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  • Address: Campo Santo de los Martires, San Basilio, Cordoba, Spain
  • Hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-2pm & 5:30-7:30pm; Sun/Holiday: 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Admission: General Public: €4, free on Friday

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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

Córdoba doesn't just have a Grand Mosque, but also a palace: the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. Once the site of a Visigoth fortress, it was ultimately rebuilt to house the caliphs of Córdoba, before being taken over by the Christians. Once in their hands, the palace was famously home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel for eight years during the Spanish Inquisition. During that time, it was even visited by Christopher Columbus, who came to explain plans for his westward journey to the Catholic Kings.

The palace has gone through various rounds of re-buildings and modifications, with today's structure maintaining little of the Moorish one that stood before it. Even so, the present-day Alcázar still has a Moorish flavor, given the Múdejar style of design and architecture implemented under King Alfonso XI.

Since its time as a royal palace, it served as a prison, before ultimately being turned into a tourist attraction in the 1900s. Now, during a visit to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, you can wander its premises, enclosed by a fortress of jagged-topped walls, punctuated by four towers. Most popular are the gardens, filled with palm trees, fish-filled ponds, cascading fountains, and statues of the famous Catholic Kings.

Practical Info:

The Alcázar is located on the southwest side of the city, just north of the Guadalquiver River, and only a short walk away from the Grand Mosque. Entrance is free Tuesday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 10 am

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Cordoba Monuments Tour, Cordoba, null
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Cordoba Monuments Tour

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Enjoy a walking tour of the most important monuments of Cordoba: Fortress of Catholic Kings (inside), Jewish Quarter (streets), Synagogue (inside) and ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour, Cordoba, Walking Tours
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Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour

Join the Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour and visit the Mosque, Alcazar, Synagogue and Jewish quarter. Tickets and Local Guide are included for ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.85
3 Hour Cordoba Monuments Walking Tour, Cordoba, City Tours
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3 Hour Cordoba Monuments Walking Tour

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Walking tour of the most important monuments of Cordoba: Fortress of Catholic Monarchs (inside), Jewish Quarter (streets), Synagogue (inside) and ...  Read more

Location: Cordoba, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.99
Cordoba Full Day City Tour with Mosque Entrance, Cordoba, Half-day Tours
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Cordoba Full Day City Tour with Mosque Entrance

In this tour you will get to know the Jewish quarter and its important monuments. The Mezquita-Cathedral, “Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome”, Synagogue, Zouk, ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.42
Cordoba Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Cordoba Mosque and Optional Tour ... 
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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Cordoba Mosque and Optional Tour of Carmona

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Take a day trip from Seville to discover the cultural, historical and religious gems of Cordoba. Explore the Jewish Quarter and enjoy skip-the-line entry to ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.41
Cordoba Old Town Evening Walking Tour, Cordoba, Day Trips
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Cordoba Old Town Evening Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Take this delightful evening walking tour around the old town of Cordoba. Your tour guide will take you to different locations such as the Roman Bridge and ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.14
Córdoba Culture and Architecture Tour, Cordoba, Walking Tours
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Córdoba Culture and Architecture Tour

The expansive history of a city such as Córdoba, an ancient city, causes its immense historical and archaeological heritage to be a true compendium of the ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.26
Seville, Cordoba and Granada Guided Custom Tour, Seville, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Seville, Cordoba and Granada Guided Custom Tour

Looking for a comfortable, efficient and custom-made way to travel between Seville and Granada? In this private tour, enjoy the journey and scenery with a ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $559.89
Cordoba Day Trip from Seville, Seville, Private Transfers
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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

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With whitewashed courtyards, colorful cobblestone alleys, historic monuments and a fascinating melting pot of Muslim, Christian and Jewish culture, Cordoba is ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.55
Cordoba Walking Tour with Optional Arabian Baths Experience, Cordoba, Day Trips
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Cordoba Walking Tour with Optional Arabian Baths Experience

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This walking tour through the streets of Cordoba allows you to get to know the history and traditions of this intriguing city, with its beguiling mix of Roman, ...  Read more

Location: Cordoba, Spain
Duration: Varies

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