The palace, known as the Alcazar--a palace-fortress built by the Arabs during the time of the Moorish invasion, has astonishing architecture, courtyards and gardens. The gardens make up one of the oldest sites of this Spanish crown. They are the most original representation of a Mudejar style, a Muslim expression adapted to the Christian world. In these gardens, you find tile works, water channels, fountains, water spouts and more.
The interior of the building is arranged around two courtyards, the courtyard of Las Doncellas (The Courtyard of the Maidens) where official life took place, and the Las Munecas courtyard for private life. Both quite impressive. Another impressive area is the Hall of Ambassadors with brightly painted archways and topped by a dramatic domed ceiling.
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