Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Cordoba

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Experience the grandeur of Spanish royalty and history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Once the primary residence of the Catholic Monarchs as well as the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition, the palace centers on the famous Courtyard of the Mariscos, featuring two high towers and an impressive collection of early Roman art. Walk through the tranquil gardens and courtyards that line the Guadalquivir River or visit the Inquisition tower, where a series of Roman mosaics and a sarcophagus are displayed. Climb the two high towers for a panoramic view of the city of Córdoba and the surrounding palace gardens. Before you head to Cordoba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cordoba trip tool, to make sure you see all that Cordoba has to offer, including Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.
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  • AlCazar should not be missed during your city trip. Beautiful gardens all around. The amazing fountains give a cool atmosphere, especially when it gets hot. 
    AlCazar should not be missed during your city trip. Beautiful gardens all around. The amazing fountains give a cool atmosphere, especially when it gets hot.  more »
  • A bit lost here without a tour guide. Not a lot of signage and nothing really in English. The gardens, though, were beautiful and worth the price of the ticket -- which was very inexpensive. We spent....  more
    A bit lost here without a tour guide. Not a lot of signage and nothing really in English. The gardens, though, were beautiful and worth the price of the ticket -- which was very inexpensive. We spent....  more »
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  • Absolutely not questioning the historical value of this place, however, we expected something more. The gardens are indeed beautiful, but the time in the historical buildings I can only describe as max. 10 minutes spent and the lack of English translations made it difficult to understand the events that took place there in the past. In addition, it was clearly stated that students enter for half price, but at the checkout I was informed that I must have a special international card to get this discount. Queue all day long for 30min-1h standing even with an electronic ticket. A simple comment at the end - one big disappointment.
  • After reading a few reviews which seemed to say there wasn't much to see, I was hesitant of what to expect. But, I thought for the price it was definitely worth seeing. I think it helps to see on a warm (Hot) sunny day, but it really is an oasis, if you take your time and ensure sit down in the gardens for a bit and watch the world go by. Agreed, in the building not a lot to see but has some great mosaics on show. For the price definitely worth a visit.

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