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The Reales Alcázares de Sevilla ("Alcazar of Seville") is a royal palace in Seville, originally a Moorish fort. The name Alcazar comes from the arabic ALQASR, the prince's palace and it is still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence.
During the XI century, the second of the Kings of Taifas built his palace "Al-Mubarak" (the blessing) on the site of the modern day Alcázar. Subsequent monarchs have added their own additions to the Alcázar, which now represents one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture.
Alcazar Sevilla and Reales Alcazares de Sevilla
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This is the Patio de las Muñecas ("Courtyard of the dolls") whose name comes from the small faces visible in several of the arches, with beautiful decorative tiles and stucco arabesques. This encourages visitors to discover the faces of dolls carved in different columns, because if you pay attention you can find nine faces in different parts of the room.
The ground floors dates up to XIV century, while the entresol and the first floor (the prince's room) were built in XVI and remodeled in XIX century.

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