This impressive palace, situated in the Plaza de Don Gome, is surrounded by twelve splendid courtyards and a marvelous garden. A stunning variety of flowering plants decorate and scent every nook and cranny of this splendid museum. The original flavor 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.