Seville 02

Seville Episode 02 The Alcazar

Seville’s moorish roots

The Alcazar is the heart of moorish Seville, perhaps the most beautiful building in the city, although there’s strong competition. It captivated later Christian kings like Ferdinand of Castille who moved in and determined to ‘die under its roof’. Meet other inhabitants like Pedro the Cruel, who so admired Islamic designs that he borrowed builders from his friend the Emir of Granada and Ferdinand and Isabella who set up their ‘Casa de la Contratacion’ in the Alcazar and ran their New World Empire from there. Find out what to see and what travel-writers from past ages had to say about this lovely building and its beautiful gardens.