Guided tour

Cordoba: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos 1-Hour Guided Tour

Cordoba: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos 1-Hour Guided Tour

From US$ 19.79 per person

Explore the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos on this 1-hour guided tour. Marvel at the stunning architectural ensemble. See where Christopher Columbus sought permission to sail the Atlantic. Marvel at the palace’s exquisite gardens and mosaics.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Save time and skip the line
  • Admire the stunning Roman mosaics
  • Explore a gorgeous architectural ensemble
  • Stroll through the alcázar's fragrant gardens
Full description
Meet your group and guide, skip the line, and enter the Alcázar de Los Reyes Cristianos. The Alcazar, or Moorish castle, was built in 1328 by Alfonso XI of Castilla. Go inside its ancient walls and marvel at its luscious gardens, medieval chambers, and Roman mosaics. Though originally a royal palace, this impressive architectural ensemble was later used as a jail and military base. Stand in the same tower that Christopher Columbus stood in when he first asked permission to traverse the Atlantic and find a route to India. Admire the Hall of Mosaics, which boasts a collection of pristine Roman mosaics that were uncovered in the Corredera Square in Cordoba. Take a walk through the “Patio de las Mujeres,” or “Women’s Courtyard,” which dates back to when the alcáza served as a women’s prison. Finish your tour in the alcázar's gardens. Full of flowers and fountains, this scenic and celebrated garden is the perfect place to conclude a tour that mixes beauty and history.
Includes
  • Tickets
  • Official tour guide
  • Ticket for the night show
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Strollers must be left at the entrance
  • Not recommendable for those with mobility issues
  • Tour Operates Tuesday to Saturday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Interesting tour of an important historical site within Cordoba. The tour and guide takes you through the former citadel/prison, and the gardens that were used by Queen Isabella, and leaves you to wander through the modern recreation of the former gardens of Alcazar which was the perfect blend of historical significance and letting you enjoy the beautiful grounds on your own.

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August 19, 2021

Had an amazing tour with Stephanie, who is a very lively and charming guide. Definitely recommend!

January 17, 2020

Really nice and prepared guide

January 7, 2020

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