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 (ăl-kăz′ər, -kä′zər, ăl′kə-zär′)
A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.

[Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qaṣr : al-, the + qaṣr, castle (from Latin castra, fort, pl. of castrum, camp; see kes- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˌælkəˈzɑː; Spanish alˈkaθar)
(Historical Terms) any of various palaces or fortresses built in Spain by the Moors
[C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qasr the castle]


(ˈæl kəˌzɑr, ælˈkæz ər)

1. a Moorish palace in Seville, later used by Spanish kings.
2. (l.c.) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors.
[< Sp < Arabic al the + qaṣr < Latin castra fortified camp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moorsalcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
fortress, fort - a fortified defensive structure
palace - official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
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Now let your worships turn your eyes to that tower that appears there, which is supposed to be one of the towers of the alcazar of Saragossa, now called the Aljaferia; that lady who appears on that balcony dressed in Moorish fashion is the peerless Melisendra, for many a time she used to gaze from thence upon the road to France, and seek consolation in her captivity by thinking of Paris and her husband.
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El nuevo show del periodista Enrique Hernandez Alcazar, conocido por su programa El weso que trasmite Televisa Radio, se llama El sexenio de Enrique, mezcla stand-up comedy (comedia en vivo), munecos puppets, musical y cabaret "para reflexionar sobre Mexico", adelanta.
For the rest of you, I had arrived in Seville to gawp at the locations used for the fifth series of the cult fantasy show And the Alcazar, a royal palace, is a breathtaking choice as the ruling house of Dorne.
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Alcazar of Seville, a 9th century fortified Moorish castle (the oldest Royal residence in europe), will be the Martells' home, the Water Gardens of Dorne.
Alcazar of Seville, a 9th century fortied Moorish castle (the oldest Royal residence in Europe), will be the Martells' home, the Water Gardens of Dorne.
De entre las obras de reestructuracion y reorganizacion emprendidas a partir de 1536 por decision de Carlos V y continuadas por su hijo Felipe II--obras decisivas para la transformacion de la fortaleza medieval de los Trastamara en Palacio de los Austrias--, no fue menor el derribo en 1548 de la antigua parroquia de San Miguel de Sagra y de San Gil, situada al menos desde el siglo XIII muy proxima a la entrada principal del Alcazar (1), y su traslado el mismo ano y con nuevo edificio a la esquina de la amplia calle que bajaba desde la iglesia de San Juan a la plaza del Alcazar (2)
Game of Thrones" Season 5 filming is currently underway in Spain with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as one of the cast members present in the location which is the 15th century Alcazar palace.