Planning to buy tickets online for the Alcazar of Cordoba? We have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that the price is quite cheap (from €2,5). The bad news is that it is not possible to buy tickets online.
If you want to buy tickets for the Alcazar of Cordoba (without guided tour) you will have to do it directly at the ticket office and queue 🙁
📢 Please, note that you can only buy tickets for that day.
In case you are looking for a guided tour + tickets, you can book it online from €15. More info (click here)
The answer is yes. You will have to queue for 15-20 min to buy tickets at the Alcazar of Cordoba. Queues are especially long in high season (spring and autumn) during the morning.
Until recently, the Alcazar of Cordoba offered a period of free entrance to the Alcazar de Cordoba every early morning. Unfortunately the admission policies have changed and there are no longer free entry hours to the Alcazar of Cordoba.
Of course it depends on each case, but the Alcazar of Cordoba is not really geared toward kids. There is no special exhibits designed with children in mind.
Nevertheless the Alcazar has lots of open spaces in the gardens to run and play.
A guided visit to the Alcazar of Cordoba will make you discover the secrets of one of the most important buildings in Andalusia.
From these same rooms the Catholic Monarchs (15th century) ruled Spain for 8 years, supervised the conquest of Granada and negotiated with Christopher Columbus the funds for his first voyage to America in the Year 1492
But what really fascinates tourists visiting the Alcazar of Cordoba is the beautiful gardens and fountains. Definitely reminiscent of the city’s Arab past. Keep in mind that previously in this place was located the Muslim Alcazar (fortress palace where the Caliph of Cordoba resided).
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Alcazar of Cordoba Guided Tour
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Cordoba Alcazar Guided Tour
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Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs Guided Tour
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Fortress of Catholic Monarchs Guided Tour
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Alcazar, Mosque and Synagogue Guided Tour
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Guided Tour of the Alcazar and Mosque
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Alcazar, Synagogue and Mosque-Cathedral
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Alcazar & Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
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Alcazar and Mosque of Cordoba Guided Tour
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During this guided tour of the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs you will discover the most important rooms of the building, while you learn interesting history facts and fascinating legends about this amazing medieval building that you won’t learn anywhere else.
Without a doubt, a pleasant and enjoyable guided tour, suitable for all audiences.
If you book a tour exclusively to visit the Alcazar of Cordoba, they usually last one hour. More than enough to get to know the most important parts of the building.
However, if you choose a combined tour (Alcazar + Mosque, or Alcazar + Jewish Quarter), these can last up to 3 or 4 hours.
If you have little time in Cordoba and you are passionate about history, we definitely recommend a combined tour. It is the best way to make the most of your time.
Your time is valuable! Avoid waiting in long queues at the ticket office. All the tours selected here include skip-the line tickets to the Alcazar of Cordoba.
Meet your guide at the meeting point, check-in and you will enjoy priority access to the Alcazar of Cordoba.
All the tours of the Alcazar of Cordoba included on this website are run in English.
Those bilingual tours (part in Spanish and part in English) are discarded from our selection of the best Alcazar of Cordoba guided tours.
Honestly, the best time of day to visit the Alcazar is between 9am and 12pm, especially in the summer months.
Keep in mind that a large part of the visit to the Alcazar takes place outdoors (the Alcazar gardens and the visit to the defensive wall tower), so it is advisable to avoid the central hours of the day when the heat is suffocating.
In the hottest hours (between 12pm and 5pm) we recommend you visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba or a museum. Normally all the museums in the city have air conditioning.
In the fall and winter months you don’t have to worry about any of the above 😅
Spring and fall is high season in Cordoba so the influx of tourists to the Alcazar rises considerably.
The busiest times to visit the Alcazar are undoubtedly between 10:30 am and 1pm. In the afternoon there are considerably fewer tourists visiting the Alcazar.
Booking a guided visit to the Alcazar of Cordoba, whether private or in a group, is extremely simple.
You just have to click on the tour, choose the date on the calendar and fill in the contact information.
Then you have to make the payment by credit card and you will receive your confirmation directly in your email.
On the day of the tour you just have to show your confirmation email to the guide to check in.
IMPORTANT 📢 It is not necessary to print any voucher, showing your confirmation email on the phone is enough.
Flexibility when organizing a trip is important. Therefore, all the tours included here have a flexible cancellation policy.
Most of them allow you to cancel free of charge up to 24 hours from the start of the tour.
In any case, before booking, read carefully the cancellation policy of each tour operator.
The refund will be made by the same method that the payment was made.
A guided tour of the Alcazar of Cordoba will allow you to explore the history and secrets of one of the most important buildings in the city.
The guided tour to the Alcazar of Cordoba includes:
Visit to the the defensive towers of the Alcazar
Discover the interior of the Tower of the Lions and even go on top of the walls, and walk along them!
From the top of the walls you will have spectacular views of the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, the Alcazar gardens, the Mosque of Cordoba and even the Gudalquivir river.
The Mosaic Room
Among the most important rooms in the Alcazar of Cordoba is the Mosaic Room, where you can admire beautiful mosaics from the Roman era found in Cordoba and whose state of conservation is truly prodigious.
The Room of the Mosaics also houses a fantastic Roman sarcophagus that belonged to some member of the high society of Cordoba.
The Royal Baths
This is one of our favorite parts of the Alcazar of Cordoba. Below ground level you will find the amazing Royal Baths built by the Christian King Alfonso XI (14th century).
Despite being designed more than 700 years ago, the baths of the Alcazar had a sophisticated system of pipes and boilers that made it possible to take advantage of rainwater and heat it.
The Royal Baths of the Alcazar included hot and cold water rooms. Certainly reminiscent of the old Arab baths.
The Gardens of Alcazar of Cordoba
A guided visit to the Alcazar of Cordoba would not be complete without visiting the beautiful gardens of the Alcazar.
The origin of these gardens dates back to the 8th century when this place was occupied by the official residence of the Caliph of Cordoba. Of course, the former residence of the Caliph also had beautiful gardens and ponds for the Caliph’s harem.
In Christian times (from the 13th century onwards) the Christians built the current Alcazar of Cordoba and designed these magnificent gardens.
The Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs in Cordoba is located in the emblematic neighborhood of San Basilio. During the Middle Ages this neighborhood was inhabited mainly by the Jewish community.
Fortunately, the Barrio de San Basilio maintains its traditional atmosphere intact (narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses with Andalusian patios). By the way, there are also great places to eat like Taberna La Viuda or Puerta Sevilla restaurant! 😚
Very close to the Alcazar of Cordoba you have other important places to visit such as the Roman Bridge or the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.
How do I get to the Alcazar of Cordoba
The Alcazar of Cordoba is located in the heart of the Old Town. Therefore, if your hotel is in this area (most hotels are concentrated in the historic center) you can walk without any problem.
For example, from the Mosque of Cordoba to the Alcazar it will take approximately 5 minutes to walk. Fortunately, in Cordoba all tourist attractions are within walking distance.
If your hotel is located near the train station, it will take about 25-30 minutes to walk. Another option is to take a taxi to the historic center (less than 10 minutes).