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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Enchanting!

Take a walk with Jo in FORTALEZA DE SAGRES and enjoy the gorgeous beach views! Join the Jo’s Monday Walk :)

Happy week!

 

61 thoughts on “Jo’s Monday Walk: the Alcázar Gardens

  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.

    • 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.

    • 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

      • 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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. :)

  4. 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. :)

    • 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 :)

  5. 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! :-)

    • 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 :)

    • 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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 :-)

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