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The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pl. Campo Santo de los Martires, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 29 13 78
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All reviews roman mosaics water features gardens are beautiful light show christopher columbus formal gardens water show worth a visit christian kings orange trees royal stables spanish inquisition entrance fee couple of hours castle pools palace
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is another attraction you should visit in Cordoba. The tower and the walls are not so interesting, but when you leave the building you will find yourself in a beautiful orange trees garden.The gardens complex is big enough but not as big as in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Porku
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The gardens at the alcazar are beautiful. Formal layouts with many water features. The only reason I didn’t give it 5* is because not much of the palace is actually open for viewing - just a couple of towers. The gardens are worth the price...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AliceWalker3337
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So peaceful, great photo opportunity - make sure to go on a warm and sunny day! The castle is not really worth the visit, but the gardens really are!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ascote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Significantly smaller and simpler than the Alcazar in Seville, but nonetheless well worth a visit. We visited very early (opens around 8.30) which meant we could stroll the beautiful gardens in near isolation. Be aware, like almost all other historic sites in Cordoba, it is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lucy_and_chris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a building with a long history which is very interesting. It was built on a Roman Fort with some of the foundations visible. The gardens and fountains are worth the entry fee alone.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very peaceful place, despite the visitors. The Alcazar is as simple as Sevillia's is complex but still well worth a visit. The building is notable for its views from the walls and some very impressive Roman mosaics. The gardens are stunning in their simplicity...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johngcurrie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beutiful historical site well worth a visit! The garden is really nice to walk in as well. However there are tons of stairs and since we have a baby in a stroller it was very challenging to get around.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mlindvall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got hear about mid morning and headed to the end of the garden along the long walk down the pools to sit at the end looking down the Cyprus columns. We had a lovely 30-40 minutes watching as the groups and other tourists wandered...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Prmillerman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small Alcazar compared to say, Seville or Malaga. We paid €5 entrance which we felt was well spent. It was very quiet on day we went so were able to wander around the small ‘ramparts’, go up to a viewing platform on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank StainesJo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy to visit it, but it is not a visit we will do again. The garden is nice and the system to water the flowers is genious! we read too late that it was free earlier on the day...

Date of experience: February 2019
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2 March 2019|
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Response from berniewalrus2 | Reviewed this property |
i believe it is closed mondays.
17 May 2018|
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Response from oh-no-tabi | Reviewed this property |
There was no queue when we were there in the morning. I saw more people in the afternoon, but nothing compare to Seville. I don't think you need to pre book.
26 October 2017|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
VISITING INFORMATION Winter (September 16th to June 15th ) Tue to Fri 08.30 to 20.45 hrs, Sat 08.30 to 16.30 hrs, Sun 08.30 to 14.30 hrs Summer (June 16th to September 15th) Tue to Sat 08.30 to 15.00 hrs, Sun 08.30 to... More