Seville by Day - Part 2 - The Alcazar and Around

Our second day in Seville was also greeted by blue skies and sun.  Walking through the narrow cobbled streets, we passed this curious snail.
An old faded sign advertised La Exposicion Sevillana.
Fortunately, there was plenty of shade to protect us from the hot beating sun.
We admired more of the ornate architecture...
...and architectural accents.
We stopped to check out a rather menacing fountain on the way to El Real Alcázar de Sevilla.
A nearby square featured 360 degree views of gorgeous buildings.
We paid our admission fee to El Real Alcázar de Sevilla and entered a small courtyard.
As we moved further and further inward, we were awed by the amazing and ornate Mudéjar architecture.  Serving as a royal palace, the building was originally a Moorish fort.
There were so many beautiful corners of the Alcazar to explore.
After touring the interior, we emerged into a beautiful garden complete with regal water features.
I loved this little rodent sitting at the side of the fountain!
This jaunty Neptune fountain also made me smile.
The flowers in every corner of the property were simply amazing.
We loved all the neat little shaded corners of the park.  It was a fantastic place to spend the afternoon.
There were even peacocks on the property.  While the other tourists were fawning over the male in all his glory, we noticed a female quietly nurturing her chicks nearby.  Beautiful!
 

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