The Real Alcázar of Seville is a group of palatial buildings located in the city of Seville, the construction of which began in the High Middle Ages, where multiple styles are superimposed, from the Islamic art of its first inhabitants, the Mudejar and Gothic of the period after the conquest of the city by the Castilian troops to the Renaissance and Baroque of later reforms.
The archaeological site located in the ancient Parade Ground of the Royal Alcazar, popularly known as El Picadero (the riding school), occupies the highest area of the city, where you can find Turdetani and Roman remains as well as the ruins of the wall of a Moorish castle. You can observe Ecija's periods of occupation from its origins, around the 8th century B.C., until today.
The Plaza de España, popularly known as the "Salon", is located near the forum of the Roman "Astigi", where a splendid set of mosaics remain intact. It has probably been the heart of the city, the historical, social and recreational centre of Ecija, since the 15th century.
The Tower of Gold is a 13th century defensive tower from which a thick chain extended to the other side of the river to cut off enemy ships.
The first phase of construction of the Metropol Parasol revealed visible remains of much of the Roman period, from Tiberius (circa 30 AD) to the 6th century, as well as an Islamic Almohad house from the 12th and 13th centuries.
The Tower of Abd el Aziz goes unnoticed by the passer-by on Avenida de la Constitución as it has been absorbed into the urban planning of the centre of Seville. It is a piece of the historic Almohad wall of Seville that stands in the heart of the town.
The complex of the Real Alcázar of Seville has its origin in the evolution that the ancient Roman Hispalis experienced during the High Middle Ages, when the town became known as Ixbilia.