The Ceilings of the Alcázar

The Alcázar is a royal palace built by the Moorish kings in 913. Today it is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain, and is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.

I could not believe the beauty and detail of each wall, floor and ceiling. Mosaics and gold leaf were abound in a style completely contrasting any French, Austrian or German palace I had visited before. The ceilings themselves were particularly beautiful, since unlike the walls and floors, the ceilings have not been touched or walked on.

Here are some examples of the beautiful ceilings of the Alcázar, hundreds of years after their installation.

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