The Alcazar of Corodba looking towards the River Guadalquivir - this building is located in the historic centre of the city

The Alcazar of Corodba looking towards the River Guadalquivir - this building is located in the historic centre of the city

A garden at the front of the Alcazar - the name alcazar comes from the Arabic word al-qasr meaning

A garden at the front of the Alcazar - the name alcazar comes from the Arabic word al-qasr meaning "the palace"

The Cordoba Mosque, seen from the Alcazar

The Cordoba Mosque, seen from the Alcazar

Small hills on the outskirts of the Codoba city

Small hills on the outskirts of the Codoba city

The Moorish Courtyard of Alcazar - this courtyard is the only area in the Alcazar which still retains its original layout

The Moorish Courtyard of Alcazar - this courtyard is the only area in the Alcazar which still retains its original layout

In the centre of the courtyard there is a fountain with small ceramic channels running from it.

In the centre of the courtyard there is a fountain with small ceramic channels running from it.

Orange trees in the Moorish Courtyard

Orange trees in the Moorish Courtyard

This small gardens contains orange trees, lemon trees and flower beds of myrtles and wall flowers

This small gardens contains orange trees, lemon trees and flower beds of myrtles and wall flowers

Interior of the Lions Tower of Alcazar - this tower is located on the north side and it is the oldest tower of all, square in shape it has two floors

Interior of the Lions Tower of Alcazar - this tower is located on the north side and it is the oldest tower of all, square in shape it has two floors

Once on top of this tower, the breathtaking views of Cordoba city can be enjoyed

Once on top of this tower, the breathtaking views of Cordoba city can be enjoyed

This corridor leads to the mosaic hall

This corridor leads to the mosaic hall

The Mosaic Hall is a former chapel of the Inquisitions but now it exhibits collection of Roman mosaic art from the 2nd and 3rd century

The Mosaic Hall is a former chapel of the Inquisitions but now it exhibits collection of Roman mosaic art from the 2nd and 3rd century

One of the mosaics on display in the mosaic room

One of the mosaics on display in the mosaic room

The western patio of the Alcazar, also called the 'Ladies' Patio', can be seen through the balconies of the Hall of Mosaics

The western patio of the Alcazar, also called the 'Ladies' Patio', can be seen through the balconies of the Hall of Mosaics

This is the oldest part of alcazar and it goes back to the Romans and the Muslim period

This is the oldest part of alcazar and it goes back to the Romans and the Muslim period

This structure remained a place for the troops (known as Alcazaba) but in the 13th century it was changed into a castle

This structure remained a place for the troops (known as Alcazaba) but in the 13th century it was changed into a castle

The Lions Tower as seen from the Moorish Courtyard -

The Lions Tower as seen from the Moorish Courtyard -

The area next to the Royals Baths and the Moorish Courtyard on the ground floor

The area next to the Royals Baths and the Moorish Courtyard on the ground floor

Koi Fish in one of the ponds of Alcazar

Koi Fish in one of the ponds of Alcazar

Some of the fish were quite large in size

Some of the fish were quite large in size

The Lower Garden of Coordoba Alcazar - The gardens of the Alcázar stand on the site of the former vegetable gardens of the Alcázar, which were surrounded by the walls of the fortress

The Lower Garden of Coordoba Alcazar - The gardens of the Alcázar stand on the site of the former vegetable gardens of the Alcázar, which were surrounded by the walls of the fortress

Originally the water was brought in by an aqueduct from the Sierra Morena and the great Albolafia waterwheel in the River Guadalquivir nearby helped with the supply

Originally the water was brought in by an aqueduct from the Sierra Morena and the great Albolafia waterwheel in the River Guadalquivir nearby helped with the supply

The current Gardens of the Alcazar were formed around the middle of the 20th century

The current Gardens of the Alcazar were formed around the middle of the 20th century

A pomegranate tree ladden with fruit

A pomegranate tree ladden with fruit

The cypresses trees of the Lower Garden -

The cypresses trees of the Lower Garden -

This garden is built on the classic model of the Hispanic-Arab style

This garden is built on the classic model of the Hispanic-Arab style

Myself sitting next to the gardens of Alcazar

Myself sitting next to the gardens of Alcazar

Water flowing from the Golden Fountain of alcazar

Water flowing from the Golden Fountain of alcazar

Palm trees outside the Alcazar

Palm trees outside the Alcazar

The Tower of the Pigeon, also called the Tower of the Candle, is located at the south-east end

The Tower of the Pigeon, also called the Tower of the Candle, is located at the south-east end

The current tower is a reconstruction dating from the second half of the past century

The current tower is a reconstruction dating from the second half of the past century

Pigeons are residing beside the Pigeon Tower

Pigeons are residing beside the Pigeon Tower

Palm trees in the Evening

Palm trees in the Evening