The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos (The Palace of the Christian Kings) in Córdoba was one of the principal homes of the Christian monarchs Isabella and Fernando. It was Isabella and Fernando who saw the reconquest of Spain from the Moors.
At only 4€ entrance (2€ for students) and a 2 minute walk from the Mezquita, its entrance is in the corner of a shady square. Inside the Alcazar (castle) you can climb the two towers for great views over the city. Follow the signs to the Baños Arabes (Arab baths) which are now just empty rooms but beyond you will find the amazing gardens.
The gardens are the main attraction, with fruit, flowers, fountains, statues and pools. Continue to the end of the gardens for a statue of Isabella and Fernando speaking with Columbus.
The main attraction of Córdoba is undoubtedly the Mezquita but for 4€, the gardens of this palace are definitely worth a few hours of your trip time.
The palace opens 10.00 till 2.00 and again 4.30 to 6.30, closed on Mondays and December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st:. But to check before you go:
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