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Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera

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Address: Alameda Vieja, Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: +34 956 149 955

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Nice place to visit

We didn't expect much but as we didn't know what else to do, we thought that we give it a try. And we were surprised in a really positive way. It's a nice old palace, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Woodstock, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is truly a must-see site. The building is phenomenal, the gardens lavish and the opulence is astounding. Amazing that it stands today.

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Mainz, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We didn't expect much but as we didn't know what else to do, we thought that we give it a try. And we were surprised in a really positive way. It's a nice old palace, with intersting things to see like the oil mill or the water system. the whole area is really nice, you have a good view over... More 

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Yorkshire, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

very well preserved - right in the centre of town. Interesting to see how the Alcazar has played such a major role in the development and history of the area and the town as most of the town's connected historic walls etc have long gone.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Its not wow, but it is interesting, nicely maintained, very pleasant a a attractive. Gardens are nice. You do get a good sense of what's there from outside, so even walking the perimeter without paying to go in is worthwhile.

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Houston, Texas
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374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Admission is 5 euros per person. If you go see the Camera Obscura, it is 7 euros per person. We didn't see that as it was not yet open. The place is quite small if you compare it with the Alcazar in Seville or Alhambra for that matter. If you have seen either one of those 2, you can probably... More 

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Peak District
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A lovely oasis in the middle of Jerez - you can climb right to the top and see for miles and miles. Whilst not huge it is well worth the visit, there is an old pharmacy and the gardens are very pretty. The old arab baths were quite amazing with beautiful star shaped holes in the ceiling.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It is a fascinating site that offers great views across the city. There could be more interpretive material and a plan of the site would have been useful to navigate and see how it all developed over time. The model that related the Alcazar to the old city was good to understand the city history.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a great place to visit. In fact the only worthwhile place in the entire city. Otherwise give the city a miss. The alcazar has an untouched air and does not appear to have the heavily restored appearance of its counterparts elsewhere. The Arab baths are interesting and part of the visit.

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Marbella, Spain
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Not sure what to expect in Jerez but this Alcazar was notably not up to the historic and interesting standards of Granada, Codoba and Seville. The benefit is that if you only have up to one hour to spare - then this site is for you. Very distressing to realise that so much recent damage has been done to Jerez,... More 

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sujax
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good to visit as it does not require lot of walking. Saw many old historical places in Costa Del Sol and was dreading the long walks and climbs, but was pleasantly surprised. A nice visit for a history buff.

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