Do You See a Repeating Star of David in this Floor in Spain?

Sometimes I see patterns that others don’t. When I look at this courtyard tile mosaic in Alcazar of Seville Spain,  I see a repeating Star of David. I wonder what was on the mind of the tilers when they laid the floor. Was it the pattern they intended for me to see, or is simply geometric shapes that form an interesting design.

Star of David

All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012-2013

See more about the Alcazar in Seville at Albom Adventures. Traveling through Spain we always carry Lonely Planet Spain.

Do you see the Star of David when you look at these tiles?


  1. Wow, I didn’t see the stars at first and then my daughter pops over my shoulder and says “Wow look at the stars!” and she pointed them out to me lol.

    Happy WW and Happy New Year!

  2. Nice set of photos especially the middle one 🙂

    Once again Happy New Year

  3. Very nice photos! I agree with Steve. The second is my favorite too. Looks like such a serene place!

  4. What a great spot to visit. Very nice indeed.

  5. Absolutely, Darling!

  6. Such beautiful photos. Yes, I saw the Star. Happy New Year.

  7. Lovely shots! Happy New Year and thanks for hosting!

  8. Great captures! And yes, I see it!

    Happy New Year!

  9. Great to see it also from the inside. I only had a chance to look at it from the outside.

  10. It took me a while but yes I see them. Finally I got to use he section we studied in design about negative space! Great photos!
    Happy WW:-)

  11. I see it!

    Happy New Year!

  12. Everything looks great but I don’t see the star. i’m going to go look again. 🙂

  13. Lovely reflection…

    Mine is up at Bouncing on Words – Happy New Year 2013

  14. wow! such a lovely picture! 🙂 really love it! 🙂

    Happy New Year!!! Mine is up here. – Rebecca –

  15. It was almost certainly intentional. Andalusia was the site of the “convivencia”, when people of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faith not only lived peacefully but collaborated and shared ideas. Other great examples of this intertwined religious architecture are Cordoba’s mezquita and Toledo’s synagogue Samuel Halevi — you should check them out!

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