This list of places what to see in Córdoba It will help you know all the places you should visit in one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia and Spain. The good atmosphere of its streets and its Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Visigoth, Muslim, Jewish and Christian past make it an ideal destination to spend a few days.
To enjoy so much wonder gathered in a single city there is only one secret: walk a few hours to discover each of its corners. I have visited Córdoba on countless occasions and that is why I am going to propose a route so that you can discover in first person the greatest charms of this monumental city that you have. what to see in Andalusia. We will begin the visit by walking through the wall and the Jewish quarter, the heart of Córdoba, and later we will discover other places full of history.
Before mentioning the places what to see in Córdoba essential, let me tell you that if you prefer to get to know the city through a guided tour, it is advisable that you reserve a place in this 4-hour guided tour of Córdoba with tickets included or in this FREE free tour of Córdoba.
1. Wall of Córdoba
Walking along the Wall can be the best way to start your visit to Córdoba. Sitting there you can imagine the many historical events that took place behind these walls during the two thousand years of Roman, Muslim and Christian history.
Right there is the Almodóvar Gate, the access point to the Jewish Quarter, our next recommendation on what to see in Córdoba.
2. The Jewish Quarter of Córdoba, an essential thing to see in Córdoba
If you cross the wall through the Almodóvar Gate you will feel immersed in a network of narrow, cobbled streets belonging to one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, one of the essential what to see in Córdoba. This is the place I always choose to sleep in Córdoba.
The Jewish quarter is one of the most interesting places what to see in Córdobahence if you do not want to miss a single detail, you may be interested in reserving a place in this tour of the Jewish quarter of Córdoba.
The Jewish quarter draws special attention to its white houses full of flowers as a testimony to the Jewish core that existed centuries ago. When you discover this corner of the city you will just want to walk and walk to discover another place more beautiful than the last.
In this neighborhood I recommend that you go into some of its bars to have tapas and eat the greatest delight of Cordoba gastronomy, Salmorejo.
The Synagogue of Córdoba is located in the Jewish quarter, which I will tell you about below.
3. Synagogue of Córdoba
Unique in Andalusia and third of the best preserved from the medieval period in all of Spain, the Synagogue of Córdoba is located in the Jewish quarter. Built between 1314 and 1315 according to the inscriptions found in the building, it served as a temple until the definitive Jewish expulsion.
In 1492 the Jews were expelled, and the temple was used as a hospital, later being the hermitage of San Crispin and, finally, a children’s school. At the end of the 19th century it was declared a National Monument. It is our last essential visit that we recommend for see in Córdoba.
4. The flower street, the most romantic corner to see in Córdoba
Near the Synagogue of Córdoba is the Calleja de las Flores, another must-see what to see in Córdoba. Its walls, adorned with beautiful geraniums, open the way to the bell tower of the Mosque of Córdoba.
5. Mosque of Córdoba, the greatest treasure to see in Córdoba
The Mosque is the greatest of its precious jewels and therefore an essential what to see in Córdoba. Along with the Alhambra in Granada, it is one of the greatest exponents of Andalusian architecture. Its aura of mystery and its secrets remain mostly intact. For me, without a doubt, it is one of the most beautiful works in the world. If you contemplate its immense hall of columns and imagine the splendor of this place 8 or 9 centuries ago, it will cause a hypnosis that will be difficult to escape.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Ten years later, in 1994, its historic center was also declared. In 2012, the Cordoba Patios Festival was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We recommend you do this guided tour of the Mosque of Córdoba or if you are a large group this private tour of the Mosque.
6. Puerta del Puente, another of the places to see in Córdoba
Near the Mosque is the Puerta del Puente, one of the three entrances to the ancient Roman city that remain standing in Córdoba. It is a monument steeped in history that has an excellent viewpoint.
Although its appearance has been completely renovated throughout history, its location at the northern end of the Roman Bridge has remained intact. It is another of the essential places What to see in Córdoba.
7. The Roman Bridge and the Guadalquivir
Continuing our way and heading towards the Guadalquivir river we arrive at the Roman Bridge, a symbol of the city and therefore an essential what to see in Córdoba. The bridge was built in the 1st century, being the only one present until the mid-20th century.
8. Alcázar of the Christian Kings
On a visit to Córdoba you cannot ignore the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs. This building, ordered to be built in 1328, contains a splendid interior with magnificent gardens and patios of Mudejar inspiration. It is another essential what to see in Córdoba.
If you want to see the Alcázar without losing detail, the best option is to join this guided tour of the Alcázar of Córdoba. You can also book this offer that also includes the guided tour of the mosque of Córdoba
9. Royal Stables
Next to the Alcázar of the Christian Kings is the royal stables, founded by Philip II in 1572. Today it is located for horse breeding and serves as the stage for the equestrian show “Pasión y duende del Caballo Andaluz”, recommended for all types of public. The entrance you can buy it here.
10. Plaza de la Corredera, the most lively square in Córdoba
A little further from the monumental center is the Corredera, one of the most emblematic places what to see in Córdoba and therefore a must-see in the city. It has a quadrangular shape and its buildings with facades in red, yellow and green tones attract attention.
For me it is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric squares in Andalusia and therefore one of the best places in Córdoba to enjoy the local atmosphere.
11. Plaza del Cristo de los Faroles
Our penultimate visit takes us to the Plaza de Capuchinos and its Christ of the Lanterns, one of the most classic sights of the city. It was built in the 18th century along with the works of the Capuchin Convent.
In the center of the square is one of the images most revered by the people of Córdoba, that of the Crucified of Agony, better known as the Christ of the Lanterns due to the unique wrought iron lamps that surround it. The image dates back to 1794. It is another of the places we recommend see in Córdoba.
12. Hammam Al-Andalus, a bath in history
To put the finishing touch to your trip to Córdoba, we recommend paying homage to yourself in the Arab baths, specifically in the Hammam Al-Andalus, as it recreates a perfect environment in which Arabesque architecture, scented air, and Andalusian music intermingle. and the dim light. Can book it here.
Map with places to see in Córdoba
In the following map I indicate the recommended places what to see in Córdoba.
Where to sleep in Córdoba
I have visited Córdoba dozens of times and I always stay in some of these three hotels. Its about Umayyas Hotel, Eurostars Palace o Eurostars Maimonideswhich undoubtedly have an excellent location and the best quality-price ratio.