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Fountain at Real AlcázarThe Real Alcázar is a fortress, inhabited by Muslim and Christian royalty for many centuries since construction began in 913 A.D. (5). Inside its walls are beautiful, tended gardens and Moorish palaces.

The gardens are the perfect place to unwind and relax after intensive touring. From the Jardín de las Danzas, you can see a tunnel of pools running beneathe the palace to the Baños de Doña María de Padilla. Farther out in the gardens is a maze and palm trees brought back in the 1500s from Florida (2).

The Alcázar is located in the Plaza del Triunfo near La Catedral. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the Fall and Winter. During Spring and Summer the fortress is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. (4) Entrance is free with a student card. For additional information contact (95 450 23 23) (2).

 
Plaza de España -- La Catedral -- El Alcázar -- Parque María Luisa

 

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