Immerse yourself in the beauty of Viana Palace and its captivating patios with our walking tour.

Welcome to Fun & Tickets’ exclusive walking tour of Viana Palace and its breathtaking patios. Get ready to delve into the rich history, marvel at stunning architecture, and soak in the serene beauty of these enchanting spaces. This immersive experience will take you on a journey through time, showcasing the splendor and cultural significance of one of the most magnificent palaces in the world.

As you step into Viana Palace, you’ll be transported back to a bygone era. Originally built in the 15th century, the palace has undergone various renovations and additions over the centuries, resulting in an architectural masterpiece that seamlessly combines different styles, from Gothic to Renaissance and Mudejar. Our expert guides will lead you through the palace’s majestic halls, sharing fascinating stories and anecdotes about the influential families who once called this place home.

The highlight of the tour lies in the palace’s stunning patios. Viana Palace boasts a collection of twelve patios, each with its own distinctive charm and character. From meticulously manicured gardens to tranquil fountains and ornate tilework, these outdoor spaces offer a serene retreat from the bustling city. Explore the hidden corners, breathe in the fragrant scents of blooming flowers, and capture the perfect photographs as you uncover the secrets behind these mesmerizing patios.

Throughout the tour, you’ll gain insight into the cultural and historical significance of Viana Palace. Learn about the traditions and customs of Andalusia as you discover how the palace reflects the region’s unique heritage. Admire the exquisite artwork, opulent furniture, and intricate details that adorn every corner, showcasing the wealth and taste of its former inhabitants.

Duration

2 hours

Language

ES

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Included

  • Entrance to the Viana Palace and its 13 patios
  • Official guide

Excluded

  • Tips
  • Food or drinks

What do I need to bring?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes

Please note

Not accesible: stairs and slopes

Cancellation Policy

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

When to book?

Cut off: 1 hour before the start of the activity

During your tour of Viana Palace, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of stunning courtyards and the magnificent garden. Here’s a breakdown of the itinerary and what you can expect to discover in each area:

  1. Patio de Recibo (Receiving Courtyard): This courtyard serves as the entrance to Viana Palace, welcoming visitors with its grandeur. Admire the impressive architectural features and soak in the historical significance of this space.
  2. Patio de los Gatos (Cats’ Courtyard): As you step into this courtyard, you’ll notice the playful cat motifs that adorn the walls. Marvel at the intricate tilework and experience the charm and elegance of this unique setting.
  3. Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard): This courtyard is characterized by the fragrant orange trees that line its perimeter. Enjoy the serene ambiance, take a leisurely stroll, and breathe in the refreshing scent of citrus.
  4. Patio de las Rejas (Courtyard of the Grilles): Prepare to be captivated by the beautiful ironwork grilles that define this courtyard. Marvel at the intricate designs and appreciate the craftsmanship that went into creating these ornamental features.
  5. Patio de la Madama (Madama’s Courtyard): Named after a sculpture of a woman that graces this space, the Madama’s Courtyard exudes elegance and grace. Take in the statues, fountains, and lush greenery as you immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere.
  6. Patio de las Columnas (Courtyard of Columns): Step into a courtyard adorned with majestic columns, reflecting a sense of grandeur and architectural mastery. Admire the symmetrical layout and appreciate the harmony of this captivating space.
  7. The Garden: Explore the expansive garden of Viana Palace, a tranquil oasis filled with blooming flowers, manicured hedges, and serene pathways. Take your time to appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility that surrounds you.
  8. Patio de la Alberca (Pool Courtyard): Discover a courtyard featuring a picturesque pool, creating a sense of serenity and calm. Reflect on the mesmerizing reflections of the architecture and sky in the tranquil waters.
  9. Patio de los Jardineros (Courtyard of the Gardeners): As the name suggests, this courtyard was traditionally used by the gardeners. Admire the tools and equipment displayed, gaining insights into the horticultural practices of the past.
  10. Patio del Pozo (Well Courtyard): Encounter a charming courtyard centered around a historic well. Appreciate the significance of water in the palace’s history and take a moment to imagine the daily activities that once took place here.
  11. Patio de la Capilla (Chapel Courtyard): Enter a courtyard that surrounds the palace’s chapel. Experience the spiritual ambiance, admire the religious artwork, and appreciate the devotion that inspired this sacred space.
  12. Patio de la Cancela (La Cancela Courtyard): This courtyard is known for its striking entrance gate, or “cancela.” Marvel at the intricately designed gate and the architectural elements that make this courtyard a visual delight.
  13. Patio del Archivo (Archive Courtyard): Conclude your tour in the Archive Courtyard, where historical documents and records were once stored. Reflect on the rich history and cultural heritage preserved within the palace’s walls.

Each courtyard and the garden offers a unique experience, combining architectural splendor, natural beauty, and cultural significance. As you explore Viana Palace’s various spaces, you’ll be transported to a different era, immersed in the enchantment and grandeur that define this magnificent cultural gem.

Main entrance of the Viana Palace
Plaza de Don Gome, 14001, Córdoba

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of most experiences