After our visit to Seville's newest attraction, the Parasol, Russ and I headed to perhaps one of the the oldest, the "Real Alcázar" palaces, parts of which date back to the 10th century.
The complex was originally the residence of the Moorish Kings and has evolved in many different styles over many centuries. It is considered to be the oldest active Royal Palace in the whole of Europe, being used when members of the current Spanish Royal Family stay in the city.
The Puerta del León that opens out into the Plaza del Tríunfo pictured below.
Exquisite tiles and stuccoed Arabesque work decorate the rooms.
The multi-arched Damsels Courtyard, parts of which date back to the 14th century.