Palacio Gótico

From 1252 to 1284, Alfonso X reigned. Gothic was a popular architectural style in Spain in the 13th century. King Alfonso constructed his Gothic palace adjacent to the Crucero courtyard.

The first record of works during King Alfonso's reign dates from March 22, 1254, when he ordered the construction of a conduit to transport water from the Caos de Carmona aqueduct to the interior of the Alcázar.

Charles I renovated the Gothic palace of the Alcázar, but the Gothic structure of the ground floor was preserved. The plinths of the walls are adorned with tiles created by Cristóbal de Augusta between 1577 and 1578, during Philip II's reign.


This was most likely the location of the chapel of San Clemente, which was built in 1271. It is currently dominated by an altarpiece depicting the Virgen de la Antigua, created in the 18th century by Diego de Castillejo and containing an anonymous copy of the one in Seville's cathedral.

The Grand Hall

The Great Hall, also known as the Vaults Hall or the Hall of Celebrations, houses four sargas commissioned by Alfonso XIII from painter Gustavo Bacarisas for the Royal Pavilion at the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition. The paintings on the sargas are inspired by Columbus' voyage.

It is flanked by a smaller room known as the Cantarera room, which has been used for temporary exhibitions since 2015.

Tapestry Gallery

In the 18th century, it was completely rebuilt. This room's façade is the south façade of the Crucero courtyard.

It is adorned with six tapestries depicting Charles I's conquest of Tunisia in the 1730s. In the 16th century, Willem de Pannemaker's workshop produced a series of Flemish tapestries depicting Charles I's conquest of Tunis, with cartoons by Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen (who had been present at the event as court painter) and Pieter Coecke van Aelst. Zenón de Somodevilla y Bengoechea, Marquis de la Ensenada, planned the production of new tapestries in the 18th century to avoid the wear and tear caused by the constant use of the Flemish tapestries in the Madrid palace. Jacobo Vandergoten the Younger was commissioned by the Royal Tapestry Factory to create these tapestries in 1732. He worked on this project with Andrea Procaccini and his student Domenico Maria Sani. Jaime Aleman, who was supervised by Procaccini, created them with tracings. Six of the ten tapestries made in the 1730s are in this room of Seville's Alcázar, and the other four are in Madrid. The Map, The Taking of La Goleta, The Taking of Tunis, The Army Camps in Rada, and The Reembarkation of La Goleta are among those housed in Seville's Alcázar.

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