1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Cordoba
  4. Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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

Product ID: 204655
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
Duration: 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • Tickets
  • Official tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket for the night show

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the main entrance to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, by the tower with flags on it. Look for the guide with an orange umbrella.

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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

3.9 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

Difficulty finding the guide, quick tour of 1/4 hour for an hour ticket, with very little explanation! Very disappointing

January 3, 2020

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Product ID: 204655