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Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs

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Marvel at the magnificent Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs, one of the most fascinating Moorish castles, nestled within the historic site of Córdoba.

Highlights

  • Waltz past the long queues and head straight into the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs with your skip-the-line tickets, led by a local guide.

  • Marvel at the iconic Tower of the Lions, featuring a courtyard with a central fountain surrounded by twelve marble lions.

  • Explore the sumptuous labyrinthine corridors and Baths of Mrs. Leonor, medieval baths, and the Hall of Mosaics, housing intricate Roman mosaics.

  • Opt for an English, French, or Spanish-speaking guide and get a fascinating overview of the historical significance of this Alcázar.

  • Fun Fact: Columbus led the famous expedition in 1492 to the Caribbean and was presented by King Ferdinand II at the Alcázar of Córdoba.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line access to the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs

  • English, French, or Spanish-speaking tour guide

  • Radio guides for groups of 10 & more

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from France, United Kingdom, Canada and over 26 countries have loved this experience
Alessia Rubiani

Alessia

5/5

Jan, 2024

The Alcazar is not to be missed. The guide (Rafa) was super! He told us so many interesting anecdotes without being boring in the least. Recommended!
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JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ MATEU

Juan

5/5

Oct, 2023

The guide (Rocio) was great, she made the visit much better than expected and that did not start well, since we were given as a meeting point in front of the entrance door of the Mosque-Cathedral instead of in front of the entrance of the Alcazar, where it was correct, which happened to about 10 people, but the good work of Rocio made the visit was great.
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Jeffrey Thomas Eaton

Jeffrey

5/5

Oct, 2023

Loved the venue- guide was very clear and easy to understand- knowledgable about the history of the venue/ very personable - good communication with group
Catherine Shields

Catherine

5/5

Oct, 2023

Our guide was held up on previous tour, so we all were quite concerned what was happening. It would be good if something could be communicated on the app what was happening. The description of the meeting point did not match the reference nor the actual meeting point!
Renato Machado de Almeida

Renato

4/5

Oct, 2023

They sent us to the wrong meeting point. We stayed 20 minutes and the tour left 15 minutes late. In the meantime the guide, Rocio, was great. She controlled the crisis and saved the tour!
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Located on the banks of the beautiful Guadalquivir River, the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs is one of the many brilliant monuments within the historic city of Córdoba. Since it is situated in the heart of the historic city of Córdoba, it served as the seat of Spanish power in various eras. Your guide will tell you fascinating tales of how the Alcázar was used by famous monarchs such as Isabella I of Castille and Ferdinand II of Aragon. From the early Roman era to the reign of the Spanish Inquisition, the sights inside the V reflect the diverse historical influences.

Once inside, follow your guide through the dizzying labyrinth of corridors, palatial rooms, and towers. You will see the famous Roman Harbour, Visigothic Residence, Islamic Alcázar, Christian Fortress, and the harrowing Inquisitorial Prison. Bask in the heady perfumes that waft through the air in the heavenly gardens that adorn the exterior. You will also visit one of the most unique hammams (Turkish Baths) in the region. Discover the intriguing secrets of this amazing monument on this tour.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

Restrictions

  • The experience is not accessible for people with mobility issues.

  • Note that the following are not allowed inside the monument: baby carriages.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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