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Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla

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The Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla is located at the Plaza de Blas Infante. The Alcázar or fortified palace stands over the Puerta de Sevilla, making the compound virtually unassailable. 

It underwent major changes during the 14th and 15th centuries. It was also renovated between 1973 and 1975. The facilities have been equipped for cultural and tourism events. It currently houses the main office of the Tourist Information Centre. 

Worthy of note is the Torre del Homenaje, or keep, which reaches the height of the main courtyard and still preserves intact the bossed ashlars. Also, the Torre del Oro, with its splendid panoramic view of the city, several halls and the Patio de los Aljibes, so named because there is a cistern dug out of the rock in the centre of the courtyard, surrounded by six skylights.

Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1985. 

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