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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  • Quite lovely patios, fresh and relaxing. At the time of our visit, mid April, there were flowers but most of the plants did not bloom yet since Spring started late this year. It must be marvelous in May. I missed some more info about the items in display, and some stones with arabic writings were hanging upside down.
  • If you have little time in Códoba. This is a must! The most enchanting gardens I've ever seen. Been here on winter, and it still had beautiful and well kept gardens. Highly recommended!
  • Gorgeous hidden horticultural gem in Cordoba. This old house is kept restored as a museum and it's stunning. Although you can't get into the house itself, you can catch glimpses through windows as you tour the 13 patio gardens that weave in and out of the site. Each garden is unique and has its own charm; there's colourful flowers, scent, evergreen structure as well as architectural highlights along the way. Fabulous. At a mere 5E entry, its worth seeking out when you're in Cordoba.
  • Probably my favourite place in the whole of cordoba. For €5 you get to visit the 12 patios of the palace and for €8 you get a guided tour of the top floor (but it's only in Spanish but English brochures can be taken). Each garden has a different feel and the rustic design and array of flowers are not to be missed!
  • 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.
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