Here you will find the Plaza del Triunfo with the Archivo de Indias. You will easily find the entrance of the palace from this square. Note: This is not the official website for Reales Alcazares. For the official website visit alcazarsevilla. Tickets, from Patio of the Alcazar of Seville. Reales Alcazares. Special details in the Alcazar Palace. Gardens of the Alcazar Palace. The Alcazar Palace 2. Cathedral of Seville 3. Plaza de Toros 5. Santa Cruz quarter 6.
Torre del Oro 7. Park Maria Luisa 8. Casa de Pilatos 9. Archaeological museum How to buy your Alcazar tickets? Opening hours October - March: every day from 9. April - September: every day from a. They perfectly epitomize the Spanish "Golden Age", incorporating vestiges of Islamic culture, centuries of ecclesiastical power, royal sovereignty and the trading power that Spain acquired through its colonies in the New World.
Founded in on the site of a former mosque, the Cathedral, built in Gothic and Renaissance style, covers seven centuries of history. With its five naves it is the largest Gothic building in Europe. Its "chapter house" is the first known example of the use of the elliptical floor plan in the western world. Ever since its creation, the Cathedral has continued to be used for religious purposes.
Built and rebuilt from the early Middle Ages right up to our times, it consists of a group of palatial buildings and extensive gardens. It became the Archivo General de Indias in , and since then it has become home to the greatest collection of documentation concerning the discovery of and relations with the New World. The Archivo de Indias, designed by the architect responsible for completing El Escorial, Juan de Herrera, is one of the clearest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture.
An enormous influence on Baroque Andalusian architecture and on Spanish neoclassicism, it symbolizes the link between the Old and the New World. Seville owes its importance during the 16th and 17th centuries to its designation as the capital of the Carrera de Indias the Indies route: the Spanish trading monopoly with Latin America. It was the "Gateway to the Indies" and the only trading port with the Indies from until Each one of these monuments is associated with the colonization process.
The tomb of Columbus is preserved in the Cathedral. And the Archivo de Indias has, since the 18th century, housed the most valuable and important documents which provide an insight into this historical event. The immense Cathedral with five naves which replaced the mosque is the largest Gothic edifice in Europe. Criterion ii : The Giralda influenced the construction of numerous towers in Spain, and, after the conquest, in the Americas. The tomb of Christopher Columbus is in the Cathedral.
In the Lonja are conserved the most precious documents from the archives of the colonies in the Americas. The Conjunto Monumental retains in its configuration the physical integrity of the original buildings and the juxtaposition of the various major historical stages. The Cathedral constitutes a fully-used and complete monument. A Gothic temple whose construction was begun at the beginning of the 15th century above Seville's former Mezquita Mayor - an Almohad building whose Patio de los Naranjos has been preserved and converted into the access courtyard to the Cathedral - and the Giralda - the minaret that has been reused as a bell tower.
It clearly displays the original Gothic masonry construction. Similarly, the later Renaissance buildings such as the Sala Capitular Chapter House retain their original fabric. The rooms, patios and gardens of the original Almohad palace are preserved in their original state, as are the Mudejar constructions that make up the Palacio de Pedro l and the remaining later constructions and gardens that comprise the present-day Conjunto Monumental.
The Archivo de Indias building is preserved in its entirety, along with the valuable documents that it contains.
Each of the three buildings reflects clearly its architectural histories and convey their roles in the Spanish "Golden Age" in terms of ecclesiastical power royal sovereignty and the trading power that Spain acquired through its colonies in the New World.
In the restricted perimeter covered by the property, the three buildings are the most important manifestations of the power and influence of Spanish trade in the Americas. They are however not the only manifestations in the city and to reinforce their ability to convey the outstanding universal value of the property, there is a need to allow them to be associated with other remaining buildings.
The authenticity of the series of three buildings is to a degree vulnerable to changes in their setting which could leave them isolated from other associated buildings. Maintaining the Outstanding Universal Value remains guaranteed as long as individual protective mechanisms are in place for each one of the inscribed properties.
The three buildings enjoy the highest degree of protection that exists in heritage legislation, at both regional and national levels, since they have been declared to be Properties of Cultural Interest in the Monuments category.
Similarly guaranteed are the conservation of individual buildings also associated with the Spanish trade in the Americas in the historical heart of the city that serves as the urban setting for the three monuments and the general characteristics of that urban environment.