The most historic places in Córdoba

The city of Córdoba is known for its impressive mosque, today converted into a Cathedral. However, Córdoba is also home to other places that are worth visiting during a short getaway. Currently, there are different free tours in Córdoba through which you can discover all its corners and secrets. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city also has an exquisite gastronomy and a very pleasant atmosphere.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

With a great combination of styles ranging from Gothic to Baroque, through Renaissance and Mudejar, the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is today one of its most emblematic monuments. Before entering the building you can enjoy a while in the beautiful Patio de los Naranjos. Once inside, one of the most magical places in the Mosque-Cathedral is the maqsura, the place reserved for the Caliph’s prayers.

The roman bridge

Also known as the Old Bridge, Córdoba’s Roman Bridge dates from the 1st century, but for a long time it was the only bridge in the city. In fact, it was not until the middle of the 20th century that more bridges began to be built to cross the Guadalquivir River . Strolling along it you can enjoy both the views over the river and the Sotos de la Albolafia nature reserve.

The Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs

Built in the 14th century, the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos houses Mudejar-style courtyards, as well as the most beautiful gardens in the city. The Catholic Monarchs lived in it for several years, while the reconquest of the Kingdom of Granada took place. In addition, this was the place where Christopher Columbus requested support from the monarchs to carry out his travels.

The Corredera Square

The Plaza de la Corredera stands out for being the only square-shaped main square in Andalusia, while the buildings with porticoes that compose it stand out for their reddish, yellow and green tones. In addition, this square is a perfect place to taste Cordoba and Andalusian cuisine , having a drink with a tapa on one of its several terraces.


The Jewish Quarter

Composed of endless narrow and twisted streets, the Jewish Quarter of Córdoba was inhabited by its natural inhabitants, the Jewish people, from the 10th to the 15th century. To start a route through the Jewish quarter, it is best to start it in Calleja de las Flores , undoubtedly one of the most photographed places in the city. To know it thoroughly, the only essential requirement is to kick it aimlessly.

The Palace of Viana

The Palacio de Viana is located in the Santa Marina neighborhood. Considered the cradle of bullfighting in the city, this neighborhood stands out for its alleys, its old houses and its palaces, among which the Palacio de Viana stands out. Four centuries old, this palace has 12 beautiful courtyards and several gardens . In addition, it houses various collections of paintings, tapestries, tableware, tiles and weapons.

The Wall and its gates

Although in its day the entire city was walled, today only a part of it is preserved. Close to the Jewish quarter, the areas near the wall are perfect for enjoying pleasant walks full of flowers, ponds and bridges.