Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos


The ancient fortress of Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs or Alcazar of Cordoba served as the court of royals for 160 years following its constructed by Alfonso XI in 1328. The complex stands on the site on an earlier 8th century caliphate residence and still retains elements of the Moorish remains. During the 15th century the complex was home to Ferdinand and Isabella, rulers of Castile for 8 years while planning their attack on Granada to oust the last of the Moors. This is where Christopher Columbus was presented to Queen Isabella and told of his plans to discover the New World. This complex also once held Boabdil (Moorish ruler of Granada) prisoner in 1483 and a few years later became the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition (1492-1821) and was used as a prison. In 1810 the palace –fortress became the garrison for Napoleon’s forces.

Opening time

Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 15:00
Thursday 8:30 - 15:00
Friday 8:30 - 15:00
Saturday 8:30 - 15:00
Sunday 8:30 - 14:30

Entrance fee

4,50€ for adults
2.25€ for students under 26 years
free entrance for children under 13 years

Hotels near Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

Hostal Alcázar

Hostal Alcazar I

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Restaurants nearby

Amaltea Restaurant

Taberna Casa Pepe De La Judería

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