Fodor's Expert Review Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
Built by Alfonso XI in 1328, the alcázar in Córdoba is a Mudejar-style palace with splendid gardens. (The original Moorish alcázar stood beside the Mezquita, on the site of the present Bishop's Palace.) This is where, in the 15th century, the Catholic monarchs held court and launched their conquest of Granada. Boabdil was imprisoned here in 1483, and for nearly 300 years this alcázar served as the Inquisition's base. The most important sights here are the Hall of the Mosaics and a Roman stone sarcophagus from the 2nd or 3rd century.