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Alcazar, Alcázar (Spanish), Alcácer (Portuguese), Alcàsser (Catalan), are all transliterations of the Arabic word al qasr (القصر), meaning "the castle", "palace" or "fortress".[1] It may refer to:







Landmarks not related to Spain

  • Alcazar Hotel (disambiguation), historic hotels in Canada and the United States
  • Alcazar (Paris) (or Alcazar d'Hiver), a Café-concert located in the Rue du Faubourg Poissonière, Paris
  • Alcazar d'Été, a Café-concert located in the Champs-Élysées, Paris
  • Alcazar, an events space and restaurant, Viana do Castelo, Portugal



  • Alcazar (airline), A proposal to merge Austrian Airlines, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and Swissair



Video games[edit]

The game starts with a map on which you move along paths to the various castles in Moorish Spain.


  • Siege of the Alcázar of Toledo, in the Spanish Civil War
    • El Alcázar, name derived from the above - a newspaper that expressed the views of the búnker, the extreme right that opposed any democratization, during the Spanish transition to democracy

Cognate names[edit]

  • Alcocer (derives from a diminutive of alcázar), a municipality in Castile-La Mancha, Spain
  • Alcocer de Planes (Valencian: Alcosser de Planes), a municipality in Valencia, Spain
  • Alcossebre, a town located in the municipality of Alcalà de Xivert, in Valencia, Spain
  • Alcazarquivir is the Spanish name of Ksar el-Kebir, location of the battle of Al Kasr al Kebir
  • Alcácer-Quibir is the Portuguese name of Kasr el-Kebir, location of the battle of Al Kasr al Kebir

See also[edit]

  • Alcazar Hotel
  • Alcazaba (in Spanish), Portuguese: Alcaçova, Catalan: Alcassaba, from Arabic al-qaṣbah (القصبة), meaning "the walled-fortification (or citadel)"
  • Alcalá (also Alcala or Alcalà), from Arabic al qal'a (القلعة) meaning "the citadel (or fortification)"
  • Alcantara (Alcántara, Alcântara, Alcàntara, Alcàntera, El-Qantarah, El Kantara), from Arabic al qantara (القنطرة), meaning "the bridge"


  1. ^ Ruth Walker (22 September 2006). "A wordsmith's holiday". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 11 September 2013.