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Cordoba: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos 1-Hour Guided Tour

1. Cordoba: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos 1-Hour Guided Tour

Meet your group and guide, skip the line, and enter the Alcázar de Los Reyes Cristianos. The Alcazar, or Moorish castle, was built in 1328 by Alfonso XI of Castilla. Go inside its ancient walls and marvel at its luscious gardens, medieval chambers, and Roman mosaics. Though originally a royal palace, this impressive architectural ensemble was later used as a jail and military base. Stand in the same tower that Christopher Columbus stood in when he first asked permission to traverse the Atlantic and find a route to India. Admire the Hall of Mosaics, which boasts a collection of pristine Roman mosaics that were uncovered in the Corredera Square in Cordoba. Take a walk through the “Patio de las Mujeres,” or “Women’s Courtyard,” which dates back to when the alcáza served as a women’s prison. Finish your tour in the alcázar's gardens. Full of flowers and fountains, this scenic and celebrated garden is the perfect place to conclude a tour that mixes beauty and history.

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and Jewish Quarter Tour

2. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and Jewish Quarter Tour

Journey back in time and explore the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with a Spanish or English-speaking guide. Learn the history of the monument, built on the orders of the caliph Abd Ar Rahman to rival the great mosques of the East. Marvel at the striking architectural features, such as the double arches of red and white stone that provided the building with height and visual interest.   Next, stroll the narrow streets of the historical Jewish Quarter to see the synagogue and Municipal Souk, where local artisans demonstrate their ancient skills to passersby. Discover the statue of the rabbi and philosopher, Maimonides on Plaza de Tiberiades.

Cordoba: Patios and Viana Palace Tour

3. Cordoba: Patios and Viana Palace Tour

After meeting at the Plaza de don Gome Cordoba, you will begin your guided tour experience. You will begin with a tour of the patios of Cordoba, which embelish a heritage of the tradition of the Roman and Arabic eras. Here you will experience a mix of architecture, flowers, plants, sunshine and fountains. You can enjoy the blossoms and feel the freshness of the nature. In this tour you will visit a total of 12 patios and courtyards from the Viana Palace. You will wander the patios, discovering how they have evolved throughout history. Each one is from a different era, from different periods of the 14th century until nowadays. After visiting the patios, you will enter through the palace, and little by little you will discover all of its rooms. You will learn of the history whilst discovering the painting of Goya, the old weapons and the structure's medieval history.

Cordoba: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

4. Cordoba: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Start your sightseeing adventure by meeting your friendly guide at the Puerta del Perdón in the Mezquita - from here you will start your guided tour of the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba.  Start walking toward the heart of the medieval Jewish Quarter of the city and visit landmarks such as the Plaza Cardenal Salazar and Filosofías y Letras university. Next, follow your guide to visit the San Bartolomé Chappel with arabesque style before being taken to the Souk, a craft workshop market with products that are typical of Cordoba.  After wandering through narrow alleys, you eventually make your way to visit the Synagogue - an architectural monument from the 14th-centruy. Witness the beauty of a building that has stood the test of time, unique for the quality of it's preservation.  To finish the tour your guide will introduce you to the Maimionides statue. Considered to be the most important character of the Jewish history of Spain, and a figure that continues to be important for the Jewish community.

From Cordoba: Private Tour to Medina Azahara

5. From Cordoba: Private Tour to Medina Azahara

Discover the ruins of Medina Azahara on this guided tour through the "Brilliant Town." Explore the remains of a vast Arab Muslim city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir in the 10th-century. Located on the western outskirts of Cordoba, Medina Azahara was a medieval town and the de facto capital of al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain. Walk around the ancient palace and learn about how it once served as the heart of administration and government. Even though only around a tenth of Medina Azahara's 112 hectares have been excavated and restored, you can walk around the central area which houses 2 caliphal residences and 2 aristocratic residences with service quarters. Afterwards, stop by the new museum that lies on the edge of the site for a quick look at the impressive and fitting architecture. To be sure, this tour round one of Spain's most impressive archeological sites is not to be missed!

Costa del Sol: Private Tour to Cordoba

6. Costa del Sol: Private Tour to Cordoba

Departing from your hotel at 8:00 AM, on route for Cordoba. Your tour guide will meet you in Cordoba and take you through the Jewish Quarter. Telling stories, histories and legends of the Sephardi Jews. Visit the Synagogue with Moorish decoration, and the craft market while in this corner of the city.  Next visit the Cathedral-Mosque, to be delighted by the different embellishments of the mosque that have happened over the years of upkeep. The Christian interventions, from the conquest of Cordoba by the king Ferdinand III from 1236. Learn about the unique materials used in construction, in the paintings and sculptures.  For the afternoon enjoy exploring the city on your own, enjoy having lunch at one of the cafe's or restaurants serving local produce. After lunch enjoy a look around the shopping district. Your tour concludes with a transfer back to your original hotel in Costa del Sol. 

From Seville: Cordoba Full-Day Private Tour

7. From Seville: Cordoba Full-Day Private Tour

Depart from Seville and transfer to Córdoba, relax during the scenic journey, and upon arrival go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mosque-Cathedral, considered the most important Islamic monument in the western world. Admire its shimmering mosaics of gold and the endless row of red- and white-striped arches. Next, visit the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and learn its dark history as the seat of the Inquisition, as you marvel at the beautiful gardens. Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see white-washed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Enjoy panoramic views as you enter the Old Town, and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Stop for a traditional lunch, or shop for some souvenirs. On route back to Granada, break for a coffee and other refreshments in a lovely café.

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What people are saying about Córdoba

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 288 reviews

Rebecca was an excellent guide. She apologized a few times for her “Spanish accent” but she needn’t have. She clearly shared her depth of knowledge about the history of Cordoba. Her tour of the Juderia neighborhood and the great thinkers memorialized in that area was very interesting. What was most compelling was how she managed to explain the centuries- long, complicated development of the Mezquita with passion and respect and great pride.

El guía de los patios, Rafael, fue fantástico: combinó muy bien conocimiento con sentido del humor. La visita fue fantástica. La curadora de la casa fue muy amable y una fuente de información. Un gran tour. The guide of the patios, Rafael, was fantastic: he combined very well knowledge with a sense of humor. The tour was fantastic. The curator of the house was very friendly and a fountain of information. A great tour.

amazing atmosphere of ancient and well reserved history. never do without a knowledgeable guide.

Great tour the guide was extremely knowledgeable it’s a must when visiting Cordoba

Cordoba is a wonderful city, full of joy and with lovely people!