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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  • You walk from patio to patio to yet another different garden and the quality of the house palace is very evident.From the kitchen to the bedrooms there appears always to be good views, and the gardene...  more »
  • Spectacular Palace a few minutes from the historic centre of Cordoba, which is worth visiting for its impressive furniture and patios bordering it. Recommend book visit complete because it is usually exhausted and only let you see the courtyards. Visit inside the Palace is guided and gardens is leaderless. The Palace has many rooms decorated with period furniture schists which are worth seeing. Around the Palace has twelve courtyards, each one different, and that will leave you impressed. The entrance is 10 euros but it is worth.
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  • In Viana Palace is highly recommended visits to Cordoba, both outdoor patios as inside. The price to see the courtyards is €5 and the guided tour inside are €8 (at least the times I've gone). Recommend you see inside because it is spectacular, very well preserved and if they explain it well like much more. The visit lasts 45 minutes and for patios, you have all the time you want. I've been several times and I believe the best time is in April-May because it's almost all in flower and look much more courtyards.
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  • One of the loveliest palaces I have been. Will take you around 40m to walk the place at lesuire. Remember to stop and read the info signboard on each garden to understand the significance. Go in the morning if possible when it's not hot. Around 30m walk from the grand mosque.
  • Beautiful gardens (they say 12 but there are really 13 if you count the front courtyard), even in February. The entrance fee is also only 5 euros so there's no reason to miss this place if you're in Cordoba. It seems a little far from everything else but our walk was only 20 minutes from the Mezquita.
  • Amazing gardens. Worth the visit just to imagine how they used to live before while having all those gardens to spend their time in.
  • Definitely worth a visit. €8 for the full indoor tour (Spanish only, but they have an informative English pamphlet and it's pretty easy to follow what's going on) plus access to all the patios. Interesting interiors - especially the ceilings and, as a book geek, the library - but it's the gardens/patios that are the real stars. Here in September, so well past their prime, but still beautiful. Hard to photograph well with a phone camera, though...
  • Beautiful. We missed the time for the tour, but we walked through the many gardens and even though it was raining it was so gorgeous, we really enjoyed it. There is also a nice gift shop and bathroom facilities.
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