The next stop on our tour was the Royal Palace of La Almudiana. Originally a Roman structure, then a Moorish alcázar, La Almudiana was modified and rebuilt in 1309 by the same architect (Pere Salvà) who built Monday’s blog subject, Castell de Bellver.
There’s more to La Almudiana than just the royal palace. Also on the grounds, running along the west side of the palace, are the S’Hort del Rei garden and fountain:
While you’re enjoying the garden, look around for various views of the palace:
Interestingly, there are other nearby buildings also sporting some fun imagery. Zooming south of the garden gave me this palm-framed view of the Regional Customs and Excise Unit:
At the northwest corner of the palace, just north of the garden, runs Plaça de la Reina:
Plaça de la Reina becomes Calle del Conquistador. It was along this street that our group would head east as we made our way slowly toward the cathedral along a meandering but fun route with much to see:
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