Photographer's Note

The Alcazar is a royal palace developed by Moorish Muslim kings with outstanding intricate “azulejos” - small squared ceramic tiles - and sculpted work throughout especially on all the ceilings.

The countless halls, fountains keep the palace cool, gardens are all very beautiful and give an indication of how progressive that era would have been.

On the underground floor one can find this amazing “bath floor”. The air temperature is kept constant at an amazing 23ºC despite the exterior 40ºC in June...

They are "Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla" – The Baths of Lady Mary of Padilla in reality are rainwater tanks.

These tanks, named after the mistress of Peter I "the Cruel", are among the surviving parts from the 13th century’s expansions.

The bath room ceiling supporting structure is based on an intricate gothic arch’s system in masonry painted with a limestone and saffron based “ink”.

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