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Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera

Alameda Vieja, Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
+34 956 149 955
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were fortunate enough to have the Alcazar almost to ourselves during an October trip. It is well worth a visit if you are in Jerez, the entrance fee was less than €10 and we ended up spending a couple of hours wandering the various buildings and the gardens. The site is relatively compact, but very varied with a mosque,... More

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Cox, spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Well worth a visit. Historical aspects in place and also rebuilt. Well worth the time to see so much history of an otherwise outwardly ordinary city.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

not expensive ( cheaper for pensioners ) very interesting to walk round. and read all the notice boards in Spanish and English.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Alcazar sits right in the middle of town and the entrance is not well signposted but step inside the walls and the hustle and bustle of the city are left behind. The grounds and gardens are fascinating. They are well preserved (restored?) and more areas are being opened up as the archeological work continues. For example new ares of... More

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hants
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

was a bit limited as the site was being recovered from a big party, nevertheless you get a good feeling of what it was like in medieval times. Gardens are very nice and the buildings well presented - incl. the later apothecary area

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Heerhugowaard
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28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited the Alcazar late afternoon, when most of the heat had gone. There is a nice view of the city from the walls. Interesting bath house and well with waterwheel. Some excavations show the oldest history of the site. Beautiful palace and nice grounds with Moorish orchard. Worth a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a short walk from the Tio Pepe winery and close by the cathedral. The Alcazar is a mix of Moorish and Christian architecture. There are some later palace additons which are also interesting, You can add a camera obscura to your ticket but I would not bother as the view from the various ramparts is excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Built in the 12th Century, on the site of an earlier fortification, the Alcazar is one of the few remaining examples of Almohade architecture. Built for recreation and defence, it incorporates military structures, as well as areas for pleasure and commerce. The most prominent aspects are the importance they put on water and the spectacular gardens and baths it supplied.... More

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Emerald Hills, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It was interesting to see this fort like structure. the camera obscure was not working when we were there but the rest of the facility with its baths and fortress structure were interesting to see.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautiful gardens and interesting ruins. The obscura is worth the climb! Free admission on Mondays. Always check out if there is an event happening!

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