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Alcázar Review

Once the residence of the caliph of Seville, the 12th-century Alcázar and its small, octagonal mosque and baths were built for the Moorish governor's private use. The baths have three sections: the sala fria (cold room), the larger sala templada (warm room), and the sala caliente (hot room) for steam baths. In the midst of it all is the 17th-century Palacio de Villavicencio, built on the site of the original Moorish palace. A camera obscura, a lens-and-mirrors device that projects the outdoors onto a large indoor screen, offers a 360-degree view of Jerez.

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  • Address: C. Alameda Vieja, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz 11402 | Map It
  • Phone: 956/149955
  • Cost: €5, €7 including camera obscura
  • Hours: July–mid-Sept., weekdays 9:30–8, weekends 9:30–3; Mar.–June and mid-Sept.–Oct., weekdays 9:30–6, weekends 9:30–3; Nov.–Feb., daily 9:30–3
  • Location: Jerez de la Frontera
Updated: 06-18-2013

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