Jo’s Monday Walk: the Alcázar Gardens

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If heaven really does exist, then let’s hope it looks a little bit like the inside of Seville’s Alcázar.

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The Alcázar Gardens are remarkably beautiful, where you can appreciate the tiled pavilions, Islamic architecture, and water fountains, as well as beautiful plants.

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 The pavilion in Alcázar helps maintain the coolness in the summer heat, a seemingly haven of private spaces under majestic trees.

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Water fountains and channels are placed in a perfect straight line in the middle of the garden walkway and through the pavilion.

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Some of the most beautiful tiles can be found here.

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Happy week!


61 responses

  1. Beautiful, Amy! When we went to Andalusia, we didn’t get as far as Seville. Wish we had! Did you make it to the Alhambra in Granada? This reminds me somewhat of that. Such amazing places.

    July 8, 2014 at 8:06 am

    • Amy

      Thank you, Cathy! We visited Alhambra before we went to Alcazar. Alhambra is grand, but Alcazar is equally beautiful as Alhambra. I’m glad I could share these photos with you.

      July 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

  2. So pretty!

    July 8, 2014 at 8:14 am

  3. OH! Amy! I never knew there were places like this that existed. Oh wowow! Fantastic post and thank you for sharing it with me. Love, Amy

    July 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

    • Amy

      I was speechless and didn’t even know how and where to start to shot a pic.
      Wait until you see the pics of the palace… :) Love, Amy

      July 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      • How can such beauty and richness exist side by side with such poverty and pain? Oh, this world truly is a dicotomy. I await to see this palace. I can’t even imagine being there. xx Amy

        July 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  4. Very beautiful photos, Amy! I’m glad you enjoyed the Alcazar in Seville. Did you know that Series 5 of Game of Thrones is due to be filmed there, shortly?

    July 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

    • Amy

      I heard from our tour guide :) Such a majestic place! Thank you for visiting, Mariane.

      July 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm

  5. Looks like you had the place to yourself. Beautiful shots.

    July 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

    • Amy

      :) I wish I snapped a few more…

      July 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      • A good reason to go back one day

        July 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

        • Amy

          :) Happy Wednesday!

          July 9, 2014 at 10:57 am

          • To you as well

            July 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

  6. Stunning pictures Amy! It looks so cool and refreshing too… :)

    July 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

    • Amy

      Both palace and garden are majestic. Thank you for stopping by, Meg!

      July 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  7. What a beautiful walk – both the trees and the architecture would captivate me. Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes.

    July 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    • Amy

      Thank you for letting me share this unique garden with you.

      July 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  8. As always Amy your photos are magnificent. I particularly like the one looking through the gate into the courtyard.

    July 8, 2014 at 11:21 am

    • Amy

      My camera didn’t go crazy in Alcazar :) I guess I was overwhelmed… Thank you for your compliment, Sue!

      July 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  9. What a delightful garden Alcazar is, thank you so much, Amy, for this wonderful tour. I especially like the intricate tiles in strategic places. Your photos and trip to Spain have moved this country up on my list of places yet to see. Thank you. :)

    July 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

    • Amy

      It is such a rich culture country, much to see and learn about. :) Thank you for your comment, Jet!

      July 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

  10. I knew you’d be wrong, Amy :) :) These are beautiful choices! I especially like the long shot of the water channels and that gorgeous mosaic one inside the pavilion. It was pouring the last time I was there. The effect isn’t the same at all!
    Thanks so much for taking part again. You’re a sweetheart. :)

    July 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    • Amy

      Your comment made me smile, as always, Jo :) I bet it looks even more beautiful when the water was pouring. Appreciate so much of the effort you put in for this weekly theme! It has been fun and inspiring :)

      July 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  11. Stunningly beautiful Amy, im not surprised you featured this place one bit! :)

    July 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for touring the beautiful place with me, Amanda!

      July 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

  12. So beautiful! Would definitely enjoy such a walk and, preferably, more than just once :)

    July 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    • Amy

      Wish to see it again and again :) Thank you Ese!

      July 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

  13. So beautiful! Love the tiles, Amy!

    July 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    • Amy

      Incredible detailed tile works :) Thank you for visiting!

      July 8, 2014 at 6:21 pm

  14. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.

    July 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for taking the tour, Larry! Glad you like it :)

      July 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

  15. The architecture and the grounds are stunning! :)

    July 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

  16. ethereal!

    July 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Cindy! I thought you might like those tiles :)

      July 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm

  17. You’ve captured the beauty of the alcazar. That is my favorite place too in Seville.

    July 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    • Amy

      So glad we both like Alcazar. Bebs. I just wish we had a couple more days in Seville :)

      July 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm

  18. this is such a beautiful place Amy…i am sooo jealous

    July 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    • Amy

      Oh, Jo… Thank you for letting me share it with ya :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

  19. So beautiful, Amy! Your stunning photos showcased the beauty of Alcazar! Thanks for sharing! Love your header, too! :)

    July 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Lola! It’s difficult to take bad pics there :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

  20. Lovely, Amy!

    July 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Lisa! :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:22 pm

  21. This place is so enchanting…I just can’t imagine seeing it in person. You are a very well traveled friend. Thanks for sharing.

    July 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for letting me share my travel with you, Laurie! I was a little overwhelmed in Alcazar, to say the least. :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm

  22. I well remember its’ cool reflective glory in summer, and its dappled patches of sunshine in the depths of winter – it surely is a fitting replica of heaven :)

    July 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    • Amy

      I was overwhelmed by this “replica of heaven”, and the Alcazar Palace…

      July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

  23. What an incredible garden, Amy! Just gorgeous. I really loved the palm trees, too. I don’t know of anything this ornate in California, but the similar climate supports plants and trees that are very familiar to me. Now if I could only have thisparticualr garden to enjoy! :-)

    July 8, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    • Amy

      You’re right, the weather is similar to California, could be hotter in the summer. There is no tour during part of June and July. The palm trees are just as beautiful California’s palms :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  24. Amy these are wonderful!! Incredible gardens. I love the one with the steps leading up. Beautiful photos!

    July 9, 2014 at 11:01 am

    • Amy

      and they have these steps here and there…. Thank you for complimenting these pics :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

  25. Beautiful places, very artistic. Fantastic photo shot @Amy!

    July 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    • Amy

      It was not difficult to take good photos there, but I thought it was impossible to take a photo that could describe the beauty of the garden.

      July 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

  26. The beauty can melt a heart. It’s so beautiful. Your compositions are on point! Those popping edges of the leaves and plants are so perfect!

    July 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    • Amy

      Well said, Rommel. I really didn’t put much effort, it’s perfect every corner… Did you get to see Alcazar? Always happy to hear from you :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      • The garden and Alcazar are very special. But my fave has always been La Giralda.

        July 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  27. magnifiques et uniques… I’ve been there! :)

    July 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

  28. Gorgeous place and excellent photos! Definitely on my “Insha’Allah” list! ♥♥♥ ;^)

    July 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    • Amy

      The palace is remarkable too! Thank you Aisha :) <3 <3 <3

      July 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  29. There is such beauty in these gardens, the combination of Muslim and Spanish has given us some wonderful sights….the tiles, the patterns, the shadows and water…..perfect to escape into these green spaces on a baking hot day :-)

    July 14, 2014 at 3:12 am

  30. Gorgeous images, what a beautiful place. Love seeing all that lush green!

    July 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

  31. Looks like heaven to me ! Beautiful Amy!!

    July 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

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