The Alcázar is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. It is seriously wonderful, an oasis from the blazing heat of the city streets. If you are thinking about potential travels for next summer, stick Seville on your long weekend list.
The interior of the palace is just as amazing as the gardens: all hand painted tiles, enormous tapestries and lovely courtyards. It’s a busy place, but don’t be frightened by the queue to get in. Once inside (and provided you can avoid the large tour groups – there are many!) you can really get away from the hordes as the place is huge.