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“More impressive places round the corner”

Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
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Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour
Ranked #7 of 135 things to do in Cordoba
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Owner description: The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains.
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“More impressive places round the corner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Not bad, but compared to the nearby Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alcazar in Seville this place doesn't blow you away in the same way as those do. There's an entrance fee to get in, and unless you pay another bunch of euros for a guidebook you really don't know what you're watching as the signs are in Spanish only. Still, the Roman mosaics were interesting to have a look at.

Visited December 2012
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Valencia, España
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“Worth going to”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

From the outside, the castle does not appear to be that interesting however once inside you see that it is a massive complex with lots to see including beautiful gardens, Arab baths, Roman mosaics, as well as the defensive parts of the castle.

From the tallest tower, you get a wonderful view of the city.

Visited January 2013
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Kirkland, Washington
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“Feel the history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Of all the places we visited in Spain this felt the most storied, like the history was actually palpable. As terrible as it may sound, as you tour the grounds you can easily imagine the embattled occupants in the castle, on the spires, etc seeking refuge.

Apart from the history in the castle, which is amazing, the gardens are unparalleled. The gardens match up well with the finest city parks of Madrid and Barcelona, and the sprawling gardens in Seville.

Visited September 2012
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“Great night show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Don't miss the night visit. Lights and water combined with the cordobian history. A real treat !
We did not visit the alcazar itself but the gardens are a sight to see. The lighted fountains are simply beautifully put. Great for every age, kids and adults.

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“Exquisite water gardens and historic castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

The water gardens and fountains are not only beautiful but soothing and delightful. They offer a peaceful and tranquil interlude to the activity and tourist traps of town centre. The gardens were very well maintained and walking around them was one of the highlights of our visit to Cordoba. The palace was perhaps less attractive, less well maintained but offering some very good views if you are willing to climb the stairs.

Visited October 2012
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