The Alcázar of Seville is known as one of most beautiful in Spain. The upper levels of the palace are still used by the royal family which makes this place the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. The walls are lined with beautiful mosaics of tile and there is so much detail on every wall that a picture can’t capture how beautiful the palace was. The gardens were a nice place to sit for a bit and take in the detail from the outside. This was the palace where Christopher Columbus briefed the queen of Spain after his return trip from America. It was nice to visit the palace two hours before closing because there were hardly any tour groups in there.