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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
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

An accessible and tranquil area in which to escape the hurly-burly of Cordoba's centre and relax in the fabulous gardens

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The alcazar was not that big inside. It is more a well maintained big house instead of a palace. This said, we still had a good time walking around here and especially the gardens were nice.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Alcazar is small after Seville, but the gardens are wonderful. We went to the 'light show' in the evening too and it was delightful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Being prior to Alcazar in Seville I must say there is a distinctive difference. Here in Córdoba gardens haven't been taken care of that well plus it is much more smaller in size. But as an attraction in Córdoba you should definitely visit it.

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This old castle-like structure is interesting and have nice gardens. The ticket lets you return for a light and sound show at night time. The tower gives you a nice view of part of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Perhaps I needed to do more research or buy an audiobook while I was walking around. Lovely building but could have been explained within the location better such as better introductions, signs, overall intro plaques or more detailed historical explanations. A lovely building and surrounding areas but could be sold better as a venue to make a tourist feel they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Alcazar was not a must on our 'to-do list' but one we are very glad we had. Incredibly historic, it also offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding city and the gardens are stunning. A lovely spot to contemplate and relax after a long day sight seeing.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Didn't know much about the castle in Cordoba so we were pleasantly surprised that it is definitely worth a visit. The gardens are beautiful and make for a pleasant walk. The actual castle is also very interesting with a nice exhibition of Roman mosaics they excavated from the ruins in Cordoba town. The walk up the tower and along the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Alcazar castle is worth a visit ... Especially in the morning between 8.30 and 9.30: It's free It's not so crowded The temperatures are beareable Rise and shine (c;

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The actual palace itself is interesting, but the gardens are magnificent - take you time to soak it all in, the pools (filled with the biggest carp !!), the cats (they wish they could swim to catch the carp!), and the majestic avenue of trees - Wonderful

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