Real Alcázar de Sevilla
The “Real Alcázar de Sevilla” as it is known is spanish is a royal palace built by the moors who occupied the region during the 8th century. This royal palace is a prime example of the Mudéjar architecture, which mixes Christian and Islamic motifs.
The origins of the palace an be traced back to to the first occupations by the moorish of Seville in 712. During the 12th century the building became a more established royal residency when the Almohad Caliphate controlled the region. Most of the Islamic art we see today was added during this period.
However in the 13th century during the Spanish Reconquista, when the region was reclaimed the kings of Spain reclaimed the building as their own. This marks the beginning of a new era for the palace, one under which elements of Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque design were combined to the original Islamic structure leading to the unique blend of styles known as Mudéjar.
Since 1987 it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.