Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos Tours

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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.

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

Explore the important monuments of Cordoba with this walking tour. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your local guide to see the Fortress of Catholic Monarchs, the Jewish Quarter, and the Synagogue. Get a feel for the city’s Andalusian flavor and learn about its history as you stroll through scenic streets.
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Cordoba Monuments Tour

Enhance your experience of Cordoba’s treasured monuments on a comprehensive 4-hour tour of the city’s top sights. With a professional guide, stroll the city in search of arresting landmarks like the Fortress of Catholic Kings and the charming Jewish Quarter. Admire one of Spain’s oldest synagogues; be mesmerized by hundreds of candy-cane columns inside the breath taking Mezquita; and gain fascinating insight into Cordoba’s rich historical heritage from your expert guide.
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Cordoba Full Day City Tour with Mosque Entrance

Discover the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba, Spain on this guided, 4-hour city tour. Visit important monuments and local points of interest like Cardinal Salazar Square, the Mosque of Cordoba, the Chapel of San Bartolome, Cordoba Synagogue, and more.
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Cordoba Old Town Evening Walking Tour

See the World Heritage-listed landmarks of Córdoba light up on this enchanting evening walking tour. Explore the city’s historic old town with a knowledgeable guide, and see highlights like the Roman Bridge, the Jewish quarter, Alcazar and the glorious Mosque-Cathedral as the colors of twilight fades into night. The 2-hour tour concludes on a terrace with great views of Córdoba’s twinkling city lights.
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3-Night Andalucia Highlights Tour from Cordoba Including Seville and Granada

Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Andalucia on a 3-night tour to three of the region’s most spectacular cities. Explore the stunning sights of Cordoba, Seville and Granada with a knowledgeable guide and luxuriate in 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation during this enriching excursion. See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder of Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar Palace; wander the opulent grounds of Granada’s Alhambra Palace and sample tantalizing tapas in rustic restaurants; and delve into Cordoba’s magnificent Moorish history during visits to Mezquita. Upgrade to enjoy luxurious return transport to Cordoba, the tour’s original departure point.
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Córdoba Culture and Architecture Tour

Discover the architecture and history of Cordoba on a 2-hour walking tour of the Historic Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in landmarks such as the Roman Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, and the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita), and benefit from your guide’s commentary about the sites and the different cultures that have shaped southern Spain.
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Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba Guided Tour with Tickets

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Spain’s most visited monuments, but there’s so much to see inside, it’s hard to know where to start. This 1-hour guided tour takes in all the highlights, including the Maqsura, the Mihrab, and the Mayor Chapel.
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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Discover the cultural melting pot of Cordoba on a full-day tour of the multi-faceted metropolis from Seville. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the ambient tangle of whitewashed courtyards, cobbled lanes and alluring landmarks and see UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders like the Mezquita and the Alcazar. Visit Spain’s oldest synagogue and amble along the medieval streets of the Jewish quarter while gaining fascinating insight into the intriguing history of the city home to the second-largest old town in Europe. 
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Mosque and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, also known as the Great Mosque and the Mezquita, is one of the most-visited sites in Spain, and it has the crowds to match. Skip the ticket line by booking in advance and then tour the historic structure with a knowledgeable guide. This trip also includes a tour of the Jewish Quarter.
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Cordoba Walking Tour with Arabian Baths Experience

Delve into the cultural melting pot of Cordoba on a 3.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city with an expert guide. Discover the beguiling blend of Spanish, Roman and Arabic history as you visit alluring landmarks like the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and the magnificent Cordoba Mezquita. Succumb to serenity and upgrade your tour to include 2.5 hours inside the Baños Árabes de Cordoba, Arabian baths whose thermal plunge pools and aromatic steam rooms are sure to result in total relaxation.
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Official Tour of Córdoba 3 hours

See the most important monuments of Córdoba with a guide who shares commentary about the city. Visit landmarks such as the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, the historic Synagogue, and the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita), and hear about the influences of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures on the the architecture and history of Cordoba. Your tour includes entrance tickets to the monuments, and headphones to hear your guide.
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Flamenco Show at Santa Maria Arabian Baths in Cordoba

Flamenco, the national dance of Spain, combines music and dance into a captivating show that expresses the traditional culture of Spain’s southern regions. Watch local artists perform flamenco for 90-minutes during this show, located in the 10th-century Santa Maria Arabian baths and limited to 30 audience members. Guarantee admission to this popular show by booking your tickets in advance, available only through Viator.
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Alcázar Reyes Cristianos: Official Tour

