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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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5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Arrived early afternoon, and as a crowd of other visitors had already discovered the Alcazar would not open until 16:00. (A temporary notice was pined on the entrance door) Impressive in design and size, however disappointed that not a single fountain was operating. Some colourful displays of flowers, and some flower beds in which the flowers were long overdue for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This visit was our most disappointing. It was relatively expensive for what there was and all explanations were in Spanish only. when I complained I was told that I could get an english guide for an extra fee!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Stunning, peaceful and beautiful. Say no more..................................................................................

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The building itself doesn't have all that much to see other than some Roman mosaics and things excavated in the 1950s. But climbing the steps up the tower gives you a decent view over town. The real star is the beautiful gardens which have some great water features. Tons of flowers. I was there in the middle of the day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I knew while going in that it want going to be super impressive when compared to Alhambra and Seville alcazar. The gardens are very pretty. Still worth a visit though

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The Alcazar (and it's gardens) was an absolute pleasure. It was absolutely one of the highlights of our time in Cordoba. If you can, plan to spend at least half a day there. There is much to see, and after all that walking a rest (and lunch or some refreshments) in the gardens is almost mandatory.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a very symmetrical garden and what you see on entering is repeated constantly so there is little reason to walk too far in the heat. Our ticket included the Son et Lumiere that night but we were leaving early. That may have been better.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

this place was beautiful but was kinda expensive for you see. alot of open space. the garden is nice but not worth 5 euros to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Arrived early afternoon and we were delighted that they allowed two old girls their senior concession rate. Walked around the lovely gardens in the beautiful sunshine and took loads of photos. The bonus was the return at night (albeit very late) for the 'light show' when hidden fountains spurt lit up water in a variety of patterns. Safely walked back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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