1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Cordoba

Gardens & Fortress of Catholic Monarchs Guided Tour

Product ID: 52706
Enjoy a guided tour of the historic, UNESCO-listed Fortress of Catholic Monarchs with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about its history, visit a selection of rooms in the fortress, and take a guided walk through the gardens as well.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
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Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the building where Catholic Monarchs reigned
  • Tour the royal residence
  • Admire the beautiful gardens of this palace-fortress
Full description
Explore the building that was the residence of the Christian monarchs and subsequently the site of the Courts of the Holy Offices, a civil prison, and finally a military prison. It stands atop the remains of the former caliph's palace.

The Fortress is situated in the midst of magnificent gardens, which you’ll also visit on this 90-minute tour. See the Avenue of the Monarchs, featuring statues of all the monarchs who had connections to the palace-fortress. 

Declared a Historical Monument in 1931, the Fortress is also part of the area declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.

Since 1986, the gardens have been protected by town planning laws.
Includes
  • Qualified local guide
  • Fortress admission fee
  • VAT
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The main door of Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, near the flags

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great guides, fantastic historic buildings!

We had booked a guided tour of the Fortress of Catholic Monarchs, where among other things a certain Mr C Columbus first presented his plan to find a short cut to India ... Having a good guide gives you so much more than when you just walk around on your own. We even had the opportunity to get on another tour of the Mosque later that day - and if you have a chance to do that as well, go for it!

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July 21, 2016

Fantastic

August 11, 2018

A great guide.

Angel is an excellent guide and made the tour very interesting. He provided us with a lot of background knowledge and put the story of the place in historical context.

October 28, 2017

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Konexion Tours

Product ID: 52706