Located in the historic heart of Cordoba, the Alcazar is a spectacular Medieval fortress and one of the must-see monuments in the Andalusian city. Discover its historic legacy on this guided tour!
Cordoba Alcazar Guided Tour
Your guided tour of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, or the Castle of the Christian Monarchs in English, will begin at the main entrance of the historic fortress. During the tour, which will last approximately one hour, you'll visit the interior of the extraordinary monumental complex, which dates back to the Middle Ages.
Firstly, your expert English-speaking guide will reveal why the Alcazar was first constructed. You'll also learn about the different events that marked the history of the site, which was occupied by Visigoths and then Muslims before Christian forces claimed Cordoba for themselves in the 13th century.
Visit the impressive towers and most elegant rooms of this magnificent Moorish style monument. You're bound to be enchanted by the Hall of Mosaics, the Reception Hall, the Royal Baths of Doña Leonor and the courtyards, characterised by their water features and verdant trees which contrast with the golden stone and whitewashed walls. Every corner of the castle hides countless myths and legends, through which you'll discover the indisputable connection between art, architecture and the intriguing politics of Medieval Cordoba.
The final part of your guided tour will take in the famous gardens of the Cordoba Alcazar. Amongst its water channels, canals and ponds, your attention will be drawn to the vivid colours and sweet aromas of the flower-filled parterres. As you stroll through this bucolic area of the fortress, you'll spot a number of figures reminiscent of the 15th century: the statues of Christopher Columbus with the Christian Monarchs of Spain, after whom the Alcazar is officially named.
Visit the Jewish Quarter too
If you'd like to make the most of your time in Cordoba, why not reserve our combo activity to enjoy a guided tour of the Alcazar and the Jewish Quarter?
English guided tour
Children between 10 and 14 years oldUS$ 12.50
Children between 2 and 9 years oldUS$ 5.70
Children under 2 years oldFree
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
Entrance to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Main entrance to the Cordoba Alcazar.