Seeing the old royal palace, “Reales Alcázares de Sevilla”, was one of the reasons for our long-standing desire to visit the Andalusian capital. As one of the only remaining examples of Mudéjar style architecture (a cross between Muslim and Christian styles) which is still in use today, walking through the palace was like walking through history.

Places like this are quite often things to tick off the list, but this was a definite exception. There’s something enchanting about the layout of the palace, with its idyllic gardens littered with painters and peacocks, intricate Islamic geometric art and the various museums and exhibitions littered around. Coupled with the negligible entry fee, we genuinely enjoyed spending most of our day here – nothing else in Seville quite compares to it.