Top attractions in Cordoba
A visit to Cordoba is a rare opportunity to see the breathtaking results when Spanish, Islamic, and Ancient Roman architecture combines. With some of the highest temperatures in Spain, it's a great spring destination. Here's what to see when you get there.
This is Cordoba's most famous sightseeing spot, so arrive early to avoid the crowds. Once inside the huge spectacle, the many-arched interior is awe inspiring.
A pretty Spanish castle offering wonderfully manicured gardens with shimmering ponds and a Moorish bathhouse. Lovely on a warm day, you can tour the grounds and palace for 4.50€.
Built in the early 1st century BC, this bridge across the Guadalquivir river is an impressive testament to Roman engineering. Walk across, or get a good view from the south bank.
This fortified gate lies in the historic city and was built to protect the Roman bridge. Get access to the museum for just 4.50€, where you can bone up on Cordoban history.
Construction of this Roman temple began during the reign of Emperor Claudius and took some 40 years. Built entirely in marble, it was once one of the grandest in the empire.
This basilica lends its name to the surrounding barrio, where it's located within a pretty square. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby and the area is bustling at night.
This ornate baroque building is our final sightseeing pick, but we've perhaps left the best for last. It's a real architectural gem, worth a wander around. Don't miss the gardens.
The Spanish national sport is definitely football, with Cordoba FC the favorite local team. Do a little research on the team before your visit to bond with the locals.
The weather is pleasant year-round, but unless you like it really hot, avoid August. You can spend a few days here living the Spanish lifestyle, but the town is also a popular day trip destination from Granada, Madrid or Seville.
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- Spring and fall are the best times to visit, because the temperatures are warm, but comfortable, and perfect for getting out for a hike or bike ride so you can enjoy what the city has to offer!
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What people are saying about Cordoba
Really enjoyed listening to the in depth historical knowledge from our guide Stephanie... she had an intensive knowledge about the Mosque Cathedral as she was born and raised in the city and we could feel the love she had for her city. She gave us a beautiful informative tour and we really enjoyed how comfortable she made us feel. Thank you Stephanie. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Muslim history in Al Andalucia.
Our guide Hymie? / James from Córdoba a Pie made the first two hours fly by. He knew so much about the city he obviously loved. His delivery and pace of the tour was faultless and engaging. Angela was the guide for the Mosque / Cathedral, she too had a huge amount of knowledge which she effortlessly shared with us. A wonderful day spent in a beautiful city.
We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour. Our guide had diagrams to show how the building had been extended over the years. She was able to show us where we were inside the building. She was also very adept at avoiding large groups. ( we were a family group of 3 ) Her in-depth knowledge meant that we learnt much more than if we had been on our own.
The most fantastic place I have ever seen. So much culture, architecture, history and religion in one place. And we had a wonderful guide (unfortunately I can’t remember his name but he studies art history at the university. I think is name is Johacin). He was so knowledgeable and spoke English well. This tour can be highly recommended.
We were short of time and got to see the most interesting sights without hazzle. The guide was as far as we could judge knowledgeble. Perhaps her English could have been a bit better, but she explained a second time when we did not understand, .