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The complex of Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs is an ancient fortress which became the residence of the Catholic Monarchs for eight years. In this virtual tour you can browse the map of the museum and know its various rooms, gardens and exhibited artworks.

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Ground Floor: Patios Upper floor: Lounges Towers and Wall Hall The gardens of the Alcázar

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The gardens of the Alcázar his is a large open space with a uniform structure. Its central feature consists of a set of long channels and ponds through which water flows with the aid of pumps. This is bordered by a wide variety of trees, plants and flowers such as palm trees, cypresses, myrtle, hedges and orange and lemon trees. Currently stand on the site of the former vegetable gardens of the Alcázar, which were surrounded by the walls of the fortress. They were supplied with water from the river via a complex irrigation system.

This historical area was reduced when the Avenue of the Alcazar was built around the middle of the 20th century. Another change was carried out in the western area in the first decades of the 20th Century, leaving an enclosure close to the West Wall which was connected to the Royal Stables.

The current Gardens of the Alcázar were formed around the middle of the 20th century.
The gardens are divided into three different levels. There are others which all vary in size and which are laid out to be facing several different directions, all of them housing fountains and big pools, as well as a rich variety of native flora. The garden's borders have changed throughout history and its current appearance differs a lot from the original one, as the planimetry and appearance of the Royal Stables' West Wall show.
During a visit to the gardens, visitors will find several sculptures, among them the one representing the meeting between the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, and Christopher Columbus.

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Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs. Plaza Campo Santo de los Mártires s/n. 14004 Córdoba

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