Historic Centre of Cordoba
Historic Centre of Cordoba
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,479 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing history
    So much history in such a small space! Much more compact than Seville or Granada, it is easy to wander around the mainly pedestrianised streets. Lots of tourists but it never felt too crowded. Definitely book ahead for tickets to the Mezquita as they are limited - we were also lucky enough to get on a tour after dark which was fantastic. Definitely recommend that you visit.
    Visited September 2022
    Written July 10, 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Narrow Roads
    The historic centre of Cordoba is one of the largest of its kind in Europe! We had an orientation tour included with our group tour, the information was necessary to give context to the sites and attractions that we saw. Some of the streets are so narrow, that when a car passes, you have to get off the road and into a recessed doorway or otherwise, get hit. There were some large travel groups here, groups that could fill a large bus, so that was the only downside of being here, but we were fortunate to visit in May, as it gets worse in the summer. The Mezquita-Catedral is the main attraction in the historical centre of Cordoba, and one of the main reasons to come to southern Spain! Cordoba is a gem of a city; I am truly glad that I booked a group tour that included Cordoba in its itinerary.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historical area
    Love these old town/historical centres in Europe many cities do them very well and cordoba is no exception. Very well maintained area with many unique and major historical locations to visit with Mosque probably the key to visiting area. Very nice to wander around on your own and just get lost in historical centre but good to do research before you enter so you don’t miss the main things of area. A walking tour would be best so they can explain the significance of the area and it’s buildings etc
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Djordje M
    Belgrade, Serbia1,209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time traveling place
    Really beatiful town. It's hard to see and feel enerything through cellphone. It feels like walking on the streets at least 200-300 years ago. Everything is well preserved, clean, calm and peacful. Every single store, caffe or restaurant has it own charm, and worth visiting. Impressed by Cordoba, really worth every minute, every meter of walking
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Alison B
    Fleet, United Kingdom183 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Took the train from Seville after a friend recommendation. Train tickets were very expensive and we needed ID to book them but glad we went. Old part of city was about 10-15 minutes walk from station. It was beautiful, particularly the bridge and the walls of flowers. Spent an afternoon strolling around and found a lovely restaurant for a bite to eat. Lovely gist shops too.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 22, 2024
  • chilton
    Fife, United Kingdom172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good budget hotel in ideal location
    Stayed for one night as we wanted to do justice to the Mezquita. This hotel met our needs very well. Good budget price,ideally located to explore historic Cordoba. Room was clean,well equipped and quiet. Hotel didn't have much personality but we knew that when we researched it. If visiting Cordoba again we would return because of its location
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2024
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JRMADA
United States3,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We visited on a Tuesday in November and it was not crowded at all. The trick is to get there early. If you are at this place by 9:30AM on a week day, you will be able to enjoy all it has to offer with minimal tourist interference. On weekends all bets are off… you maybe shoulder to shoulder with other tourists after 10AM. The narrow cobblestone streets are charming and well taken care of. The city is clean and safe, and there are a variety of shops, cafes, cafe shops, and restaurants to satisfy an array of desires. The staff at all tourist attractions we visited were kind and helpful. Cordoba is definitely one of our favorites in Andalusia. We will be back…
Written November 24, 2022
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mikael.bjerrum
Copenhagen, Denmark645 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Although we visited in November the place is overcrowded with tourists. It is like the Carls Brdige in Prague or Marc Square in Venice or the Rambla in Barcelona. All the small streets have shops selling plastic tourist stuff and it is difficult to move around because of the thoursands of people.
Written November 17, 2022
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands8,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Walking through the historic city centre is like travelling back in to time. Splendid buildings, narrow streets and a beautiful Roman bridge: there's so much to see here, that i will probably keep you busy for days. During our visit, there were hardly any tourists so that made it even more special.
Written January 6, 2022
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Rita A
Paco de Arcos, Portugal992 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
One of its kind, mixture of Arab and Christian cultures with some Jewish influence. Lots to see in terms of architecture and experience in terms of culinary options.
Historic center of Cordoba has many attractions with Mezquita Cordoba( a grand former mosque) tops the list. Historic center is full of narrow cobbled streets with many shops and restaurants. It has many colorful Andalusian patios in Flowery streets, a Jewish quarter with a very old synagogue, centuries old Arab baths, an archaeological museum and much much more to see. As this historic city was ruled by Muslims for many centuries, Moorish architecture makes this great city very distinctive. I would advise anyone who wish to visit, should read Cordoba's history before visiting this amazing city.
Written September 14, 2021
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Greg Davis
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Anchored by the Mezquita Mosque, the historic district is a bustling collection of hotels, souvenir shops, stores, cafes and narrow streets. Felt very safe. Foot traffic dies off after sunset. Great place to stay in Cordoba.
Written February 20, 2023
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel4,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
After the end of the trip in Andalusia I can say that in my opinion Cordoba is the most beautiful.
The city has a special character that has been preserved over the years, something you don't see in Seville or Ronda, etc.
The tour of the city gives a very pleasant feeling of a past that still exists in the city.
The Cordoba Cathedral is special in its architecture, motifs that are unique to it in the characterization of its special ceilings.
Alcazar, which also has pleasant fountains and gardens, the passage between which creates a pleasant atmosphere of calm and peace.
The Roman bridge overlooks the river that crosses the city and the amazing sight of the cathedral at night is stunning.
There is of course the Jewish motif of the city.
The Rambam statue, the Jewish Synagogue and the Museum of Sephardic Judaism.
The whole area is very reminiscent of Morocco, so we realized on this trip that Spanish deportees actually brought Andalusian culture to Morocco.
The shops, clothes, shoes, kaftan and even souvenirs that everything looks like in Morocco.
Of course, the whole area is dotted with quality and pleasant restaurants and hotels, mostly in the style of the cathedral.
We spent two days in the city and it still seems to me that we didn't see everything.
Written September 11, 2022
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Ph G
Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
many thanks to visit in the old town and around. Get a organized tour, it will make your life life much easier and you may learn a lot (faster and Q/A). I paid 50 Euros for many monuments and I considered a far price 4.5 hours ride... Get water hat and good shoes?..
Written June 25, 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
One of the most interesting cities I have visited. Here is a mixture of the history of the caliph, the Christian kings and the Jews who once lived in the city. Apart from its sights, the historical center is also famous for its many restaurants and bars, as well as small shops.
Written April 10, 2022
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Man_GKC
Manchester, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Setting aside the amazing historic content, which was basically put in place hundreds of years ago - the service levels in hotels and restaurants are very poor.

We booked a (reviewed as very good) steak restaurant this evening for dinner at 8. It rained. Customer levels are low. We turned up, it’s shut, as are most restaurants. That puts pressure on the rest. We ended up in a pizza restaurant. I got my main (a bad pizza - not the juicy steaks we’d starved ourselves for all day). My husband’s meal just didn’t arrive at all. THIS IS THE SECOND RESTAURANT! We paid up and left.

A good tapas taverna helped us out in the end - but the feeling of being treated as a passing commodity by these people and our hotel (one of the best rated in the Jewish old town) and the service industry generally means we’ll be warning friends off visiting in favour of other cities in Europe.
Written April 30, 2024
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heini martin
Liestal, Switzerland181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We look at cities by searching for the geocaches hidden in them. So we do not only run after the tourist-spots, but discover new nooks and crannies of a city. Cordoba with its many small and narrow streets and alleys offers in this respect enormously much worth seeing.
Written February 12, 2023
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