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7 Great 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.

Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba

Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba

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.

Alcázar of Córdoba

Alcázar of Córdoba

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€.

Roman bridge of Córdoba

Roman bridge of Córdoba

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.

Calahorra Tower

Calahorra Tower

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.

Roman temple of Córdoba

Roman temple of Córdoba

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.

San Pedro

San Pedro

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.

Palacio de la Merced

Palacio de la Merced

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.

Planning Your Cordoba Visit

Football crazy

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.

When should I come?

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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  • Best time to visit
    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

Excellent guide for a magnificent historical monument

Ana our guide was amazing with her knowledge of a complex subject and was able to break it down into simple language to help us understand the complex history of this amazing incredible historical masterpiece. Would suggest that this tour starts at 4 pm instead of 5 pm so we have time to explore at our leisure after. We only had 10 minutes before closure at the end which was disappointing. It's much more interesting to explore more after the guided tour with all the knowledge we have gained! Also suggest that you provide headsets. Even though Ana has a strong voice and uses it well, given the massive numbers of people it would have been much better if we could block out the distractions and buzz by having our ears tuned only to the voice of the guide. Also will save the voice of the guide so she doesn't have to speak above the background noise of hundreds of people. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral: Skip-the-Line & 2-Hour Tour Reviewed by Herbert Frederick, 05/12/2019

Thank you, Ricardo, for such a nice tour of Córdoba!

It was great to hear about the history of the city we very well may not have otherwise known about. Very friendly guide with good information!

Informative and interesting tour of a must-visit monument

Joaquin gave us a good overview of the history of the mosque cathedral, explaining the transformations it has undergone over the centuries. Tour was well organized and the guide did well in explaining the historical importance of the mosque cathedral.

Very informative and enjoyable, value for money.

Our guide was prompt organized and enthusiastic she had great knowledge and feeling for the building. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

Great guide - Stephanie!!! Wonderful place!!!

We had a great tour-guide Stephanie, who was born in Cordoba and it was visible that she loves this place. She had so many intersting things to say about the cathedral-mosque and the city!!! The place - incredible, breathtaking, must-see being in Andalusia!!! Thank you very much Stephanie!

Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral Guided Tour Reviewed by JUSTYNA, 04/15/2019