Córdoba is a UNESCO World Heritage site
located on the southern Spain by the Guadalquivir river in the center of
Andalucia. A must-see destination in your
holidays to Spain. It is a charming Andalusian city with great historical landscape.
Córdoba was the most powerful city in the world in the 10th century. Tasty tapas,
plazas with flowers, flamenco, beautiful examples of fine filigree jewellery and its fine wines are the beauties of the city together with its hundreds of monuments.
Córdoba has much to offer to its visitors with its outstanding history and
architecture, culture & art, museums and lively city life. La Mezquita
(Mosque-Cathedral) is the most popular spot and magnificent building of Córdoba
that every tour buses stop by. It is a centrally located 8th century mosque (the
biggest one in Spain) that is converted to a cathedral in the 13th century. In
addition, the old Arab and Jewish quarters are the other scenic
highlights of Córdoba.
Top 10 Attractions & Best
Things to Do & See in Córdoba
La Mezquita -
Spectacular Mosque-Cathedral located in the centre of the city, surrounded
by the old Jewish and Moorish quarters.
Alcázar de los Reyes
Cristianos - The beautiful gardens of the Alcázar worth to visit.
Patio de los Naranjos
(Orange Tree Courtyard) - Lovely gardens.
Judería - Córdoba’s
old Jewish quarter.
Palacio Episcopal -
A palace worthy of its spacious courtyard housing the Palacio de
Congresos y Exposiones, an exhibit center.
Medina Azahara - A
palace complex built in the 10th century.
Roman Bridge - on the
river in the south of the La Mezquita
Experience and enjoy the
Fiesta de los Patios in May
Experience and enjoy
Flamenco dance at the tablaos of the town.
As for the sightseeing tours,
there are numerous towns and villages that have been classified as Historical
Sites in province of Córdoba worth to visit such as Priego de Córdoba (with its
walls and early medina), Zuheros (with its remains of the Moslem castle),
Bujalance, Montoso, the rural town of La Carlota and Aguilar de la Frontera
(with its neoclassical Plaza de San José). In addition;
Granada are the other world
famous cities nearby Córdoba worth to visit.
Archaeological Museum, Fine Arts Museum, Casa Andalusí, Diocesan Museum, Julio
Romero de Torres Museum, Museo Regina, Bullfighting Museum, Palacio de Viana and
Museo del Molino de Martos are the museums worth visiting in Córdoba.
As for the cultural events and fiestas; Mediaeval Market (late January),
Street Carnival (February), Holy Week (Event of Regional Touristic Interest),
Pilgrimage in Santo Domingo (April 14), Battle of Flowers Procession (late
April/early May), Cruces de Mayo (late April/early May), Pilgrimage in Linares
(early May), Patio, Grille and Balcony Competition (2nd to 3rd week in May),
Fair in Nuestra Señora de la Salud (May 25 to June 2), Sephardic Music Festival
in Jewish District (late June), Nights of Enchantment (June to August),
Eucharistic Play Week, Tropicalia, Street Theatre Festival, Huellas
(contemporary dance shows), Córdoba Guitar Festival, Flamenco Nights, Patio
Theatre Programme, Fiesta: Nuestra Señora de Fuensanta (September 8), Fiesta San
Rafael - Guardian of the City (October 24) are the remarkable ones throughout
the Córdoba year.
and Drinks in Córdoba
great tastes of the Andalusian cuisine to its visitors. The gastronomy of
Córdoba is based on a perfect combination of the fruits and meat as
well as fresh fish. Salmorejo cordobés (the local variation on the
world-famous gazpacho) is the most popular dish of the
town as well as the delights like bull’s tail stew, veal with artichokes, olla
cordobesa, pigeon with olives. The local olorosso wines of Moriles and Montilla are worth to taste. The
most popular restaurants in Córdoba include; El Caballo Rojo, El Churrasco, Casa
Paco Acedo, Restaurante Bandolero, Restaurante El Triunfo, Taberna Santa Clara
and Patio de la Juderia.
Córdoba offers variety of
shopping opportunities where leather, silverware, jewellery and ceramics
are the popular items to buy. Córdoba is famous for its cordobanes and
guadamecíes by means of leather products in classical and modern designs. Silver
and gold handicrafts are one of the most popular shopping items.
Nightlife in Córdoba
The Flamenco dance, bars and
pubs are the spots of the nightlife in Córdoba. There are variety of dance
bars and pubs in the town. Bar Plateros, Disco Plato, Casa Elisa, Disco Cahira,
Taberna San Miguel and Tablao Cardenal are the popular ones.
Getting to Córdoba
Córdoba has great road connections. It is
located 385 km. from Madrid, 138 km. from Seville, 170 km. from Málaga and 166
km. from Granada. There are regular bus services covering the route to Madrid.
Although Córdoba has its own airport, but there is no regular service. However,
the nearby major international airports of Spain are very close and easy to
reach such as Madrid, Seville, Jerez, Málaga and Granada airports. The railway
network (highspeed train AVE and long-distance train TALGO) covers the routes to
Madrid, Seville and some other important towns in between.