If you're planning a trip from Malaga to Cordoba, you've probably already heard about the majestic Puerta de Almodovar de Cordoba. This impressive historical monument is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city, and without a doubt, it is a destination not to be missed. It forms part of the historic centre of Cordoba, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.
History of the gate of Almodovar de Cordoba
The Almodovar Gate, also known as Bad al-JawvThe gate is a defensive structure built in the 14th century over a Moorish gate, and is one of the few gates in the walls of Cordoba that is still preserved in its original form.
The name of the gate originates from the time of the Muslim conquest of the city, when it was known as the the Walnut Gate and of which the battlements and the original parapet have been preserved. This gate was the road that connected with the town of Almodóvar del Río, some 23 kilometres from Córdoba.
La Puerta de Almodóvar is a important access point to the old town of CordobaIt is surrounded by narrow cobbled streets that will lead you to discover the rich history and culture of the city. Just a few steps from the door you will find the Jewish quarterThe old Jewish quarter is full of picturesque streets, flower-filled courtyards and historical monuments.
At the end of the 20th century it was built next to the Almodóvar gate. a bronze sculpture of the Cordovan philosopher Seneca.
If you decide to visit the Puerta de Almodovar during your excursion to Cordoba from Malaga, don't hesitate to take a stroll around the Paseo de la Victoria gardens area.
Don't miss the one-hour guided tour of the Jewish Quarter during our excursion to Cordoba from Malaga
How to get to the Almodovar Gate in Cordoba?
The Puerta de Almodóvar is located in the area near the Paseo de la Victoria, which connects with the Jewish quarter.
Here is how to get there if you are in Cordoba so that you don't miss it:
Points of interest around the Almodovar Gate in Cordoba that you can't miss
In addition to the Puerta de Almodovar, during your excursion from Malaga to Cordoba, you can also visit other nearby tourist attractions, which are less than 10 minutes away on foot, such as:
- The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most famous monuments in Spain. This impressive building is a perfect example of the Muslim influence on Spanish architecture and is known for its impressive arches and beautiful courtyards and gardens.
Book the excursion to Cordoba from Malaga which includes entrance tickets to the Mosque-Cathedral.
- The Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs is another important monument in the centre of Cordoba. This fortress was built in the 13th century and is a perfect example of the military architecture of the period. From its towers, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the Guadalquivir River.
- The Roman Bridge is another of Cordoba's most important monuments and famous for being one of the settings for Game of Thrones. This impressive stone bridge was built in the 1st century BC and is one of the oldest Roman bridges in Spain. From the bridge, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the Guadalquivir River.
Book the excursion to Cordoba from Malaga to visit the city at your own pace.
The Almodovar Gate is one of the most important tourist attractions in Cordoba. and is an attraction not to be missed during your excursion from Malaga. This impressive defensive structure will take you on a journey back in time to medieval times and allow you to discover the rich history and culture of this beautiful city. In addition, close to the Puerta de Almodóvar, you will find other important tourist attractions that will allow you to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience in Cordoba..