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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 14 99 55
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We visited the Alcazar on a beautiful sunny day in October.

The former Moorish Alcazar is well worth a visit. it is thought to originally date back to 11th century. Several walls remain and at least two towers Remains of baths can be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ipswich
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Ipswich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The former Moorish Alcazar is well worth a visit. it is thought to originally date back to 11th century. Several walls remain and at least two towers Remains of baths can be seen. There is a park nearby.

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Langen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alcazar in Jerez, built by the Muslims, modified by the Christians, shows the traces of hundreds of years of use as a fortress overlooking the growing city of Jerez. Still and archeological site, the ruins have been carefully and tastefully restored to give a true view of how the castle was actually used, assisted by well placed information tables... More 

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Northamptonshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much more extensive that I expected. And more complete with lovely gardens. Well worth a visit for a hour or two.

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Moscow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alcazar - the medieval Arab fortress with high walls and strong towers. The entry ticket costs 5 euros. Few visitors, especially in comparison to the Alcazars in Seville and Granada. You can climb almost every wall. There are interesting premises for the collection and storage of water, wine production, baths, mesquite. It should be also mentioned the beautiful, shady, quiet... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For 7€ entrance fee you get more than your moneys worth, it is beautiful and interesting. do not pass the visit.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Visited this site in the spring, which afforded us the opportunity to watch local gardeners prepare the beds for the summer droughts. Amazingly traditional irrigation, using tools little changed for hundreds of years. The site also affords a good tour of local history, from an Arabian bath house to when it was used for local housing during economic difficulties in... More 

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Uithoorn, the Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Skipping the Alcazar in Jerez would be a mistake if you have not been to Granada or Sevilla first. It is nicely kept, not too expensive and you get a great view of Jerez from the walls. Was not too impressed with the ancient baths, but the wooden olive press made up for it.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

You step out of the train station and think you may possibly have made a mistake. Its blistering hot, you are surrounded by baking hot concrete and the air seems to hang in front of your face with the heat. You stop to ask directions from an old couple in very poor Spanish. You share a joke, they ask where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera is well worth a visit. There was more to see than we expected - the site includes the Mesquita, the gardens. an olive press, the Arabic baths, the house itself containing a camera obscura (not in use when we visited) and an old apothecary. The reconstructed walls give great views over the city... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

As it was a sunny day but not too hot, we decided to pay the 5 Euro fee to enter the Alcazar and enjoyed an interesting and informative walk around the site which took about an hour. This would be boring for young children as it involves reading the information signs and running/climbing would be damaging to the ancient structure.

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