Tiago is clearly passionate about sharing his profound knowledge on the subject. The introduction he provided about the historical context and the evolution of the occupation of Andalucia and of the City of Seville itself allowed us to better understand this complex of buildings and gardens that have a long history and many architectural styles juxtaposed, explaining how to identify the architectural style of each part of the complex and then infer when it was built or renovated. His creative PPT presentation was of great help. Showing the photos of the places concomitantly with the diagram which highlighted in different colors where within the complex the building to which the photos referred was located gave us the sensation of a true virtual tour by giving the felling that we were actually walking through the Royal Alcazar. The photos themselves were also superb and illustrated perfectly the features he was describing. I have already been to the Royal Alcazar of Seville a couple of times but now I feel I must go back dully “armed” with the knowledge Tiago provided. Certainly, it will be a much richer and more significant experience.
This was wonderful. Tiago puts everything into perspective so you understand what you are seeing and its place in history and the chronology. That is so important. Anyone can just describe the rooms in the Alcazar. Tiago explains the meaning and importance.
Tiago, as always, gave an excellent seminar on the history, architecture, design of el Alcázar.
Once again, Tiago Neiva takes the listener through the complex chronological traces of an architectural masterpiece in a digestible version. He points out the main facts and figures, gives a structure to what you’re seeing and puts it into context. Lot’s of lovely visuals and as always, a highly personal, heartwarming pedagogical style. I keep coming back for more!
Tiago did a very thorough "tour" of the Alcázar with excellent diagrams about its long development. Certainly gave us a real flavour for the history of the site and a desire to visit it. Also helped me understand what "Mudéjar" actually means.