The Real Alcazar in Seville may not compare with the Alhambra but it is very interesting to visit. The most interesting parts that we can see today were built for the first christian rulers of this area, Ferdinand and Isabella by craftsmen working in the Arabic style. The central photograph on this page and the photograph on the Seville page show rooms with this type of decoration. The gardens are large and cool and mostly in the formal style with geometrical beds enclosed with hedges and plenty of pools and fountains but we were quite interested by the 'English Garden' which seemed to be a Spanish version of English landscape gardening that turned out a bit differently. There is also a small hedge maze.