Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda

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Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda

Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The "Casa de las Cabezas", with its four courtyards and its narrow alley with Muslim origin, called "of the seven Infants of Lara" or "Calleja de los Arquillos" is a wonderful example of a home-Patio from Cordoba , which has its roots in the Middle Ages.
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lorenzo_mtc
Pittsburgh98 contributions
Insight into another time
Nov 2019
If I remember correctly, the legend of the name -- casa de cabezas -- goes back to a small inter-family war of the late 10th century, when the heads of the decapitated losers were displayed nearby for public edification. (They're not there any more.) The house itself and its furnishings, though, evoke the early 16th century, and does so very well. This well-kept house museum almost makes you feel as if you've gone back 500 years and wandered into an upper-class home while everyone in the family was out shopping. I strongly recommend it, especially for those who have read their history and would also like to "feel" it.
Written 12 December 2019
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Gretchen J
Miami, FL18 contributions
Learn about Medieval Cordoba
Nov 2019 • Solo
So it seems like most people miss this hidden gem, so I had the whole place to myself. It’s super interesting to see how the people of this city may have lived hundreds of years ago. The museum’s collection is abundant and very well kept. I truly recommend to wander off and see this charming little place.
Written 18 November 2019
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jon_p_taylor
Bath, UK99 contributions
Fascinating little gem
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely, small museum with lots of information about the way of life of a wealthy family in medieval Cordoba. Three Flores to explore with plenty of information and artifacts to see. It will take you less than an hour to fully explore. We had the whole time on our own which made it even more special
Written 27 September 2019
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Sayer
Weybridge, UK808 contributions
Interesting insight into how Cordobans lived in 15th/16th century
May 2019 • Couples
This house has been restored to how it would have been in the 16th century and has a lot to do with the fashions and clothing at that time. It is a fascinating insight into how life was lived at that time particularly the separate rooms and lives for men and women.

However do not miss the basement as they have discovered a Jewish bathing pool, which suggest that the family may have been masquerading as Christians to avoid the Spanish Inquisition.
Written 23 May 2019
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Sc0ttishbill
Faro, Portugal181 contributions
A look back in time
May 2019 • Couples
The scene is set by the first explanation notice. It says that as you descend into the basement you will feel the drop in temperature and that this area was used to store food. That takes one back in time and prepares one for the scenes which follow, the costumes of the time and the use of the various parts of the house. Entrance was 6.50 euros so more expensive than some other Cordoba attractions but unless you are on a tight budget it is worth a visit.
Written 14 May 2019
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SusaMasa
Helsinki, Finland396 contributions
Displaying life in the Middle Ages
Apr 2019 • Couples
Small museum, displaying life in the middle ages in Cordoba. You can visit the basement, the courtyard and the rooms on the first and second floor. Recommended.
Written 6 May 2019
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JStac
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
Unexpected find
Mar 2019 • Solo
Stumbled across this small museum/house when I got lost looking for the archaeology museum. I'm a medieval history fan so this was a lucky find for me. It's an old house that's been renovated look look as it would have during the late medieval period. There's a courtyard, bedroom, study, kitchen, etc. I was given a page in English that described the story of where the house's name came from (house of the heads).

It's pretty expensive in comparison with the other similar houses (6.50 Euro vs 3), so if you're not a big medieval fan than it won't be worth it for you.
Written 15 April 2019
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain459 contributions
Restored medieval House
Jan 2019 • Couples
Reading the publicity material, you will discover that the history of this building refers to a bloody episode from Spanish popular history where according to the ballads the severed heads of the 7 sons of a Christian noble imprisoned in this building were presented to him here (the full story is given to you on entry). Notwithstanding this appeal to popular history this property is a serious attempt to present a property to the public as it would have been in medieval times. To achieve this a ruined property has been beautifully restored (there are photos pre-restoration throughout the property). There is plenty of information in every room (though sadly no guidebook) and you see the basement (with remains of a clandestine synagogue) ground floor and upper floor as well as the attractive patios. Well woth the entry fee!
Written 12 January 2019
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Nicole A
Los Alamos, NM803 contributions
Well Recreated House
Oct 2018 • Couples
The home has been recreated to represent an old spanish home, It is very well done, with a good amount of information and artifacts. I enjoyed it.
Written 26 October 2018
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sallymatson
Miami, FL4 contributions
I learned a lot1
Oct 2018 • Couples
I loved stepping back in time and experiencing life before electricity and running water. Everything was well marked and the cultural explanations made my entire trip more interesting. I wish we had gone here first to understand the importance of the courtyard to local architecture and the purposes of each one to a home/family.
Written 15 October 2018
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