The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos palace was commissioned by King Alfonso XI in 1328. Sober on the outside and sumptuous on the inside, it is surrounded by magnificent gardens and courtyards with a Mudejar influence. Designated a Property of Cultural Interest in 1931, it is part of the historical centre of Cordoba, which was given the World Heritage status by Unesco in 1994.
The Catholic Monarchs spent more than eight years at this palace, from which they directed the campaign against the Kingdom of Granada. Their daughter the Infanta Doña María, who would become queen of Portugal, was also born here. In these same rooms Christopher Columbus requested funds for his maritime adventure in 1486. After the campaign of Granada and the end of the campaigns against the Moors in Spain, the Catholic Monarchs donated the building to the church authorities, who used it for the Inquisition. In 1812 it became a civil prison and in 1955 the army donated it to Cordoba Town Hall. The old Alcázar vegetable garden has been turned into magnificent gardens with elegant fountains and pools.
Once you’ve taken in all the history of the building, you can discover all the details inside the Palace, in the Hall of Mosaics, the Moorish Courtyard, Women’s Courtyard, Reception Room, Royal Baths and the gardens.
The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos palace – a place fit for a king in the city of Cordoba.
Visit to all the rooms: Hall of Mosaics, the Moorish Courtyard, Women’s Courtyard, Reception Room, Royal Baths and the gardens
From 8:30 to 15:00
|Guided||up to 5||21€/pax|
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|Guided||up to 15||12€/pax|