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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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A little gem

Although nothing like the Alcazar in Seville in terms of scale, this is nonetheless well worth visiting if you are in Jerez. The walls and towers are accessible and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve H
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worthwhile visit to this old Moorish castle right in the centre of Jerez, with its gardens and accessible walls and ramparts. Well preserved and maintained. Scale is pretty small by comparison with Seville, Cordoba and Granada equivalents but nonetheless a nice example of Moorish architecture. The November sun shed fantastic light over this splendid building, illuminating its major features.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on a lovely sunny early November day. Though relatively small and not original in its entirety it is still a beautiful place to visit, The gardens are a delight and it is interesting to see the archaeological remains, the wooden walkways are well designed to allow you to see these properly. There are some lovely views over... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Moors to 18th Century, this site has so much history and interest. It has Ben very carefully restored and conserved. Much not original, but very sympathetically done. Loved it! So much to see. Excellent vistas of the city too.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although nothing like the Alcazar in Seville in terms of scale, this is nonetheless well worth visiting if you are in Jerez. The walls and towers are accessible and well-preserved, as is the delightful little former mosque. The gardens are small and pleasant, but nothing to match those in the alcazars at either Seville or even Cordoba. Explanations of the... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price is reasonable, the grounds are beautiful and the cultural and historic information in Spanish and English. You have to see the old olive press, a work of art in itself. There is also an architectural section on the site showing even older structures, for example, an old pottery kiln. We were there at the beginning of November so... More 

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Camera obscura was shut on the day we visited, but we still enjoyed the gardens and the rustic charms of the ancient walls and structures. We passed an hour, but thats about it.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A smaller version of Seville and Granada, but quiet, intimate and lovely - especially the Arab baths, chapel, courtyard and resevoir. Really worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Well laid out site showing the culture and historical developments in a clear route around. Very quiet at this time of year, some work going on but not disturbing to the visit. Route takes you around the site and the towers give an excellent view of its layout and also of the surroundings. Good access to much of it for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This Moorish fortress & castle in the centre of Jerez gives you an idea of day to day life at the time. You are able to walk through remarkably well preserved areas that once housed baths, living quarters, prayer rooms, and kitchen areas. There's even a room with a massive, industrial sized olive press which was very interestiing. The park-like... More 

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London Ontario Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were fortunate that it being mid October (less crowds) to be able to wonder through the corridors, gardens of the Alcazar. The grounds were immaculate the gardens were beautiful and the view from the tower was amazing overlooking the city. Unfortunately the headphones for the walking tour on your own were not available. We were given a map to... More 

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