The Gate of the Lion is the main entrance to Real Alcazar, the first royal palace in
Parts of the palace, such as this garden, are very similar to The Alhambra.
Throughout the palace there are views of the gardens and after thirty minutes or so gazing at panels and ceilings we were more than ready to get outside and explore them.
The gardens are again similar to The Alhambra, but not as extensive. However they are a delight to explore and all the easier because they are not so large.
Alcazar is not as famous as
There is no charge for pensionista to use the Real Alcazar, and it must be very popular with retired locals as a spot to spend a few hours on a summer afternoon.
There are at least two peacocks wandering around the gardens, and they make a lot of noise to attract attention. But despite our best efforts they would not display their tail feathers. Throughout our visit they were attended by tourists with poised cameras, but all were disappointed.