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From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

1. From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless row of red and white striped arches. Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

2. Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Start your full-day trip to Cordoba with a drive by minivan from Seville. Once in Cordoba, visit the most important monuments of the city including the stunning Mosque-Cathedral from the Caliphate period. Explore Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, and the area's most emblematic streets, then marvel at the neighborhood's beautiful synagogue. At the square named for the great Maimonides, admire the secluded synagogue. At the end of the tour, take a walk around the town on your own. Explore the pedestrian streets of the Jewish quarter and try some of the delicious local cuisine.

Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

3. Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

Discover the modern, Moorish and medieval Cordoba on this fantastic 2-hour bike tour. Your guide will explore with you different corners of the ancient city as you get to know all the history that its walls have seen. Experience the modern facets of Cordoba, pass by the Christian Reconquest and its beautiful churches, visit the city center and discover the unforgettable Moorish Cordoba. These tours respect the environment with electric bikes to ensure the health of both the city and those visiting it. What's more, you can see the best-hidden corners of the city on a bike which simply can't be explored with a car or bus.

Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

4. Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

At the foot of the El Torcal and Sierra de la Chimenea lies beautiful Cordoba. Known as the heart of Andalusia, experience all this beautiful city has to offer during a full-day tour via the picturesque Antequera. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will take a panoramic tour of the Roman Bridge linking the area of Campo de la Verdad with Barrio de la Catedral. From here, you will move onto the Jewish Quarter, which is the best-known part of Cordoba’s historic centre. It is also one of Europe’s largest World Heritage sites. Later in the day, see the city’s Synagogue, which dates back to the 14th century and visit the Cathedral. You will also visit the former Great Mosque of Cordoba. This mosque is a famous monument in the Western Islamic culture and an important landmark in the city. Originally built around the year 600 AD as a pagan temple, it was first converted into a Christian church before being refashioned into a Mosque. You are encouraged to explore the halls and passages of this beautiful building and marvel at the colourful mosaics and stained-glass windows. As the day begins to turn into evening, you will be transported back with a camera full of photos documenting the beauty unique to this special city.

From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

5. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

Córdoba and Mezquita from Málaga

6. Córdoba and Mezquita from Málaga

The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its Iberian, Roman and Muslim past, is rich in traditions; it has an outstanding architectural heritage, and its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. Explore the unique influences that have created the cultural traditions of the city. The city have a vast flamenco scene that while in the region is worth visiting, and testing out. The famous Bulls that so much Spanish culture celebrates have importance still within Cordoba. Once the beating heart of Spain, Cordoba is the Muslim capital of Spain, which gives the city unique flares of cultural difference to rest of the region. The Guadalquivir river crosses this region providing water for the lushes valleys growing olives and grapes. Toward the north the landscape becomes progressively more wild with forests and abundant life approaching the Sierra Morena. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. 

From Sevilla: 1 Day Tour to Cordoba

7. From Sevilla: 1 Day Tour to Cordoba

Discover Cordoba's cultural heritage and historic center, a city of Arab heritage with a plentiful past. Walk the most famous streets of the Jewish quarter: flowers calleja, the plaza Maimonides, the San Rafael bridge or the synagogue. Explore spaces filled with flowers of all colors, in pots hanging from white walls illuminated by the sun. See the third largest mosque in the world, after those of Casablanca and Mecca, known throughout the East and the West for its superb construction. Cordoba is also a cradle of important figures who have left its cultural and intellectual legacy to the world. Names such as Abn Hazam, Averroes, Maimonedes, Juan de Mena, Cardenal Salazar, Duke of Rivas, Luis de Gongora, to name a few, remain forever in the historical memory of this wonderful city.

Cordoba at Night by Bike, Electric Bike or Segway

8. Cordoba at Night by Bike, Electric Bike or Segway

Enjoy the cool evening air as you ride through the beautiful city and pass through magical streets. Choose your mode of transport to discover Cordoba by night, bike, electric bike or segway, all a fun way to experience the city. 

From Seville: Private Transfer to Granada and Córdoba Tour

9. From Seville: Private Transfer to Granada and Córdoba Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Seville and journey to the impressive city of Córdoba. Go to the Mezquita de Córdoba to look at its intricate arches and marvel at one of the finest examples of Islamic art in Spain. Then, stroll the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and contrast the patios of colorful flowers with the whitewashed walls and Spanish tiles. Discover highlights such as the Royal Stables and Alcázar before sampling local tapas, such as flamenquin (pork roll) and salmorejo (tomato and bread) at your own expense. Pass the historic water mills of the Guadalquivir River before heading to Granada, where more treasures await.

Cordoba Full-Day Heritage Tour from Seville

10. Cordoba Full-Day Heritage Tour from Seville

Venture into the heart of Andalucia and you will discover an ancient city bursting with intellectual wealth, vibrant history, and architectural triumphs. On this day trip to Córdoba you will have the opportunity to peel back the layers of time and understand the diversity of cultures, which have come to define this unique and remarkable place. No introduction to the city would be complete without a visit to the world famous Mezquita where you can lose yourself amongst the sea of red and white striped arches of the Hypostyle Hall. With 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite, this former mosque-turned-cathedral is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Renaissance and Moorish architecture. Other highlights of the day will include a visit to the Jewish Synagogue, and a stroll along the Calle de las Flores. Few cities in the world can claim to have been the capital of a Roman province, an Arab state, and a Caliphate, but it is this heritage that has elevated Córdoba to its status as a World Heritage Site. In addition to its strong historical foundations, the city’s arts, music, and leisure scene helps to cross the boundaries into contemporary Spanish culture.

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What people are saying about Córdoba

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 512 reviews

They keep the schedule and leave on time. The guide was very friendly and answer all the questions the group had. Cristina was always aware of the surroundings and help everybody. Very conscious about her been responsible for the group. She went above and beyond her duties.

We had an excellent experienced and knowledgeable tour guide Petra who managed the tour very well We also had Petra for our Gibralter trip earlier in the week and again she was excellent

Exciting tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Lots of info packed into a diverse and educational experience. Recommend this as a day trip for anyone visiting southern Spain.

Caterine was very informative and very pleasant to spend the day with. Fernando was very informative. I highly recommend this tour. The Cathedral - Mosque was fantastic!

Could not have found cheaper! Excellent guide in Cordoba, plenty to see on the way with excellent views.