Córdoba Guide
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Attractions in Top Córdoba

  • La Mezquita / The Great Mosque
  • La Judería / The Old Jewish Quarter
  • Sinagoga de Córdoba / Córdoba Synagogue
  • Alcázar / Palace-Fortress
  • Calleja de las flores / Alley of the Flowers
  • Puente Romano / Roman Bridge
  • Museo Arqueológico / Archaeological Museum
  • Templo Romano / Roman Temple ruins
  • Hammam Baños Árabes / Hammam Arabic Baths
  • Plaza del Potro / Filly Square
  • Museo Julio Romero de Torres / Julio Romero de Torres Museum

Top Festivals

Semana Santa / Holy Week
The Holy Week celebration in Córdoba, held in either March or April during the week leading up to Easter, is one of Spain's most famous. Solemn processions, dramatic displays and overall religious fervor abounds.

Cruces De Mayo / May Crosses
Crosses dripping in decoration are erected throughout Córdoba's picturesque streets and plazas.

Concurso Y Festival De Patios Cordobeses / Patio Festival & Contest
Participants open up the doors of their typical Andalucían homes and give visitors the opportunity to see the beautiful and seldomly-seen courtyards generally hidden behind the home's walls, gates and doors.

Feria De Mayo / May Fair
Ten days of celebrations include flamenco, concerts, a huge fair, bullfights and plenty of food and drink.

Food & Drink

Along with national favorites like cheese and cured meats, much of Córdoba's food boasts influences of its Islamic past. Just a few examples are honeyed lamb, garlic soup with raisins, meat stuffed with dates and nuts and a variety of desserts made with almonds and honey. Other must-tries include gazpacho (cold tomato-based soup), salmorejo (like a thick gazpacho) and rabo de toro (oxtail stew). Favorite local wines include those of the nearby towns of Montilla and Moriles, which produce wines similar to sherry.


Located in Spain's southermost region, Córdoba has a Mediterranean climate with seasonal Atlantic influences, which come in the form of winter rains. As winter gives way to spring and summer, however, the climate takes on the hot and dry characteristics more typical of Mediterranean weather patterns. Winters are mild while the summers are extremely hot; in fact, the region of Andalucía is commonly referred to as Spain's frying pan. The coolest month, January, has an average high of 15ºC (59ºF) and the warmest month, July, has an average high of 36ºC (96.8ºF)

Getting There

By plane
The most convenient airports to fly into and out of when visiting Córdoba are in Madrid, Sevilla, Málaga, Jerez and Granada. Córdoba's small airport, which only handles charter flights, is located 6 kilometers from the city.

By train
Córdoba's train station (address: Avenida de América) connects the city with all of the country's major cities. What's more, Córdoba is a stop on the AVE high speed train which connects it with Madrid (1 hour, 45 minutes), Málaga (1 hour) and Sevilla (40 minutes). This is especially convenient if you're flying into and out of any of these three cities.

By bus
Numerous bus companies operate out of Córdoba's bus station (address: Plaza de las Tres Culturas) and link it with cities and towns throughout the region as well as a wide range of cities throughout the rest of the country.

Getting Around

Córdoba, particularly the compact center where all the attractions are located, is extremely accessible by foot. In any case, there is a public bus system that covers the city as well as extends out to Córdoba's suburbs. For the full tourist experience, you can also climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage for an hour-long scenic ride through the historic center.

Fast Facts

PopulationApprox. 324,000 (city proper)
Autonomous CommunityAndalucía
LocationThe deep south of Spain
Tourist OfficeCalle Rey Heredia, 22
Tel: (+34) 957 201 774

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