Top 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.
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.
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€.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+34
- Best time to visitSpring 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 Cordoba
We truly enjoyed our tour. Joaquin made the tour successful because of his method of instruction, his ability to listen to and respond to questions was only possible because of his knowledge of the toured sites. I greatly appreciated his telling us of danger areas in the city, for example, to be aware of pickpockets in certain areas. His English is impeccable, and he explains to great detail things a visitor might want to know.
This tour was amazing! There were only 4 of us for the tour of the Jewish quarter so it was a really personalized experience. I learned a lot and the tour gave us a really good basic understanding of the city and its history before we got the the Mezquita. We were then joined by 10 or so people for our tour of the Mezquita. Our guide knew everything about its history and really made this beautiful and unique building come alive. I would highly recommend this tour!
It changed my life with its beauty and scale! A place not to be missed in your life time!
Stephanie, our guide was amazing. I creadibly knowledgable, passionate about her city and the cathedral. Would recommend to get the very best out of the visit to an amazing place.
The guide gave us a detailed historic story about the most impressive building. His enthusiasm gave life to the history and to the different parts of the building. We recommend this tour to other tourists.