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Cathedral and Alcázar Seville:
Seville, 1 April 2005
A Guided Tour
We accompany tour guide Paloma de los Santos on a tour through
the Cathedral and Alcazar of Seville.
Paloma, our guide, takes a few questions as we enter the Cathedral.
As an experienced tour guide she seems to know all the answers!
Paloma gives us the details about the Sacristía Mayor of the Cathedral.
Work was begun in 1532 under Diego de Riaño, and finished by Martín de Gaínza in 1543.
Vestíbulo del Antecabildo, constructed at the end of the 16th century, is a good resting point for some on the tour.
Leaving the Cathedral through the Puerta del Perdón.
This was one of the principal entrances of the 12th century mosque which once stood here.
The exterior decoration was added in the 16th century.
Outside the Catedral, Paloma is leading us to the Alcázar.
As many Seville tour guides do, she holds up her hand so the group knows where she is going.
We cross the Plaza del Triunfo which seprates the Cathedral and Alcázar.
Tour guide Paloma answers a few questions about our next destination.
The Puerta del León, where we enter the Alcázar.
Speaking with Eduardo who works at the ticket booth. We are able to enter faster because he knows Paloma!
We follow the tour guide through the Patio de la Monteria.
Patio de Las Muñecas in the Palacio Mudéjar del Alcázar, constructed in the second half of the 14th century under King Pedro I.
The Patio de las Muñecas was a private patio.
Salón de los Embajadores (Ambassador's Chamber) in the Palacio Mudéjar del Alcázar.
The intricate decoration draws our attention to the walls and ceilings.
We end the tour in the gardens of the Alcázar.