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Palacio Museo de Viana

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Address: Rejas de Don Gome, 2, Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: +34 957 49 67 41
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The Palace of Viana is a lived house until the end of 20th century by noble...

The Palace of Viana is a lived house until the end of 20th century by noble families but with a great popular flavor instead. One of its main attractiveness are the "patios" and the garden that make it be known as Museum of the Patios. Indoor and outdoor are perfectly integrated, giving to the palace an original harmony. Among the collections stand out paintings, tapestries, leather and ceramic tiles among others.

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Interesting home that spans five centuries

We toured both the home/palace and gardens. The tour was in Spanish but they provided a pamphlet that gave you a short synopsis of each room. The home was expanded over five... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured both the home/palace and gardens. The tour was in Spanish but they provided a pamphlet that gave you a short synopsis of each room. The home was expanded over five centuries. The overview film to the left as you enter provides an overview of the expansion of the home. Many interesting items within - including beautiful tapestries.

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Elstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Does not look very big from the outside but this is a hidden gem. 14 beautiful gardens to give even the most useless gardener...me.... inspiration. Don't pass it by !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited the gardens first, 12 of them, and so enjoyed that. We paid for the tour of the actual house and that was well worth it. The Guide did not talk non stop and was pleasant. She spoke in Spanish but gave out French and English information sheets to non Spanish speakers. Lovely stately home, beautifully preserved.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Some friends recommended us to visit this place, but if you plan to see Alcazar for example, it's waste of your time. It's nice but average

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This museum is a challenge to find due to minimal signage, but it is worth the 25 minute walk. Patios are an integral part of residential architecture from Roman times. With 12 patios of different themes, this palatial estate, also, has a private collection of wide ranging, decorative arts. I loved it but my male companion would have been better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The mosque is the first site to visit in Córdoba and this so the strong second. The garden courts are beautiful and the "palace" is also a wonder series of quite delicately decorated rooms. A great complex to wander through for an hour or two. Do visit. Plus for some reason on my day it was free. Not sure why.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this Palacio and really enjoyed it. Got there on the City Tours hop-on, hop-off minibus which stops right in front. We waited 15 min for the guided tour of this house and really enjoyed it. The library, the tile collection and the tapestries made of Goya's designs were really worthwhile. We love gardens and especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This attraction isn't the easiest to find (and is a longer walk from the old town than you might expect) so check it out on a map first. Of course this being Spain both the maps and the signage are, to be polite, less than optimal. Also being Spain the English-language information is only so-so, with the only tours being... More 

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Cuenca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We only visited the 12 courtyards (patios) this time and skipped the interior due to lack of time. Viana is a very special Cordobese palace-like house that fosters one of the best collection of patios in Cordoba. Each patio has its own story and character and the visit takes you to different moments in the history of Cordoba and Spain.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Firstly, finding this place was a mission. Poorly signposted and not flagged on tourist maps. Córdoba need to appoint a director of tourism to address these issues. The universities are full of bright young graduates who could do a brilliant job of shaking up the system. Secondly, the Palacio is a little gem. The star attraction is the incredibly beautiful... More 

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