter hides thousands of stories and legends of love, and heartbreak, revolted stays of great artists such as Murillo, Becquer or Zorrila. It is the place where Don Juan Tenorio carried out his skirmishes
    8. PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: the place that we Sevillians like the most and those who visit us, You can not come to Seville without seeing it.
    9. PARQUE DE MARIA LUISA: did you know that two major international exhibitions have been held in Seville? Maria Luis Park contains a lot of buildings that were seende of the 1929 Iberoamerican exhibition and is now a gift that we enjoy daily.
    10. ROYAL TOBACCO FACTORY. Currently headquartered at the University of Seville. Hopefully you’ll see some celebrity over there
    11. PALACE OF SAN TELMO. This beautiful Baroque building is currently the seat of the government of Andalusia but was formerly a famous academy of virtuous students: who can it be dealt with?
    12. TORRE DEL ORO: With this name the building that presides over the river that crosses the city and the name comes to it for many reasons. For us it is worth more than gold to have this tower in the city.
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Treasures of the Alcázar
  • Seville
  • Andalusia
  • Spain

Everything you need to knwo about the Alcázar of Seville in one article! Discover hidden places and legends during visiting this astonishing multicultural UNESCO monument!
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The Alcazar of Seville has been under construction for 500 years roughly which makes it a very unique building, mixing diverse architectural styles impossible to see anywhere else!

UN POCO DE HISTORIA PARA EMPEZAR

El Alcázar es uno de los monumentos más emblemáticos de la ciudad de Sevilla. Asentados los primeros edificios sobre ruinas romanas y más tarde visigodas, el Alcázar empieza a coger su forma actual a partir de la invasión árabe de Sevilla en el año 712. Muchos fueron los cambios que se sucederían en el Alcázar a partir de entonces: desde la alcazaba del emir cordobés Abderramán III, pasando por la ampliación de los almohades en el siglo XII, la conquista de Sevilla por Fernando III y la construcción del palacio Mudéjar por Pedro I, hasta la renovación y reforma de los Reyes Católicos en 1477.

El recinto ha sido lugar de importantes eventos, tales como los nacimientos de Juan de Aragón -hijo de los Reyes Católicos-, el infante Enrique de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias o la sexta hija de Felipe V, Maria Antonia Fernanda -reina consorte de Cerdeña-. En el Alcázar se celebró también la boda de Carlos I e Isabel de Portugal en 1526 y un almuerzo y recepción en 1995 con motivo de la boda de la Infanta Elena de Borbón. El Alcázar también fue lugar del Tratado de Sevilla de 1729 por el que se puso fin a la guerra angloespañola de 1727-1729.

ESTRUCTURA DEL RECINTO

Este espectacular recinto se caracteriza por sus diferentes estilos como ya hemos dicho con anterioridad. La entrada al recinto ha ido cambiando con el paso del tiempo quedando siempre ciertos vestigios en sus muros como es el de la puerta primitiva del Alcázar abbadí al final de la calle Joaquín Romero Murube. Esta fue la entrada del recinto hasta la transformación que sufrió el palacio con la construcción del Palacio Mudéjar tras la llegada de Pedro I en la que se trasladdó la fachada principal al actual Patio de la Montería y la Puerta del Leon.

Hacemos una pequeña parada en la puerta de entrada a los Reales Alcázares llamada Puerta del León o Puerta de la Montería, denominada así por el patio al que da entrada. Está contruida en estilo almohade y data del programa áulico del rey Pedro I por el cual se creo el nuevo palacio mudéjar. Esta puerta da al llamado Patio del León en el que se encuentra la entrada a la Sala de la Justicia y el Patio del Yeso, la primera construida en torno al siglo XIVdurante el reinado de Alfonso XI, y la segunda de época almohade y el que es considerado como el último vestigio de la residencia del califa Abu Yacub Yusuf, construida en torno al siglo XII. Tras la visita a estas bellas estancia salimos de nuevo al patio y tras atravesar la antigua muralla de los palacios almorávides se llega al Patio de la Montería, un espacio diáfano y amplio que deja todo el protagonismo a la fachada principal del palacio mudéjar.

