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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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Close to Mezquita you will find this fortress. Alcazar mean 'fortress' . Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos is the place where the kings living in Cordoba. After wars the kings seems... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Close to Mezquita you will find this fortress. Alcazar mean 'fortress' . Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos is the place where the kings living in Cordoba. After wars the kings seems to need peace and quiet in the garden . In spring oranges , lemons and pomegranate make the garden more spectacular . From the walls of the fortress you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Though there is limited information provided within the Alcazar, nor no guide leaflet with the ticket, this is a location to visit for contemplation. The tower in the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos provides a perfect vantage point to see all the key historic features of Cordoba, from La Mezquita, the Roman Bridge, the Royal Stables (where if you are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

In the internet (site of the city hall) it is said that the alcazar is one of the monuments open on mondays. We arrived at the alcazar to find out that it was closed at mondays. Unfortunatly monday was our only day in corboda so we did not visited the alcazar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

What a lov.ey surprize this was, we enjoyed it so much we came bak for the eving show of lights and water which was amazing. Nice to relax and wander around, lots of places to sit and enjoy the gardens

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful gardens. We spent over an hour admiring the flowers and fountains. It's s relaxing garden with some shady placed where you can sit and relax out of the hot sun.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We spent about 11/2 hours wandering around this wonderful place. There are wonderful art works, mosaics and huge gardens with lovely water features. A visit early in the year is a must if you want to see the plants in bloom. It isn't expensive, it was 4.50E. There are clean facilities but no information boards. A tranquil place to sit... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was the last destination of our visit in Cordoba. I must say it was totally worth it. I strictly recommend to visit the gardens both in the daytime and in the nighttime (especially if you like light shows).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Exceptional. Perfect blend of engineering and beauty. The buling, the gardens, the water system. They all combine to create a mgical experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This site is quite small inside, the main attractions being the 2 wonderful towers, with fantastic views of the cathedral, the caballezerias (don't miss these royal stables either!) and the gardens. The spiral staircase is very narrow and steep, though, and people do go up and down at the same time, so be patient, it is worth it. The mosaic... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Definitely worth a visit and one of the main things to see I would say. Not particularly expensive Lots to see - different elements Only thing for some people to be cautious of is there are quite a number of steps up & down. There are some ramps but not everywhere. Would visit again.

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