Palacio de Viana, Cordoba

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Once the former residence of the Marquis of Viana, Palacio de Viana contains a vast collection of tiles, furniture, tapestries, porcelain, paintings, muskets, and a 7,000-volume library. With its ornate Mannerist facade, the 16th-century building stands as an architectural gem. After viewing the museum’s collection, stroll through the gardens and beautiful patios, which have been added over time by successive occupants of the palace. Visitors with reduced mobility can use the mapped route passing through nine out of the 12 patios. Work out when and for how long to visit Palacio de Viana and other Cordoba attractions using our handy Cordoba online journey planner .
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  • Very pretty patios in many different styles. It costs €5 per person to watch them all. For a few euros more you can also get a guided tour of the Palace (there should not be without a guide in). That tour, however, is only in Spanish; for English you would then get a folder so we have it at the patios.
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  • Despite the tour of the inside being in Spanish only when the guide clearly spoke good English I decided to give it a try. I soon wished I hadn't and found it an intensely frustrating experience. At t...  more »
  • We visited this noble House last March 24. The truth is that our visit was very good, the yards are precious, very well care, and with enough time to take photos, as well as a brief explanation in a poster. The problem came later, when we agreed to the tour. The Guide, which did not arise, gesture was brown hair with blonde highlights, very "elegantly dressed". Took us by the different dependencies and showed details and collections of the House... the problem was their monotony and lack of connection with the visitors. It showed too that recited what they learned and was not able to "go beyond" telling some sort of detail. It was much too LITERAL, data and short history. In short, any of us who learn "of running" the text could be guide in the same way that it has been her. A shame because the visit is very interesting and recommendable.
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  • Wonderful palace with courtyards. The tour of rooms itself is worthwhile too but a bit rushed. Only in Spanish but there’s English info sheet and the guide will take questions.
  • If I use only one word to describe this place it would be FRAGNANT! So many flowers. A true oasis in the middle of busy old town.
  • Great way to spend a hot afternoon. Some fab treasures. The patios were gorgeous even in Autumn
  • The patios are great and various. The guided tour of the inside would be nice if it wasn't for the terrible guide, who rushed us through the rooms. The visit of the inside is only in Spanish and although a written explanation is given to foreigners, the guide doesn't leave the time to read it and there is no indication of which explanation corresponds to which room. It's the least foreign-friendly tour I found here!
  • The courtyards of Viana are a beautiful place to experience some of the most beautiful inner courtyards in town. Also do the tour of the house / palace to get a better feel for how nobility lived in Cordoba after Arab Al-Andalus up to near present day. Wednesday between 2-5 pm are free of charge.

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