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Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

1. Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

Explore the vast medieval palace of the Medina Azahara de Córdoba on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back in time to the days of the Caliphate and Al-Andalus. Learn more about the first Umayyad caliph of Al-Andalus, Abderraman III. Visit the most important parts of the complex, such as the large House of Ja’far built over the site of 3 earlier houses. Admire the remains of the Pórtico de Medina Azahara and visit the Salón Rico, where the caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III would receive guests.  Benefit from the expertise of an official guide who specializes on archaeological history.

Córdoba: Almódovar Castle Entrance Ticket

2. Córdoba: Almódovar Castle Entrance Ticket

Discover the ancient fortress of Almódovar Castle, a filming location for the 7th season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series. Find out about the history of the castle and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area. As you climb up the hill to the castle, admire the picturesque landscape. Only 10 minutes away, you’ll find the big entrance door. There, you’ll be greeted and given a map to use on your self-guided tour of the castle’s towers and walls. In each tower or notable place, you’ll find information boards in 7 different languages. Learn about the castle’s history with these boards and 2 further projections. aAt the end of the tour, visit the chapel and the medieval hall, both part of the private area of the castle’s owners. Finally, before leaving, enjoy time to relax in the patio or buy a little medieval souvenir to remember your experience.

Cordoba's Authentic Patios: 2-Hour Tour with Tickets

3. Cordoba's Authentic Patios: 2-Hour Tour with Tickets

Discover the Cordovan Courtyards, known as patios in Spanish, a main attraction in Cordoba. Learn about the origin of the patios on this 2-hour tour around the Alcazar Viejo neighborhood, and visit the interior of well-preserved houses. Find out more about the Courtyard Festival held in May of each year. Experience the local way of life in this area of the old city. Enter 5 private patios where the owners will tell you about the decorative detail and how they take care of the flowers. The patios were declared a World Heritage tradition by UNESCO in 2012. Although they are beautiful throughout the year, the best time to visit is March, April or May.

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

4. Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Start your full-day trip to Cordoba with a drive by minivan from Seville. Once in Cordoba, visit the most important monuments of the city including the stunning Mosque-Cathedral from the Caliphate period. Explore Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, and the area's most emblematic streets, then marvel at the neighborhood's beautiful synagogue. At the square named for the great Maimonides, admire the secluded synagogue. At the end of the tour, take a walk around the town on your own. Explore the pedestrian streets of the Jewish quarter and try some of the delicious local cuisine.

From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

5. From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools, and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless rows of red and white striped arches.  Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed 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. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

Cordoba: Medina Azahara by Night

6. Cordoba: Medina Azahara by Night

Medina Azahara is an important archaeological site, situated 8 kilometers from the center of Cordoba. Throughout this experience you will be able to explore the history of this opulent city, which was built by Abderraman III in the 10th century. After you have arrived to this historic area, your guide will be waiting for you at the main door of the archaeological site to immerse you in the history of the 10th century. You will discover the remains of palaces, grand entrances, and gardens, whilst learning the stories, secrets, and marvels held within them. You will be able to enjoy your visit with the city illuminated, and discover one of the greatest jewels of Córdoba throughout a guided 2-hour tour.

Cordoba at Night by Bike, Electric Bike or Segway

7. Cordoba at Night by Bike, Electric Bike or Segway

Enjoy the cool evening air as you ride through the beautiful city and pass through magical streets. Choose your mode of transport to discover Cordoba by night, bike, electric bike or segway, all a fun way to experience the city. 

Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

8. Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

Discover the modern, Moorish and medieval Cordoba on this fantastic 2-hour bike tour. Your guide will explore with you different corners of the ancient city as you get to know all the history that its walls have seen. Experience the modern facets of Cordoba, pass by the Christian Reconquest and its beautiful churches, visit the city center and discover the unforgettable Moorish Cordoba. These tours respect the environment with electric bikes to ensure the health of both the city and those visiting it. What's more, you can see the best-hidden corners of the city on a bike which simply can't be explored with a car or bus.

Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

9. Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

Walking through Córdoba's patios as the evening falls, taking in the scent of jasmine and the relaxed conversation among friends and locals, is a wonderful experience that is not to be missed on a visit to Andalucia. Córdoba's patios are part of a unique tradition in the world, with a variety of different kinds classified according to their usage and history. The city's Patios Populares (public patios) are usually shared by several families, who look after the patio throughout the year. You would be hard-pressed to find two patios that looked alike, with each one offering a different variety of climbing plants, jasmine, geraniums, roses, and many more stunning varieties of flowers. The month of May is the perfect time of year to explore Córdoba's patios, with about 50 of them spread out throughout the city and participating in the annual competition to find the most beautiful. Join this guided walking tour to discover the sights, sounds, and scents of Córdoba's charming neighborhoods of Santa Maria, San Lorenzo, and San Agustín, areas unknown to most visitors to Córdoba, and walk through 10 to 15 of the city's most picturesque patios. Many of them have won a first place prize in the annual competition, held each May since 1933. During the tour you will stop at a typical tavern and taste a Fino wine D.O. Montilla-Moriles with a savory tapa.

From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

10. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

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What people are saying about Córdoba

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 238 reviews

Jorge was the best guide. He was very knowledgeable and a real fun person to be around. The bike trip out to Medina was awesome. Once you were out of the city, we were riding beside a canal, fields of sunflower and hay. The electric bikes were easy and made the trip up the hill to the site much more enjoyable.

Best tour ever of Cordoba. Patios is amazing. Would recommend this to everyone coming to visit this city. Jorge was so informative. Electric bikes is best way to travel and see the city if you are lazy! Funnest experience ever! Thank you!

A great way to experience the city and get your bearings much faster that you could on foot. Also a great activity for children, who have more fun this way than with a regular cultural guided tour!

Ana is amazing! The best tour guide I ever had. She is in love with her city and it is easy to love Cordoba too!

A very pleasant experience. The guide very attentive and with interesting curious facts about the city.