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. Make Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos a part of your Cordoba vacation plans using our Cordoba trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    From the outside does not seem to be so beautiful but it deserves to devote at least two and a half hours to climb the tower to see all of the gardens as after getting lost in them. Tents and flowers overview visit sources.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Cordoba could not be understood without this place full of magic and charm. Their courtyards, its ponds, its water and its light sounds, make it a place of reference of Córdoba.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Not bad ... but after seeing alcazares of Seville and Granada ... the ultimate ... this in Cordoba is very little. But a visit worth anyway, because the ticket is not expensive! And you can see the gardens that are the only thing worth it!
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