Una vez en el Patio de la Monteria puedes acceder a dos divisiones del los alcázares: el Cuarto del Almirante y la Casa de la Contratación o el Palacio Mudéjar -también llamado de Pedro I-.

Going down from the viewpoint, we passed the Palacio de los Córdova, home of Gonzalo Fernandez de Córdoba, a famous Castilian soldier and nobleman called ‘El Gran Capitán’. His romantic gardens -from which we have beautiful views of the Alhambra- are the prelude to the rest of the beautiful Renaissance palaces that exist on the Paseo de los Tristes. This walk that continues along the Carrera del Darro reaches the Plaza Nueva and the imposing Palace of Justice, the beautiful Church of Santa Ana and the sound source of the Pila del Toro that keeps many legends among the flow of its waters.

The historic center of Granada undoubtedly offers a great gastronomic variety and a deeply rooted tradition of its bars: they offer free tapas along with the consumption of a drink. There is even a competition among the locals to find out which bar offers the best tapas. Only a true Grenadian will be able to show you these places; In case you don’t know anyone, don’t worry, we’ll show you. If your intention is to sit at a good table to try the local gastronomy, our friends from the Carmela restaurant can offer you the pleasures of the Granada tradition at any time of the day.

ALHAMBRA PALACE COMPLEX

There are three ways to get to the Alhambra on foot, all of them with their undeniable beauty and uphill. Our recommendation is to go up with the minibus from the Plaza de lsabel la Católica and see the Realejo neighborhood, passing through the Forest of the Alhambra and the Bermejas Towers until reaching the main entrance of the monument. It is practically impossible to enter if the tickets have not been previously purchased. We strongly recommend the advance purchase of the tickets for which it is required to present the identity document or valid passport. There are many places in the Alhambra that are freely accessible – that is, completely free. This is not the case of the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba and the Generalife. The complete visit to the site takes approximately two and a half hours, so it is very important to adhere to the schedule that marks the entrance to access the monument because the organization is very strict in that sense. There are many points within the enclosure where you can buy drinks and snacks, if you need them, we recommend Serrano ham sandwiches at the kiosk in front of the Alcazaba. And if you have some time, a coffee at the Parador with views of the Generalife will be a completely unforgettable memory.

Inside the Alhambra, several visit options are available. However, it is essential to understand the historical context and the artistic exceptionality of the palace complex, so we recommend attending with a private guide. The service of the audio guides, although cheaper, is very poor in information and devices, so the private guide is highly recommended both for explanations and service. Without a doubt, the accompaniment of an official guide on the visit enriches the experience and highlights observations that only a connoisseur of the monument could point out. The official guides in Granada are exceptionally good and can be hired in multiple languages: if you are traveling in a group it is worth allocating a little budget for the guided tour. From Persimmon Travels we offer the opportunity of a day trip to Granada with a guided visit to the monument. Click here for more information.

THE END?

The return from the Alhambra is highly advisable to do it on foot through the Forests of the Alhambra and be inspired by Washinton Irving, one of its greatest romantic exponents with his ‘Tales of the Alhambra‘. We recommend reading this book before traveling to the city since you will understand the romanticism and even mysticism that its streets contain. We enter the center of the city again, but, of course, we cannot leave without visiting other emblematic places such as the Corral del Carbón, do some last shopping in the zacatín, contemplate the Santa Iglesia Catedral de la Encarnación and its beautiful Plaza de la Capilla Real, spanish for Royal Chapel Square.

Thus we ended a day trip in the city of Granada, having seen the great monuments and lived unique experiences, a visit full of impressions and memories for a lifetime. A last stop in Loja for a snack with its imposing viewpoint would be the perfect spot to decide where to set course: let yourself be delighted by Seville, rediscover the Mediterranean Sea in Malaga, go back a thousand years in Córdoba or change of scenery going north, always within this unique and different country called Spain.

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