Experience one of Cordoba’s most important landmarks, the Castle of Christian Monarchs, on this affordable outing, which includes admission to the site and a guided tour. Stroll lush gardens, climb watchtowers for enjoy impressive views, visit the Patio Morisco baths, and learn about the site’s fascinating history: Christopher Columbus visited before his trip to America, for instance, and the castle served as tribunal during the Spanish Inquisition.
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Alcázar Reyes Cristianos evening time: Official Tour

This tour includes entrance fees and a guided tour of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a medieval palace-fortress in the UNESCO-listed historic center of Cordoba. Explore the Alcázar’s Hall of Mosaics, Ocean Hall, and Royal Baths. Stroll through its landscaped gardens with fish ponds, fountains, fruit trees, and sculptures of kings. Then climb the towers for 360-degree views of Cordoba’s old town.
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Free Tour Córdoba

Explore la historia y los monumentos de Córdoba en una visita guiada a pie, visitando desde el exterior los grandes monumentos de la ciudad: Mezquita-Catedral, pasee por el barrio judío, visite la histórica sinagoga y vea las calles de esplendor medieval.
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Cordoba Walking Tour Including the Mezquita and Tapas

Dig deep into the history of Cordoba with this in-depth tour of the city. The monument-packed itinerary delivers all the history behind Cordoba's landmarks including the Mezquita, the city's standout mosque-cathedral. Gaze at the Cordoba Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, see the Chapel of San Bartolomè, and walk amid the statues of Catholic kings at the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. Entrance fees to all the sites are included, and the tour also includes some traditional tapas and a beer.
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Walking Tour Cordoba

Join a guided walking tour of Cordoba that details the highlights of the picturesque city. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, see the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita), the historic Synagogue, and other landmarks in the historic center. Your guide shares commentary about the architecture and history of the Historic Centre of Cordoba, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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Cordoba Small-Group Day Tour from Seville

Travel from Seville to Cordoba on a small-group day trip with a local guide and discover the Andalusian city’s historical treasures. Visit the Historic Center of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and stroll through the Jewish Quarter and courtyards. Visit Jewish, Islamic and Christian monuments including the synagogue, the Great Mosque (Mezquita) and the Alcazar of the Catholic Kings. You can opt for audio tours or upgrade for fully guided tours of these landmarks. Stop for a tapas lunch of regional specialties.
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Monumental Cordoba: Guided 3-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the rich cultural charm of Cordoba’s treasured monuments on a 3-hour walking tour led by a professional guide. Stroll the Spanish city’s serpentine streets in search of prominent landmarks like the Alcazar of the Catholic Kings and the ancient Synagogue. Absorb the historical enchantment of the Jewish quarter; marvel at the architectural majesty of the UNESCO-listed Mosque; and spend some relaxed free time exploring the gorgeous city independently when the tour concludes.
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Private Walking Tour of Cordoba

Maximise your time in Cordoba with a private guide and a 2- or 3-hour walking tour tailor-made for you. Explore Cordoba’s UNESCO-listed historic center, marvel at the Great Mosque, and walk the ancient Roman walls, then choose to visit sights such as the Cordoba Synagogue or the Alcazar.
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Cordoba Private Tour from Seville

Discover historic Cordoba on an 8-hour personalized sightseeing excursion with a private guide. Pick the attractions you want to see in this UNESCO World Heritage city, choosing among highlights like the Great Mosque, Roman temple, Royal Alcazar, and more. Entrance fees for the city’s mosque, synagogue, and Alcazar, plus private transport are covered.
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Córdoba Private Guided Day Tour from Madrid

Discover Cordoba’s unique history and distinctive Moorish architecture on a private, full-day tour from Madrid. Ride the fast train through the scenic Andalusian countryside, and explore Cordoba’s main attractions and hidden gems on a completely customizable sightseeing tour. See the incredible Mosque-Cathedral, the old Jewish quarter and ancient Roman ruins while learning about the city’s long and layered history from a knowledgeable guide.
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Tour and tickets: Authentic Patios of Cordoba

Take a walk in the Alcazar Viejo district to view the flower-filled courtyards of Cordoba. Your tour gives you access to five private residences where you can get see the flowers on the patios and meet the residents. Though the annual Festival de los Patios is held in the spring, the patios can be enjoyed at other times throughout the year with this tour.
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Toda Córdoba en 3 horas

Este tour le mostrará el interior de los monumentos más importantes de Córdoba. Disfruta de este tour completo de 3 horas visitando Alcázar Reyes Cristianos, Sinagoga y la impresionante Mezquita-Catedral. También tendrás la oportunidad de conocer la influencia de las 3 culturas: cristianas, musulmanas y judías. Entradas a todos los monumentos incluidos.
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