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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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Description: 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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Great promise, but a little disappointing

Advertised as the palace-fortress of the Catholic monarchs, the tour through the existing buildings was brief and consisted of many corridors and couple of furnished rooms. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Advertised as the palace-fortress of the Catholic monarchs, the tour through the existing buildings was brief and consisted of many corridors and couple of furnished rooms. The garden were nice but in the winter, not much to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Impressive fortress and royal palace in one! We loved the gardens, fountains and big pools of this alcazar - the flourishing flora and the sounds of the water from the fountains are very refreshing. The outdoor is actually the highlight of this Cordoba attraction, so allot more time to explore outside. Don't miss the breathtaking view of Cordoba's skyline from... More 

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Not very expensive to enter and after viewing the building several hours can be spent admiring the gardens. We noticed a great many pipes etc in the pools and on enquiring were told that they have a fountain display in the evenings - unfortunately we didn't manage to see this.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Even in winter, the gardens were lovely with the fountains, the sun shining, not so many people around. I am sure in spring and summer it would be even lovelier, but much more crowded. On our visit, we could enjoy a moment of peace sitting at one of the benches there. And I liked the simple courtyard with the orange... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have to say that this is a better Alcazar than Seville and Toledo. That might sound like heresy but there you are. Truly georgeous

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Not so much to see inside the palace, but the gardens are pretty and the view from the tower is stunning. We were very lucky to see the light and sound night-show that was lasted about an hour and was truly amazing (will not spoil with the details, but, in short, if you have chance to see it, go for... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We only had an hour, or so to visit these gardens but they are beautiful. We visited in January so it was quite chilly but the sun was shining. There are beautiful fountains throughout the site and the colours and fragrances from the flowers in Summer must be divine. There are lots of statues around the gardens which are apparently... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Cold but sunny December day... Alcazar de Córdoba is another must in the city. Architecture, location right next to "Caballerizas reales", its gardens, fountains, etc.. is just beautiful. A 120 % recommendable visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The building itself is nice, but not very special. The gardens, however, are really worth a visit and are, in my humble opinion, a must see when visiting Cordoba!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

This was just a lovely place to visit and the formal gardens were stunning. We were in love with the fruit trees. Lemons, Pomegranate and olive trees everywhere.

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