By: Viva La Vita
A SHORT HISTORY
The compound that makes up the modern-day Alcazar was founded in the early Middle-Ages, and it was historically known as al-Qasr al-Muriq.
It is one of the oldest actively used palaces in the world and one of the most impressive monuments in Spain.
Alcazar features some of the finest examples of Mudejar style, and combines elements of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, all in one building.
Maiden's Courtyard: It was the center of public life in the court of King Peter I and features intricately decorated walls with impressive tile work.
The Hall of Ambassadors The main hall of the royalty, and that of the court of King Pedro I. It was a public room for admitting visitors.
This hall along with Mercury’s Pond, gardens, and baths of Maria de Padilla was used as a movie set for the Game of Thrones series.
The Alcazar has a total of 13 different garden sections, each offering something unique and spectacular.
There are over 20,000 different plants and tree species scattered around the vast complex and feel like a private jungle.
The gardens might be the most recognizable set from the Game of Thrones – they were used to film a number of scenes in here.
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