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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

Pl. Campo Santo de los Martires, San Basilio, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
95 742 01 51
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Ranked #8 of 61 attractions in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this on your trip Cordoba - I cannot rate it highly enough. There are both indoor and outdoor areas, and far more to see than you first realise. It was really well kept, the gardens were spectacular, the mosaics amazing, and the old baths a real gem. I would have liked a guided tour or to have... More

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Ploiesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Not so extended as the other ones in Malaga and Seville, it is very impressive for its gardens with trees and flowers and water, named Patio Morisco. You will see there are two towers: the Torre de los Leones ("Tower of the Lions) and the Torre de Homenaje ("Tower of Homage") and also the impressive Roman mosaics and a Roman... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Not much work has been done to keep the pigeons out which is a shame as it would be more pleasant to walk around. Inside there is an amazing Roman sarcophagus which is enormous. The views of the surrounding countryside, the town and the river are well worth the climb to the top of the towers. The best part is... More

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Bonneville, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great gardens Also it was nice to be able to go inside the tours to enjoy the Magnificent views from up there !!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As a castle, it is interesting enough. However what really attracted us were the adjacent gardens with their intricate water features.

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Granada, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cordoba is taking the tourists a bit for granted : it has been 3 times I visit the Alcazar and they could open more places of the alcazar to the public, because the thing is a bit abandoned to the pigeona, and each time the visit costs more. 7€ now and counting. The gardens are nice, but nothing like Sevilla.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Alcazar was really nice to stroll thru the gardens. Beautiful fountains, alleys, flowers, trees all around and the castle towers give you a view over Cordoba too.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Alcazar is interesting enough on its own, but the gardens really stood out. Long vistas, carved hedges, formal flower beds being irrigated, pools of koi, statues and fountains and orange trees make this a lush spot indeed. You'll see a pleasant orange garden right outside the tower but keep going down and back; it is quite extensive and so... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The view seen out of the tower is quite nice but there is not much more to see actually at the Alcazar. Gardens are nice and very well maintained. Quite expensive for what you get (taken into account that the evening spectacle with the fountains is not that interesting).

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Diepenbeek, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I already loved the buildings themselves, but the gardens are breathtaking. Lots of fountains, statues, flowers... And all is very well maintained. A must see !

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