ALCAZAR OF THE CHRISTIAN MONARCHS

Alcazar of the Christian Kings: monument and fortress.

The Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs is one of the most important and representative monuments in Córdoba, although almost every culture living in the city has intervened and lived there, since the Romans to our date. Hence, we have decided to dedicate a special section to its history, distinguishing each of the stages the building has been through.

The analysis of the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs has been organized as a tour, as it is currently shown to the visitor. We will start talking about the walls, while we enter the Main Gate, a great quality image, as it is dominated by a sculpture of King Alfonso X the Wise. After it, a small access takes us to the Main Gallery connecting to the Northern wall and, therefore, to the Tribute Tower and the Tower of the Lions, as well as the Hall of the Mosaics and the Hall of the Ocean. We go down to the ground floor to appreciate the singularity of the Royal Baths, as well as the Moorish Courtyard, which ultimately leads us to the Gardens.

The collection of mosaics of the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs is of great quality. All of them were taken from the Corredera Square, which was at the time the entrance to the Roman circus in our city, one of the biggest and most important in the peninsula, and to which we will dedicate a section on the website.

Another topic we have paid special attention to is the treatment of the gardens, which already showed its greatest splendor in caliphal times, supplied by water from the river and the mountain. The Gardens of the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs are a symbol of the history of our city, a source of inspiration for our men of letters and a place which was very close to the daily lives of the people of Córdoba.

Finally, and as it is usual, we have included a complete photo gallery, so that the knowledge of the building is as complete as possible, for those who wish to know it in depth. We hope you find them attractive.

If you wish to know the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs, do not hesitate to hire one of our guided tours. We are experts in the interpretation of the historic heritage from Córdoba. If you have chosen to do sightseeing in Córdoba, choose a high quality option, choose ArtenCórdoba.

Text: J.A.S.C.

  • Torre de los Leones y Acceso Principal al Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Monumento a Alfonso X el Sabio en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Escudo de Felipe II en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Salón de los Mosaicos del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Patio Morisco del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Los Jardines del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos vistos desde la Torre de los Leones
  • Detalle de los Jardines del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • La Torre del Homenaje del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos vista desde el exterior
  • Detalle del Monumento a Alfonso X el Sabio en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Sarcófago romano en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • El Patio Morisco del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos visto desde el Adarve
  • Baños Reales Mudéjares del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Detalle de los Jardines del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Monumento a la primera audiencia de los Reyes Católicos a Cristóbal Colón en el  Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Torre de los Leones y Acceso Principal al Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Monumento a Alfonso X el Sabio en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Escudo de Felipe II en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Salón de los Mosaicos del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Patio Morisco del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Los Jardines del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos vistos desde la Torre de los Leones
  • Detalle de los Jardines del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • La Torre del Homenaje del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos vista desde el exterior
  • Detalle del Monumento a Alfonso X el Sabio en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Sarcófago romano en el Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • El Patio Morisco del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos visto desde el Adarve
  • Baños Reales Mudéjares del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Detalle de los Jardines del Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Monumento a la primera audiencia de los Reyes Católicos a Cristóbal Colón en el  Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos