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Historic gardens of Seville

  • The Mercury Pool. Gardens of the Reales Alcázares. Seville © Turespaña

    The Mercury Pool. Gardens of the Reales Alcázares. Seville © Turespaña

  • Garden of Las Damas. Reales Alcázares. Seville © Turespaña

    Garden of Las Damas. Reales Alcázares. Seville © Turespaña

  • Garden Del Marqués. Reales Alcázares. Seville © Turespaña

    Garden Del Marqués. Reales Alcázares. Seville © Turespaña

  • Gardens in Maria Luisa Park, with the lake. Seville © Turespaña

    Gardens in Maria Luisa Park, with the lake. Seville © Turespaña

  
  


"One feature of Spain that will undoubtedly enhance your visit is that it is home to some of Europe’s oldest gardens. ..."

One feature of Spain that will undoubtedly enhance your visit is that it is home to some of Europe’s oldest gardens. Of these some of the most special are the gardens at the Real Alcázar Palace in Seville, located in the heart of the city, with the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Here are a few reasons not to miss them:

One thousand years of history: before entering the gardens you'll be able to look around the rooms of Seville’s Real Alcázar, an ensemble of palaces with more than 1,000 years of history, one of the city’s most visited monuments. Explore its courtyards and halls, admire its tapestries and the wide variety of artistic styles: Moorish, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-classical…

Gardens of different periods: although you'll have seen the beauty of the gardens from the palace balconies, make sure you go outside and take a walk through them. They are unique, and reflect the passing of various historical periods. Which will be your favourite? The Cross Garden, the 12th-century Garden or the Moorish Garden? Perhaps the more modern gardens such as the English Garden, the Poets’ Garden or the Marquis of Vega-Inclán Garden? In all of them you'll be free to immerse yourself in your surroundings, to take photos, to daydream… Leave your hurries behind and let your gaze linger on the palm trees, cypresses, pomegranate trees, orange trees, oaks…

A perfect walk: besides the 170 plant species to be found in the 60,000 square metres of gardens, you can also enjoy the Grutesco Gallery (a real viewpoint over the gardens), ponds, sculptures, colourful tiles, canals and fountains such as the Neptune Fountain in the Ladies’ Garden.

A legend for each garden: Spanish kings such as Alfonso X, Peter I or Charles V have walked through this place, and you can find out about the legends that accompany each garden. Did you know that the Prince’s Garden got its name when Catholic Queen Isabella gave birth to Prince John in a room whose window overlooked this garden? The Diners' Garden, meanwhile, is home to the Pavilion of Charles V, where the Spanish Emperor used to have dinner in the summer.

Music under the stars: don’t miss the season of concerts held in the gardens on summer nights. You'll hear the best music under the stars. Furthermore, in the coming months there will be exhibitions held at the Real Alcázar dedicated to the bi-centenary of the Spanish War of Independence, to Easter week and to climate change.

A thousand ways to discover Seville

Besides the Real Alcázar, the Andalusian capital has many parks and gardens that will reveal a truly beautiful side of the city. The most famous of these include the ones at the Casa de Pilatos House, Las Delicias Gardens and especially the gardens of María Luisa Park, Seville’s main city park, located alongside Plaza de España Square. You can visit it in a horse-drawn carriage.

Seville has special charm and unique monuments. For example, close to the Real Alcázar you'll find the Cathedral with its Giralda Tower. Not to be missed either is the city’s emblematic Guadalquivir River. You can take a boat trip along it and see a great view of Torre del Oro Tower and the Triana neighbourhood, famous for its tapas bars.

Set aside several hours and check opening times to discover Seville’s spectacular gardens. You'll find all the information you need at the tourist office. Surrender to the outstanding beauty and wonderful weather of this Andalusian city.

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