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. Before you head to Cordoba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cordoba trip tool, to make sure you see all that Cordoba has to offer, including Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.
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  • First time to Spain and when we were planning the trip, I initially confused this Alcazar with the Royal Alcazar of Seville. Once I got the different alcazars straight in my mind, we realised that...  more »
  • ... they have got the world's worst entry process. Even the Spanish people who were trying to get in at the same time as us were confused and we all had to ask for help from the person on the gate...  more »
  • Arrived early to get tickets couldn't buy them at kiosk, you had to buy them online, couldn't do that so didn't get in to see the gardens, very disappointed
  • Substantive building with minimalist display. But the gardens are to die for. I suspect they may be more spectacular in Spring/early Summer.

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