Royal Alcázar of Seville
The Alcázar of Seville, is the oldest royal residence in Europe still in use. The garden landscape has evolved over more than a 1000 years. The complex currently occupies an area of nearly 10 Ha, of which approximately 75% are gardens. The content and layout of the gardens has changed many times, with Rennaisance facades mixed with fantastic Mudeja detail. There is a strong influence of Islamic design with simple geometric courtyards, water features, clipped aromatic hedges, fruit trees and stonework.