Expanded many times since its 913 inception, the Real Alcázar is a vivid reminder of the rise and fall of kingdoms and cultures in Seville. From Christian to Moorish to Christian again, the evolving styles of the multiple rooms and gardens are a wonder to behold. Spend a half day there to begin to appreciate its grandiose beauty. Areas of note include the Sala de la Justicia with its intricate plasterwork, the Patio de las Doncellas featuring elaborate tiling, and the magnificent gardens, an oasis of manicured lawns, fountains, labyrinth hedges, and a grotto. To get the full experience, audio guides are highly recommended.