Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs in Cordoba
The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos (The Palace of the Christian Monarchs) is a military building ordered by King Alfonso XI of Castile in the year 1328.
The Catholic Monarchs spent more than eight years in the fortress, directing their campaign against the Kingdom of Granada.
In these same rooms Christopher Columbus sought funds for his sea adventure in the year 1486.
After the campaign of Granada and the completion of the campaigns against Muslims in Spain, the Catholic Kings gave the property to the Church authorities, who turned it into a Tribunal of the Holy Office.
The architectural character is sober on the outside but splendid in its interior, with beautiful gardens and patios of Mudéjar inspiration. The main hall of the building is called the Mosaic room, where you can admire the stunning mosaics found at the end of the 50s in the Plaza de la Corredera, and a sarcophagus from the third century.
The ancient Huerta del Alcázar has become an area of about 55.000m ² of beautiful gardens with species such as palms, cypresses, orange and lemon trees, which surround the elegant fountains and ponds.
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