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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Cordoba, Spain

 
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Sayuri87's pictureby Sayuri87 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 1st of November, 2009
This castle has a very long and even more interesting history. It was built by King Alfonso XI in 1328 not fat from the old Moorish fortress having the same name.

Later it became the residence of the Spanish monarch. It was this palace where Ferdinand and Isalbella prepared to reconquer Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain. They also met here Colombus before he left to America.

Another interesting fact, this place was the hedquarters of the Spanish Inquisition for almost 300 years. Nice, isn't it?

You can visit the beautiful gardens with the statues of all the kings ang queens linked to the palace.

There are also two arabic baths, thy are really nice, now mainly used for weddings. There are also three towers with great gothic decoration and also Roman style mosaics. The sarcophags are particularly interesting, theyare carved from one single piece of marble.

Don't miss the Alcazar if you are in Andalusia, it's fabulous!

Address:
Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, 14004 Cordova, Spain

Price:
Adults 4 Euros
Students 2 Euros
Friday: FREE!!!

Opening Hours:
Closed on Monday
Tuesday-Saturday
from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:30 to 18:30
Sunday
09:30 to 14:30

 
 
 
 
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