The Monteria Courtyard is the main courtyard of the Royal Alcázar of Seville, and it is the organizer of the palace buildings: the Mudéjar Palace, the Gothic Palace and the Admiral’s Hall. The origin of its name comes from being the hunters meeting place, to start the hunting with the King Peter I.

The current conßguration as architectural space and anteroom of the Palaces, comes from the period of the Palace of King Peter I construction, in 1364. Under the slabs of this courtyard were found the ruins of different twelfth century Almohad palaces.

On the Western side of this courtyard was established The House of Trade in 1503. The current facade with a portico was built during the seventeenth century, by Antón Sánchez Hurtado. The East side facade was built by Sebastian Van der Borcht in 1755, after the Lisbon earthquake.


  • Title: Monteria Courtyard
  • Location: Sevilla, Spain
  • Original Source: Real Alcázar de Sevilla

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