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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 typical moorish building in a village which is symbol of Andalucia

Jerez de la Frontera has got all the typical elements of the Andalusian village, and you must visit it if you are doing a tour in this region. So once arrived in the village, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jerez de la Frontera has got all the typical elements of the Andalusian village, and you must visit it if you are doing a tour in this region. So once arrived in the village, you can't miss the Alcazar, the moorish fortress then used by the christian King Alfonso the wise. There are no guided tour unless for the "camera... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Jerez to sample the sherry but I was glad that we mnade time to visit this fascinating Moorish palace. The architecture was intriuging and shows how advanced the Moorish culture was in those early days. The view from the tower showed Jerez layed ot before us, spendid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only a small Alcazar but teeming with history...would have been nice if the water features had been working when visited that would have rated full marks if they had have been. Its more for the fort than the gardens but your imagination can run wild with what you can see..great value for money (especially if you get pensioners rates)..but I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating reminder of the buildings from when this part of Spain was ruled by the Moors. There is the mezquita (mosque), which was converted to a chapel following the Christian reconquest , Banos Arabes (Arab Baths) and Palacio Villaviciendo which was built over a ruined Islamic. A tower in the palace contains a camera obscura which is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed exploring this old fortress, especially being able to climb the octagonal tower and see the view over Jerez. There is a very old mosque, olive oil press, fabulous bath house and archaeological diggings. I was disappointed that more rooms in the palace weren't open to see. But overall it was worth the 5 euro to enter.

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Thank anne3212015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great old moorish palace/castle that is worth a couple of hours to walk around. A few explanatory posters/signs which was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Alcazar is open mornings only, til about 2.30pm. Cost under €14 for 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 5 and 7). We didn't bother with the camera obscura. It's clearly not the Alhambra (which we've done without the children) but it was a nice, inexpensive way to pass a morning. The children enjoyed it, particularly climbing the towers and picking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest and well conserved constructions in Jerez de la Frontera. The fortress is a former Moorish Alcazar, and nowadays housing into a park and dating from the 11th century and so it has Islamic origins, and declared Cultural Interest in 1931. On his inside you can find: a grossly quadrangular line of walls, the Octagonal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

When to visit - make this your first stop in Jerez. If you arrive as it is opening or just after you will find yourself with only a few others especially if you are there in the summer months. How to get there - its an easy walk from the train station and there are sign posts on the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

A lovely small garden, worth visiting if you're in Jerez. We visited early in the morning when it first opened, and were able to take photos without anyone else in sight. Worth visiting.

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