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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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Address: Pl. Campo Santo de los Martires, San Basilio, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: +34 957 42 01 51
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The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and...

The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.

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Quirky Palace with Grand Garden

The Palace itself does not exude grandeur, however, the Lions tower does make a great exploration for young visitors. Note that the view from the top of the tower is worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Palace itself does not exude grandeur, however, the Lions tower does make a great exploration for young visitors. Note that the view from the top of the tower is worth the many narrow steps to the top. The garden is lovely with trees, pools stocked with fish, and plenty of fountains. A tranquil reprieve from the repressively hot summer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The landscaping architecture of the garden is beautiful and peaceful. Using combination of water and plants to make a wonderful oasis in the former palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking in this romantic garden. Some of the conifers have been topiared. Full of fish pond and fountain. A must see in Córdoba

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Alcazar is worth a visit. The building, though in rough condition, retains a sense of its long and sometimes very dark history. Isabella and Ferdinand meet with Columbus here but then the Inquisition moved in when royalty moved out! The gardens are spectacular and well worth a afternoon stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely adored the Alcazar, the history, the building but especially the gardens and water features. Fantastic. A must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful location and the entry fee was reasonable, this would be a great place to get married.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Alcazar is located a short walking distance from the Mosque of Cordoba. A small admission charge gets you inside. It is free to seniors. The place is where the King and Queen commissioned Columbus to conduct his journey in 1492. A sculpture on the grounds commemorates the meeting. It is also where Jews and Muslims were tried and tortured... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For only 4,50 euros, I thought Alcazar los Reyes Christianos was a great place to visit. The battlements give some good views of the river and bridges. There are formal gardens of orange trees, jasmine, and cypress with elegant water features - lovely even at the end of November in the rain. We spent a couple of hours in there.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to believe that this fortified palace was used as a prison until mid twentieth century. Today it is very tranquil with gardens, water terraces and fountains and provides numerous sights as you walk around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the alcazar (means fort) was built by the Muslims which was later taken over by the Christians. You will see some old arts works, walls and columns dated more than 20 centuries old. See the beautifully made and maintained gardens. You will find lot of lemon and sour orange trees in here too like whole of Cordoba and... More 

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