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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

Address: Pl. Campo Santo de los Martires, San Basilio, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: +34 957 42 01 51
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Ranked #9 of 96 things to do in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Inside the castle was a little disappointing but well worth climbing to the top of the towers for fantastic views across the city and the river. Although the rooms inside are very minimalist there are a few wonderful mosaics. The gardens alone are well worth a visit. We were there in winter but even so it was a lovely area... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went in February, when the formal shrubbery structure looked a bit sparse and dull. Someone in Andalus needs to decide to replace the dying box hedging we saw everywhere we went!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I have really loved visiting 'Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos', it one word it was 'wonderful'. The gardens are magnificent and is beautiful to walk around and enjoy them (take your time if you are not in a hurry), there are several picture-opportunity spots. Avoid going during the hot summer months of July/August, mid/late September is perfect just I would... More 

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Oklahoma City, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We were there in the winter so we we didn't get the full value of the gardens which must be lovely in spring and summer. Take the time to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Very quiet compared to the neighbouring mosque. It's worth climbing up all the stairs to the top for a stunning view, the best in Cordoba. The gardens are beautiful too and worth spending at least 30mins walking around even if you are in a hurry.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Somehow not mentioned in our Eyewitness Travel guide this Acazar ( unlike it's bigger namesake in Seville) retains a great garden even in February. Situated in the left side of town as you enter over the main bridge on your way up to the Jewish quarter. Cheap Entry. Well worth an hour of your day. The Building is not so... More 

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Perpignan, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The gardens are lovely even in winter - beautifully planned and manicured, lots of water and fish and fountains, steps and patios. We climbed the stairs to the top of the towers - carefully, as they are uneven and some are very high- got some fabulous views from the top, but unless we missed something I was underwhelmed by the... More 

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

it's location so important as cathedral and roman bridge. One of the towers was clesed during our visit, but the other one was enough to take breathtaking photos of almost everywhere . Gardens and many pools were much beautiful and calming. Another must visit place in cordoba.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

These beautifully maintained buildings and gardens are well worth seeing. The view from the towers over the city are great. The gardens are the real gem here. Even in February the grounds were beautiful, with 100's of topiary Cyprus trees mirroring the columns of the Mezquita.

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La Tour Sur Orb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The buildings are disappointing considering their historic background. However, the gardens are beautiful, especially the water features

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