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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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Not as interesting or on the same scale as in Sevilla

Not as much to this Alcázar. The gardens are the best part...there is not much to see on the inside..and much if it is excavated ruins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Alcazar is located close to the River. Best to go early to miss the mass of tourists who descend from tour bus's and swamp the place. Also there is very little shade in the lovely garden areas from the midday sun. The Alcazar was built by Alfonso XI in the 16th century.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Not as much to this Alcázar. The gardens are the best part...there is not much to see on the inside..and much if it is excavated ruins.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I really liked the place, very simple but effective, the gardens are really lovely too. I love the orange trees and the way the light shines through them. The flowers are pretty and the fountains and pools are very relaxing. A beautiful peaceful place to visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is zero signage here - you have literally no idea what each room is. As you enter the first room of the building there is a vending machine that dispenses 3-Euro guide books - we didn't get one so can't say if it was worth it, but it has to be better than nothing so if we went again... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An impressive old building hides a number of ancient relics (mosaics, sculpture and art) and beautiful gardens. Allow a few hours to see it all. Gardens are particularly impressive in Spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited the building with its impressive mosaics then went into the wonderful gardens. The Moors knew how to use water to great effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous! If you like beautiful garden spaces, this is not to be missed! We visited early in the day before it got too hot and crowded, and it was perfect. Great views of the city surrounding and beautiful photo spots and viewpoints, walking distance to fantastic restaurants and shopping. Definitely worth the visit!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Alcazar is very interesting, with walled courtyards and gardens. There is a huge garden complex, with pools and fountains.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Again, go early in the morning when it is free and also free of crowds - I had the gardens to myself and was able to spend as much time as I wanted looking at the Roman mosaics inside. Quite magical

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This Alcazar is not very special to me as there is not many special places to see. The only thing is that they have a large garden with big pools. In a hot summer, it is a good place for us to stay under the trees closer to the big pools. They tried to plant roses, however, it's too hot... More 

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