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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

Pl. Campo Santo de los Martires, San Basilio, Cordoba, Spain
95 742 01 51
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Ranked #7 of 54 attractions in Cordoba
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The gardens are wonderfully maintained and show off a formality n design that has obviously been kept over time but shows the love of the gardeners who work there, as there are individual touches that give the gardens quirkiness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The gardens are fantastic. On a hot day the fountains and pools really cool you down. The castle contains amazing Roman mosaics and to cap the whole thing off the a tower provides fantastic panoramic views across Cordoba.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Would have been very disappointed if I had paid to see the Castle - as quite small and not particularly interesting . we had just come from the Cathedral/Mosque so perhaps an unfair comparison but the large Garden with its walks and staues and fountains - were a real surprise and a treat - only 200 yards from the Bridge... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visit the gardens and check out the mosaics.....dont bother scaling yet another tower. You really cannot imagine what the river and the bridge look like from above?? The gardens are quite absorbing with the smell of jasmine and orange trees. With the play of fountains.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This monument is not impressive as the Alhambra and the Alcazar in Malaga, but the layout of the Gardens is very impressive and if you climb up to the ramparts it's even more!

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you have been to the Alcazar in Seville you may wish to avoid this one as it really is not in the same league. Priority 1 has to be the Mezquita, then walk over the bridge and afterwards the city centre

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We wanted to visit the gardens of the Alcazar but had to buy a ticket for the palace as well, which was, however, excellent. The gardens are the star here though. Formal and beautifully laid out with large rectangular pools, fountains, waterfalls, trees plants and cool pathways. There were huge carp in one pool. If you like gardens this is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This palace, formerly the home of the Spanish Inquisition, is worth visiting for the beautiful arab style gardens. Pools, fountains, clipped cypresses, carp and formal planting - arum lilies and marigolds in March. Plus some exquisite Roman mosaics on the walls of the former chapel. The tower, up steep and narrow winding steps, has good views over the city and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Have lived in Cordoba for five months and only just managed to get around to visiting...very glad I did. The inside of the building is nothing special, but it houses some 2-3rd century mosaics that were excavated from the site of the Corredera which are definitely worth a look. And the gardens are absolutely beautiful. We felt like we were... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was only here for a quick stop with a tour group, but the tower had a great view of the city, and the gardens around the Alcazar were beautiful. I'd recommend staying longer than the half hour that I was there.

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