Still wondering what to see in Cordoba? Cordoba is one of Spain's 15 World Heritage CitiesIn fact, it is the city that holds the most UNESCO titles in the world, being its historical centre the second largest in Europe. Full of monuments, narrow streets decorated with flowers and corners that you can't miss make Cordoba a very deserving city.
Located in the south of Andalusia, 1 hour 30 minutes from Malaga and Seville, it is the third most important city in this region and is considered the most important city of Andalusia. one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
Here is a list of 10 must-haves what to visit and what to do in Cordoba to help you prepare your visit to the Caliphate city of Andalusia.
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What to see in Cordoba in one day?
Here our Top 10 things to do and visit in Córdoba in one day.
1. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
This is the star visit in the city of Cordoba, where different styles such as Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Mudejar merge together.
The Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard) is the main entrance to the interior of the monument. The construction of the mosque-cathedral began in 786 on the remains of an ancient Visigothic basilica.
It is one of the most visited monuments in Cordoba we recommend get your tickets in advance. The mosque-cathedral is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, while Sundays and public holidays from 8.30am to 11.30am and from 2pm to 7pm, and during the months of July and August it offers a unique show in Andalusia. "The Soul of Cordoba a sound and light show if you want to make a night visit to the Mosque of Cordoba.
If you are in Malaga or the Costa del Sol we recommend you to take the night tour of Cordoba with a local guide. to learn more about its history and culture:
2. Roman Bridge of Cordoba
It is one of the most beautiful bridges in Spain.The most important of all is the snapshot of the Roman stone bridge crossing the Guadalquivir River with the Mosque-Cathedral in the background.
At the ends of its 331-metre length you will find the Puerta del Puente gate and the Torre de la Calahorra (Calahorra Tower).
3. Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs
It is a fortress in which the Catholic Monarchs spent several years during the reconquest of the Kingdom of Granada, and it is also the site of the was the place where Christopher Columbus asked to set out on his voyage to discover America.
We highly recommend a stroll through its 30,000 square metre gardens filled with fruit trees and palm trees.
4. Calleja del Pañuelo
One of the most famous streets in Cordoba, apart from its beauty, is the narrowest street to see in Cordoba: the Calleja del Pañuelo (the narrowest street).
This street has a very special history and is named after the old handkerchiefs that gentlemen wore on the lapels of their suits.
At the end of the street is a small square with a fountain and an orange tree that many consider to be the smallest square in the world.
5. The Patios of Cordoba
During the month of May, Cordoba celebrates one of its most popular festivals, the Fiesta de los Patiosdeclared Intangible Heritage of Humanity. During this time the Cordoban courtyards are filled with pots of flowers and are open to the public to visit.
Most of Cordoba's courtyards are concentrated in the Barrio de San Basilio, which is located in the Jewish quarter. Its tradition is due to the hot summers in Cordoba.The Romans built the houses around the courtyards and later the Muslims filled them with plants to increase the feeling of freshness and humidity.
6. Roman Temple
It is located between the famous Tendillas and Corredera squares. Dating back to the 1st century AD, it was designed on the model of the Temple of Apollo Palatine in Rome and is nowadays one of the most important remains of the Roman presence preserved in the city of Cordoba.
7. Corredera Square
If you are looking to relax for a while, the Plaza de la Corredera, which is located a little further away from the historic centre of Cordoba, you will find a great place to relax. taste the gastronomy of Cordoba with delicious tapas, the famous "salmorejo cordobés" or even a "flamenquín" in one of the bars with a terrace surrounding the square.
8. Viana Palace
To the north of the historic centre of Cordoba is the Palacio de Viana, an old palatial house surrounded by large, well-tended gardens with 12 open-air courtyards. and that the rooms around it contain a large collection of tiles, paintings and tapestries.
9. Calleja de las Flores
In the Jewish quarter, as well as the Synagogue and narrow streets that you should walk through, you will find the famous Calleja de las Flores is one of the busiest and most photographed streets in Cordoba.From inside, if you turn your eyes around you will see one of the most beautiful views of the city, a street full of blue flowerpots and in the background the minaret of the Mosque-Cathedral.
10. Medina Azahara
8 kilometres away, one of the things to see in and around Cordoba is the Caliphate city of Medina Azahara. one of the most important archaeological sites in the world . Here you will see the ruins of the city that was the centre of power of the Caliphate of Cordoba ordered to be built at the end of the 9th century by Abderraman II in honour of his wife Azahara, also declared a World Heritage Site in 2018.
If you also want to know the city of the three cultures in the south of Andalusia, you should not miss Cordoba.