Things to do in

Córdoba

Take a trip to the Middle Ages and discover grand architecture, flower-filled patios, and plenty of tapas.

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7 Great Attractions In Cordoba

A visit to Cordoba is a rare opportunity to see the breathtaking results when Spanish, Islamic, and Ancient Roman architecture combines. With some of the highest temperatures in Spain, it's a great spring destination. Here's what to see when you get there.

  • Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba

    1. Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba

    This is Cordoba's most famous sightseeing spot, so arrive early to avoid the crowds. Once inside the huge spectacle, the many-arched interior is awe inspiring.

  • Alcázar of Córdoba

    2. Alcázar of Córdoba

    A pretty Spanish castle offering wonderfully manicured gardens with shimmering ponds and a Moorish bathhouse. Lovely on a warm day, you can tour the grounds and palace for 4.50€.

  • Roman bridge of Córdoba

    3. Roman bridge of Córdoba

    Built in the early 1st century BC, this bridge across the Guadalquivir river is an impressive testament to Roman engineering. Walk across, or get a good view from the south bank.

  • Calahorra Tower

    4. Calahorra Tower

    This fortified gate lies in the historic city and was built to protect the Roman bridge. Get access to the museum for just 4.50€, where you can bone up on Cordoban history.

  • Roman temple of Córdoba

    5. Roman temple of Córdoba

    Construction of this Roman temple began during the reign of Emperor Claudius and took some 40 years. Built entirely in marble, it was once one of the grandest in the empire.

  • San Pedro

    6. San Pedro

    This basilica lends its name to the surrounding barrio, where it's located within a pretty square. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby and the area is bustling at night.

  • Palacio de la Merced

    7. Palacio de la Merced

    This ornate baroque building is our final sightseeing pick, but we've perhaps left the best for last. It's a real architectural gem, worth a wander around. Don't miss the gardens.

Frequently asked questions about Córdoba

Planning Your Visit

  • Football crazy

    The Spanish national sport is definitely football, with Cordoba FC the favorite local team. Do a little research on the team before your visit to bond with the locals.

  • When should I come?

    The weather is pleasant year-round, but unless you like it really hot, avoid August. You can spend a few days here living the Spanish lifestyle, but the town is also a popular day trip destination from Granada, Madrid or Seville.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Spring and fall are the best times to visit, because the temperatures are warm, but comfortable, and perfect for getting out for a hike or bike ride so you can enjoy what the city has to offer!

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What people are saying about Córdoba

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12,072 reviews

Interesting tour of an important historical site within Cordoba. The tour and guide takes you through the former citadel/prison, and the gardens that were used by Queen Isabella, and leaves you to wander through the modern recreation of the former gardens of Alcazar which was the perfect blend of historical significance and letting you enjoy the beautiful grounds on your own.

We had a wonderful time visiting Córdoba. Visiting the high-lighted places with an experienced tour guide really makes a difference. You enjoy every single detail that might not have drawn your attention, and at the end of the tour, you feel attached to the history, architecture, gastronomy and people of this wonderful city.

We loved this experience so much! We learned so much about the local wines and it gave us much more appreciation for the wines of that region. The wines and food were all super delicious as well. Highly recommend!

Fantastic tour of such an important archeological site. Please bring a hat as the sun is strong and there are few trees.

Very informative and interesting tour about the incredible ancient history of Córdoba.