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Córdoba, Spain ~ City breaks to Córdoba


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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.

  • Archaeological Museum

  • 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; Seville, Malaga and 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.

Food and Drinks in Córdoba
Córdoba offers 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.


Shopping in Córdoba
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.


Córdoba Useful Telephone numbers
Consorcio de Turismo de Córdoba (Córdoba Tourism Consortium) - Visitors’ Information Service - Phone: +34 902 201 774

Tourist Information
Points/Souvenir Shops, Plaza de las Tendillas
Phone: +34 902 201 774
Campo Santos Mártires (opposite the fortress)
Phone: +34 902 201 774

Tourist Information Office
C/ Caballerizas Reales, 1 14004 Córdoba
Phone: + 34 957 201 774

Provincial Tourist Information Office
Angel de Saavedra, 4-6, 14002 Córdoba
Phone: +34 957 491 678
Fax: +34 957 475 485

Emergencies - 112
Medical Emergencies - 061
Civil Guard - 062
National Police - 091
Municipal Police - 092
Highway Information - 900 123 505; www.dgt.es
Flight information - 902 404 704; www.aena.es
Train information - 902 240 202; www.renfe.es
Citizen Information - 010
Post Office - 902 197 197; www.correos.es

Railway Station - +34 902 201 774
Railway Station (AVE/High-speed Train)
Glorieta de las Tres Culturas
Phone: +34 957 240 202; www.renfe.es
Bus Station
Glorieta de las Tres Culturas
Phone: +34 902 404 040
Ctra. Aeropuerto, km. 6
Phone: +34 957 214 100
Phone: +34 902 400 500
Radio cab
Phone: +34 957 764 444
Horse-driven carriages
Phone: +34 957 455 001
Blobject. Tourist cars
Avda. Dr. Fleming
Phone: +34 957 760 033
Car hire Cordoba
AVIS: +34 957 476 862
EUROPCAR: +34 957 403 480
HERTZ: +34 957 402 061
NATIONAL ATESA: +34 957 475 979
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