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All reviews arab baths olive press camera obscura octagonal tower moorish fortress surrounding countryside star shaped water wheel explanatory signs jacaranda trees euro entry fee worth a visit couple of hours beautiful architecture nice place to visit interesting insight interesting visit
We visited many years ago but had forgotten how pleasant the Alcázar is. As pensioners, we only paid €1.80 so it was especially good value. It is not nearly as spectacular as the Alcázar in Seville or the Alhambra but it has its own charm....More
Brilliant to go and see if you are in that region. Much much less busy than Seville and I would say the cathedral in jerez is much better you can easily spend a couple of hours in there and only €5 compared to €20 in...More
We went on a Sunday morning- we'd saved this timeslot for this as most other things are closed at that time. There's a lot of history to learn about, or just some great views if that's of interest. The camara obscura was closed that day,...More
A great little Alcazar. Very cheap to get in as well. Lovely views of Jerez. Nice and quiet when we visited but the weather was great which is a bonus when you are outside. It has been well preserved and renovated . Not on the...More
Obviously much interesting to see in the old castle. A shame that they don’t maintain the explanatory signs around the grounds several of which are faded beyond use. But there is a helpful guide leaflet free with your entry. You can walk around the walls,...More
Response from WandererCumbria | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Alcazar is a delightful place to wander for an hour or so. We simply turned up for its opening at 9.30 sharp, paid seven euros for a ticket at the pleasant reception and for about quarter of an hour we were the only... More
Hi, the Alcazar is a delightful place to wander for an hour or so. We simply turned up for its opening at 9.30 sharp, paid seven euros for a ticket at the pleasant reception and for about quarter of an hour we were the only ones there. By the time we left at around 10.45 the place was very full and the atmosphere of calm had completely gone. It is popular with coach day trippers who arrive about 10.00 and who fan out through the grounds getting in the way of your photos! Do the outside buildings and gardens first before exploring the fascinating apothecary upstairs in the main building and the camera obscura is well worth the extra two euros.
My advice would be to grab a coffee in your hotel bedroom, head for the Alcazar and then sit in the sun at one of the many great cafe bars and have a leisurely breakfast. Also don’t miss a trip to the horses in the equestrian school. A basic cost ticket for the show is adequate as every seat has a great view of the amazing horsemanship. Enjoy your trip!
Response from 556shenaghm | Reviewed this property |
Hi we know the area well although have never been in winter or been to Tangiers. Vejer de la frontera would be a good half way point for you between Seville and Gibraltar. We do villa holidays but there are several good... More
Hi we know the area well although have never been in winter or been to Tangiers. Vejer de la frontera would be a good half way point for you between Seville and Gibraltar. We do villa holidays but there are several good hotels in the town. Cadiz is also worth a trip...there are loads of hotels there. We usually get a place in Peurto Santa Maria and catch the ferry to Cadiz as the parking is difficult in summer but you might be ok in December.