This impressive palace, situated in the plaza de Don Gome, is surrounded by twelve splendid courtyards and a marvellous garden. A stunning variety of flowering plants decorate and scent every nook and cranny of this splendid museum. The original flavour of this 14th century palace was kept intact by the last Marquis of Viana, Sophia of Lancaster. Inside, the numerous palace rooms house a wide range of collections (paintings, dinner sets, mosaics, tapestries, decorative tiles, firearms, and so on). There is also an outstanding collection of embossed leatherwork and a fascinating 16th-18th century library. The sheer quality of the exhibits makes this one of the most worthwhile visits a visitor to Cordoba can make.