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The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (Spanish for "Castle of the Christian Monarchs"), also known as the Alcázar of Córdoba, is a medieval Alcázar located in the historic centre of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. It is situated next to the Guadalquivir River and near the Grand Mosque. The Alcázar takes its name from theArabic: ltranslated 'The Palace'‎. The fortress served as one of the primary residences of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon.

It is a building of military character commissioned by king Alfonso XI of Castile in the year 1328. It stands on the site of previous constructions, the Al-Andalusian Alcázar, also previous residence of the Roman Governor and the Customs.

The architectural ensemble has a sober character in its exterior but is splendid in its interior, with magnificent gardens and courtyards that maintain an Mudéjar inspiration.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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