Monday November 18, 2019
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Linkedin Linkedin
logo

SEVEN SPECTACULAR MOORISH PALACES IN ANDALUSIA

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Insight_DSL_Spain

Andalusia is home to Spain’s most famous royal palace, Alhambra, but it’s also the site of many other spectacular and majestic royal buildings. Many of these monuments are the work of the Moors. Take a look at our guide to the region’s most spectacular Moorish buildings ahead of your next trip.

GENERALIFE GRANADA

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with Alhambra in 1984, Generalife’s spectacular gardens are the reason visitors flock here. Built in the 14th century during the reign of Muhammad III, the palace was originally used as a royal summer retreat.

ALCAZAR OF SEVILLE

A masterclass in Mudejar architecture, the Alcazar of Seville is one of Spain’s most ravishingly beautiful Moorish palaces. Built as a fort in 913, the site of the palace has gone through multiple modifications in its long history, most notably the addition of the Palacio de Don Pedro during the 14th century.

CASA DE PILATOS SEVILLE

Smaller in scale but no less spectacular, Casa de Pilatos is a beguiling mix of Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and is still inhabited by the aristocratic Medinaceli family. The mishmash of décor is the result of owner Don Fadrique Enriquez de Rivera’s trips to Europe in the 15th century.

ALCAZAR DE LOS REYES CRISTIANOS CORDOBA

Known as the Castle of the Christian Kings, this medieval palace is one of Cordoba’s most distinctive landmarks. With a strategic location on the banks of the Guadalquivir River the castle started life as a residence for Moorish caliphs and governors from Rome.

Related itinerary : HIGHLIGHTS OF SPAIN (WINTER 2019 2020)

The latest list of hotels to reopen on Grand Bahama Island post-hurricane
The-latest-list-of-hotels-to-reopen-in-the-Bahamas-post-hurricane
The Bahamas continues to make major strides in recovery following Hurricane Dorian, with several hotels on Grand Bahama...
Trafalgar’s top agents can earn a spot on Acclaim trip to Ireland
Trafalgars-top-agents-can-earn-a-spot-on-Acclaim-trip-to-Ireland
Trafalgar’s top-producing travel advisor partners will be rewarded with a spot on the company’s 2020 Acclaim trip...
More cancellations for SAA but int’l flights could re-start Nov. 17
More-cancellations-for-SAA-but-intl-flights-could-re-start-Nov.-17
South African Airways has extended its cancellation of all domestic and regional flights scheduled for Nov. 17 and Nov....
Coming in 2022: Four Seasons’ new resort in Cabo San Lucas
Coming-in-2022-Four-Seasons-new-resort-in-Cabo-San-Lucas
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open its second property on the Baja Peninsula – Four Seasons...
View all News






Get travel news right to your inbox!