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Explore Cordoba City In A Day

Updated: Sep 3, 2020


Cordoba city is majestic, I fell in love with the streets, the vibe, the beauty. It was one of my favorite cities on this trip.


I loved, enjoyed walking around the narrow streets inside the city gates, the murals that were built to protect the city. Some of the streets (alleys sizes) are so unique, quiet, empty and beautiful decorated with flowers and plants. There are others where the market, stores are located, here you can find jewelry, clothes, organic oils, delicious organic dried fruit, seeds, soft and hard nougats and more.

Cordoba is a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.


Places to Visit:

Calle Cruz Conde

It's the main street in the city where you can locate the popular stores in Cordoba.

From the hotel, we walk the street all the way were the main places in Cordoba are located.


Historic Centre

Córdoba has one of the largest old-towns in Europe, and it’s protected by UNESCO. This city is famed for its patios, large interior courtyards that offered needed shade to the Romans, and then the Moors.


The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

This place is astonishing. It’s the only place where two religions gathered together, Islam and Christianity.

I was so amazed by the beauty and history of this place. Each inch of this place has a unique history, and all the details on the architecture, on the columns, arcs, walls, and what every detail means, it’s just something incredible. I really recommend you take the tour once you are there, you need to walk through it and know everything about this place.

It's 10 euros and 2 euros additionally to visit the tower.

You can only get an entrance ticket at the location: Patio de Los Naranjos. You can get here group tours if you want to know the history of the place.

Patio de los Naranjos and the outside view of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Around the Mosque are the popular narrow streets of the city:

Calleja de las Flores

Located at the "Barrio de la Juderia".


Calle del Pañuelo

It's one of the narrow streets in the city and gets you to the smallest plazas decorated with a water fountain.


Roman Bridge of Cordoba

Built by the Romans in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river in the historic center of Cordoba. The view is unique from both sides.


Door to the Bridge also known as Algeciras Door

It was the entrance to Cordoba.



Calahorra Tower

Located on the other side across the Roman Bridge and the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba.


Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs

It was the site of a Visigothic fortress before falling to the Umayyad Caliphate, under which it was expanded in the early medieval period as the city around it thrived. Gardens, courtyards, baths, and the largest library in Western Europe were all added.

Sadly this was closed the day I visited the city, so I didn't get to explore it's beauty and know more about its history. I have some images from the surrounding area, from outside. I need to go back one day.

Muralla de la Calle Cairuan

Muralla de la Calle Cairuan

It was built to protect the city and the Medina.


Getting Here:

There are multiple ways to get to Cordoba, it will depend on where you will be located beforehand.

I used the High-Speed Train from Madrid Atocha train station to Cordoba. It was an easy and quick train ride. I bought the tickets online.


Accommodation:

I booked the hotel with booking.com and stayed at the Hotel Serrano.

The hotel let us check-in earlier than the time established. It's located right in the heart of the center of Cordoba, next to the shopping streets, and walking distance from the bus and train station.


You can explore the city in a day, but you can also stay for two days and walk around all the corners of the city. You can always as me questions below on the comment or share your experience with me.


Have a good time!

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