Real Alcázar: Salón de Embajadores (Ambassador’s Hall)

Salón de Embajadores (Hall of Ambassadors) in the Real Alcázar of Seville, Spain

Salón de Embajadores (Ambassador’s Hall)

Salón de Embajadores
The Salón de Embajadores(Ambassador’s Hall) was King Don Pedro’s throne room, and this is where he received emissaries and prominent people of his time. Check the Layout of the Pedro I Palace page for the location of this hall in the Pedro I Palace.

Undoubtedly, this is the most elaborately decorated room in the Pedro I Palace and is a fine example of the Mudéjar style design. Adding to its beauty is the perfect symmetry with which it was built and decorated. The square-shaped room is symmetrical about both the principal axis.

Each side of the square room looks similar, with a balcony made of wrought iron projecting out just below the ceiling. Below each balcony is a richly decorated arched door opening into another room. These balconies were added later, sometime in the 19th century.

The exquisitely decorated ceiling is an excellent example of geometrical artwork using Mudéjar style design. Enclosing the perfectly circular shape is an octagram, a star-shaped polygon with eight angles, also a hexadecagon (a polygon with 16 sides).

The dazzling view of the ceiling is a delight to watch. The recessed circular panel is filled with small colorful polygons arranged in a geometrical pattern that radiates outwards from the star-like shape in the center. It gives an impression of the sky with a multitude of twinkling stars. The designers intended to make the people experience cosmic space in this room. It is believed that the artwork on the ceiling represents the cosmos, and the square room below represents the earth.

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Lateral wall with horseshoe arches
Lateral wall with balcony
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