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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 #9 of 61 Attractions in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Actually the gardens were lovely and there are many pools and fountains. The Alcazar itself was a little disappointing as there should have been more open to the public. The church in the Alcazar is interesting with many mosaics and you can wander up the towers. However, it would be nice if explanations and plaques would be in English but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Not the Moorish architecture nor the complete package we had experienced in Granada, but it was unique in its own way. Super examples of mosaic work and the old 'baths' were worth a view. Gardens were just beautiful even at this time of year and you can stroll around them for hours in the cool relaxing atmosphere.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The alcazar is interesting but the gardens are wonderful, full of colour with fantastic fountains. I loved it and would suggest that it is a MUST when visiting Cordoba.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A must see . Gorgeous views and amazing architecture and gardens. Very nominal fee and worth spending 2 hours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Compared to those in Seville, Segovia and a number of other places, this one does not compare favorably. If you are only going to be in Cordoba, then it is worth a visit, but otherwise not really worth a visit. It touts Arab baths, among other things but the room is dark and does not conjure up what might have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Really nice place to visit in Cordoba! Great architectural style, amazing inside gardens with small ponds!! In the day of the visit I had a really bad experience with a Spanish ATM. I went to withdrawn some money from Caja Rural del sur bank cash machine! Because i was busy looking for my phone i didn"t get the cash from... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Alczrar is interesting, but it is the garden you go to see, amazing. Beautiful, lush gardens with ponds and fountains when much of Europe was barely emerging from the middle ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

interesting archaeological ruins. The gardens were spectacular. Walking in them, with the sound of tinkling water, was so peaceful and relaxing. An ideal way to end a busy sight seeing schedule

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The castle is difficult to fathom as non of the explanation plates are in English, but you can buy the guide book for 3 extra Euros. Views of the old quarter are good from the tower. Don't miss the gardens as they are extensive, colourful and offer welcome shade

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The gardens her are really lovely and pleasant and cool to walk around on a very hot day. I was disappointed with the buildings though. There was a very tall tower that you could climb and see the old town from. Other than that there really wasn't too much.

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