Guided tour

Cordoba: Alcazar Guided Tour and Skip-the-Line Ticket

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA

Cordoba: Alcazar Guided Tour and Skip-the-Line Ticket

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA
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From US$ 15.48 per person

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Skip the long lines to the Alcazar of Cordoba, and enjoy a guided tour through the historical rooms of the Catholic monarchs. Marvel at exquisite art and architecture, then take a walk in the gardens.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Skip the long lines to the Cordoba Alcazar
  • Explore the former palace of the Catholic kings
  • Stroll under orange trees in the landscaped gardens
  • Climb the crenellated tower for panoramic views
  • Go to the "Hall of Mosaics" and the Royal Baths
Full description

Discover the fort-cum-palace of the Catholic kings on a guided tour of Cordoba’s Alcazar. Built on the remains of Moorish palace, the Alcazar has been witness to dozens of historical events of great importance. Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, who met Fernando and Isabel here in 1486. Learn about its time as the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition. Stroll through remarkable rooms, such as the Salón de los Mosaicos (Hall of Mosaics). See the crenellated towers, and the Patio Morisco baths with their Moorish motifs. Climb the tower for panoramic views of the gardens. Then, take a stroll through the landscaped gardens to see features such as pools, fish ponds, fountains and orange trees.

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  • Guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    4.4 /5

    based on 604 reviews

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    Fatima was our guide here, and she was great! This site is very unique because of how little of the original structure remains. Most of the signage here was in Spanish, which I can’t read, so without a guide I would have been completely oblivious to the history in this building. I would have been underwhelmed to visit this site without a guide, and would definitely recommend having one.

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    July 7, 2022

    Our guide Juan was great, & having a guide made the visit much better

    Went w/my husband & 11y/o & couldn’t get tickets online without getting the ones that included the guide. I had read that the live could be long for general tickets & didn’t want to take a chance missing this & we only had 1 day in Cordoba. As it turned out there was a short line for general admission & cost was much less than guided tour (5 Euros vs 17 w/the guide) That being said, we realized that walking through the place without a guide would not have been as good. Our guide made it much more enjoyable and informative!

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    June 24, 2019

    Great place to visit but avoid Sunday

    Alcazar is a beautiful place with a lot of interesting stories. The guide Olivia was great. The only issue is that Sunday, you start the tour at 1pm and the place closes at 2:30pm and with 1 hour guided tour, you'll have only 30mn to enjoy the gardens, visit the tour... It's not enough. Otherwise, worth visiting the place with a guide.

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    February 3, 2019

    Product ID: 57526