The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, is a building of military ordered by King Alfonso XI of Castile in 1328, over previous buildings (the Alcázar Viejo Muslim, and before the residences of the Roman Governor and Customs, located in one the banks of the river Guadalquivir) in Cordoba, Spain.
Accommodation kings in their stays of Córdoba, the Catholic Monarchs spent over eight years in the fortress, leading therefrom, the campaign against the Kingdom of Granada. In these same units (Torre del Homenaje), Christopher Columbus asked for funding for maritime adventure in 1486 and saw birth one of his sons, the Infanta Dona Maria, future queen of Portugal.
After the campaign of Granada and completion of campaigns against Muslims in Spain, the Catholic Monarchs gave the property to the church authorities, which made him the Holy Office, then losing his palatial character. In 1812, after the abolition by the Constituent Cortes of Cadiz the Court of the Inquisition, became a civil prison until 1931, went to military installations, which it cedideron in 1955 to the City of Cordova.