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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 #7 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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Aachen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The garden is very beautiful, but the heat was unbearable. Paid the reduced entrance ticket for 2,25€ (by showing student card, international student card is also accepted).

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great visit to the gardens on a hot 37 degree day! Really well maintained gardens, the fountains were lovely and kept us cool. After having paid the entrance fee of 4.50€ per person we realised that the only way to self-guide to the site was by buying a booklet in English for 3€! All the inscriptions were in Spanish. Disappointed!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The whole place is not well looked after, that's what it feels. They let you in to collect your money and you are on your own, without indications or explanations regarding the place you are visiting. Also we were obliged to buy a ticket that included a light show in the night when we only wanted to visit the Alcazar... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We paid just 7 euros to visit the fort and the beautiful gardens during the day, which was well worth it in itself. You can visit the fort and wander around the gardens at your leisure and enjoy the spectacular views. A real bonus though is that you can return in the evening on the same ticket to enjoy the... More

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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is a part of me that wishes I'd seen the Alcazar during the day so that I had the freedom to wander as I chose, having said that I did enjoy the light show in the evening. The journey begins within an inner courtyard with an atmospheric introduction using a projector on to an interior wall. The member of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you're in Cordoba don't miss this. The building has an interesting history having been the headquarters of the local Inquisition and later the local prison. So don't expect to see the original rooms of the palace as many were converted to cells. You can see parts of the Arab baths and the old chapel contains some roman mosaics but... More

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Estepa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The actual buildings are nowhere near as rich in cultural heritage as the Alhambra or the Alcazar in Seville, but the view from the tower is stunning and the gardens are gorgeous. A must!

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Located on the edge of the Rio Guadalquivir - brilliant location for views across the river and of the Roman Bridge. Palace built by Alfonso X and dates from 14th century with Roman mosaics decorating the walls. This place is more about the gardens than the palace itself. Very formally laid out gardens with fountains, pools and lots of water,... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. It was very hot though, so be sure to bring lots of water with you. A must visit! They have a light show at night too!

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Oxford
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was thinking 'oh no - more gardens and a palace' but what a great stop. The gardens really were lovely and the palace ok. So worth a look and not expensive.

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