Example sentences for: alcázar

How can you use “alcázar” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A Christian king, Alfonso XI, built Córdoba’s Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, overlooking the river to the southwest of the mosque.

  • Over centuries of struggle, the defending Moorish army built a full-scale fort, or Alcázar, on the heights of Madrid commanding the Manzanares valley.

  • Below the Alcázar lies the Colegiata (Collegiate Church), a towering dark stone cathedral dating from the 17th to 18th centuries.

  • Although known as long ago as the Phoenician era, Jerez first came to prominence under the Moors in the 11th and 12th centuries, and it is from that period that the impressively walled and towered Alcázar dates.

  • The subsequent war over Spanish succession resulted in the enthronement of the Bourbon candidate, Felipe V. When Madrid’s alcázar burned down in 1734, with the loss of many art treasures, Felipe seized the opportunity to build a new, incredibly lavish royal palace.

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