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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  • Great place full of new sensations: smell of flower, sound of water and beautiful courtyards linked by doors that discover us magical places.
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  • Only saw the courtyards, not the Palace, but deserves punishment, tranquility, the noise of the water, how different that are... so I recommend... and road Miss through the streets to get, are precious
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  • Cordoba was our first stop on our "tour" in Andalucia. Too good this Palace: full of patios and beautiful details, I recommend it for those staying at least a day to Cordoba!
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  • 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.
  • Nice patios but interior only accessible with guided tour in Spanish only. Was a quick visit.
  • Great patios all year round. Lovely photo opportunities.
  • We did the tour of the house as well as the patios. The house is amazing and has some wonderful antiques and pieces of furniture inside. Note that the house tour is only given in Spanish (at least it was at the time of this review 9th June 2016) with a pamphlet of the English translation. The patios at the Palacio are some of the nicest we saw in Cordoba and are free to enter - you only pay to see the house but this has to be via guided tour. The walk to the Palacio also takes you through some different areas of the city which can be a nice change depending upon where you are based.

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