If you are planning a visit to Cordoba, you will already know that it has a very rich historical and cultural heritage. Among the monuments of Cordoba we can highlight the Mosque-Cathedral, the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs or the Synagogue of Cordoba. But today we are going to tell you about ten other monuments that you cannot miss if you visit the city and that you should include in your list of things to visit and do in Cordoba.
Monuments of Cordoba: the Roman Bridge
The Roman Bridge is one of the symbols of the city of Cordoba. It was built in the 1st century BC and is one of the few Roman bridges still preserved in Spain. It is 247 metres long and has 16 arches. It also offers impressive views of the Mosque-Cathedral and the Guadalquivir River.
The Calahorra Tower is a fortification located at the southern end of the Roman Bridge. It was built in the 13th century by the Almohads and is an example of the military architecture of the period. It now houses the Museo Vivo de al-Andalus, which offers an insight into the culture and history of the Muslim period in Cordoba.
The Palacio de Viana is one of the monuments in Cordoba that you cannot miss. It is a complex of courtyards and gardens in the centre of the city. It was built in the 14th century and has been remodelled several times over the centuries. Nowadays it is a museum that provides an insight into the daily life of the Cordoban nobility from different periods.
The Roman Temple of Cordoba is one of the oldest monuments in the city. It was built in the 1st century BC and was located in the city's Roman forum. Nowadays only a few remains are preserved, but it is possible to visit them in Calle Claudio Marcelo, in the heart of the city centre.
Plaza del Potro
The Plaza del Potro is a charming square in the Jewish Quarter. It is home to the House Museum of the Cordovan painter Julio Romero de Torres, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts of Cordoba. The square also hosts a craft and antiques market every Saturday.
Alcazar of the Gate of Seville
The Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla is a fortification located in the centre of the city. It was built in the 14th century by order of King Pedro I and is an example of the military architecture of the period. It currently houses the City Museum, which provides an insight into the history and culture of Cordoba.
Don't miss the one-hour guided tour of the Jewish Quarter during our excursion to Cordoba from Malaga
Baths of the Caliphate Alcazar
The Baths of the Caliphate Alcazar are a group of Arab baths located in the Jewish Quarter. They were built in the 10th century and are one of the few surviving public baths from the Muslim period in Spain. Here you can see different rooms and spaces dedicated to hygiene.
and body care, such as the cold room, the warm room, the hot room and the steam room.
Convent of Santa Clara
The Convent of Santa Clara is a convent of Poor Clare nuns located in the historic centre of the city, on Calle Rey Heredia. It was founded in the 13th century and has a Gothic cloister and a Baroque church. Inside is the Museum of Sacred Art, which houses an important collection of religious art.
La Casa Andalusí is a museum that gives you an insight into what life was like in Cordoba during the Muslim era and can be found at Calle Judíos 12. It recreates a typical house of the period, with its courtyard, garden and different rooms. You can also see everyday objects from the period, such as kitchen utensils, musical instruments and jewellery. One of the rooms of the Casa Andalusí houses the Paper Museum.
The Plaza de la Corredera is a rectangular square in the centre of the city. It was built in the 17th century and is an example of Baroque civil architecture. Bullfights and other public spectacles were held here at the time. Nowadays it is a meeting place for the people of Cordoba and has numerous bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the typical gastronomy of Cordoba.
If you want to discover the city of Cordoba from Malaga, don't miss the following options, either on your own or with tickets to the Mosque-Cathedral included:
Cordoba is a city with a very rich historical and cultural heritage. In addition to the Mosque-Cathedral, the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs and the Synagogue of Cordoba, there are ten other monuments that you cannot miss if you visit the city.
From the Roman Bridge to the Plaza de la Corredera, passing through the Palacio de Viana, the Baths of the Caliphal Alcazar or the Convent of Santa Clara, these monuments will allow you to get to know the history and culture of Cordoba in all its richness and diversity. Here is a link to their tourist office in case you need some more information on your visit to this beautiful city.