Guided tour

Cordoba: 2.5-Hour Guided Jewish Quarter and Alcazar Tour

4.6 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Cordoba a Pie

Cordoba: 2.5-Hour Guided Jewish Quarter and Alcazar Tour

Activity provider: Cordoba a Pie

From US$ 23.52 per person

Explore Cordoba's Jewish Quarter and the city's old palace on a guided tour. See famous monuments and stunning architecture while learning about Cordoba's history.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Cordoba's Jewish Quarter with a local guide
  • Take advantage of skip-the-line access
  • Visit the Alcazar of Cordoba
  • See famous monuments of the city
Full description
Join your guide at the meeting point and head to Calleja de la Hoguera, a narrow street from the Arabic era and see a historic mosque. Historians believe Cordoba once hosted over a thousand mosques in the 10th-century. From Calleja de la Hoquera you will head to the Jewish Quarter with origins from the 14th-century.  Starting in Plaza Cardenal Salazar, see the statue of Algafequi, the first doctor to operate on eyes in Europe in the 12th-century. An old hospital from the 18th-century stands there now as a university as well. Walk to Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolomé, an old arabesque style Christian chapel built by a Jewish convert. Learn about the building's hidden history from your guide who will share its secrets. Head to the souk, a craft work market with the local products typical of Cordoba. After time in the souk see a breathtaking medieval synagogue. The synagogue was built in the 14th-century and is one of the few Jewish monuments that has survived a tumultuous history.  Your tour ends at the Alcazar of the Catholic Monarchs. Learn about the history of the Catholic Monarchs and the role the Alcazar played in the city's past.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Puerta del Perdón, Mezquita Catedral, Calle Cardenal Herrero, 1. Look for the orange umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility as there are many stairs
  • Babies trolleys must be left at the entrance
  • This tour does not include visits to the towers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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The guide was very knowledgeable and the story of Cordoba flowed throughout the tour. It was very busy around the Jewish quarter with many groups. He also found us shade as we went through as it was a hot day.

September 23, 2022

A complete walk through the Jewish quarter with explanations of history and anecdotes. Visit to the synagogue and Alcázar. The Pilar Guide is very good, she has made the visit very enjoyable.

January 30, 2022

Suzanne is an excellent guide. So much knowledge, a really interesting tour.

November 18, 2021

Product ID: 240322