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Things to do in Cordoba, Spain, our 7 must-sees - Blog Voyage - Découvrir Ensemble

Things to do in Cordoba, Spain, our 7 must-sees

Last update : 19 April 2024
Are you planning to visit Cordoba and looking for must-sees and must-dos? We're sharing our must-see list with you today on our travel blog.

We loved visiting Cordoba on our road trip through Andalusia, and today we’d like to share with you a list of our favorite spots and good addresses. We stayed in Cordoba for 2 days, which we think is the ideal length of time to discover this magnificent Andalusian city. We hope our tips and feedback will help you plan your next vacation in Cordoba, Spain;

Visiting Cordoba, what to do?

1. Cordoba’s cathedral mosque, the Mezquita

It’s impossible to visit Cordoba without discovering the Mezquita. It’s one of the most beautiful buildings in Europe and the visit is quite impressive. If you love architecture and history, you’re in for a real treat from the moment you set foot on the site. We advise you to come early in the morning or at the end of the day to get the most out of the site. You’ll pay €13 to visit the cathedral on your own, and €27 for a guided tour.  

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Réservez vos places pour la Mezquita

Don’t hesitate to book your tickets in advance to visit Cordoba’s Mosque-Cathedral.

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2. La Judería, Cordoba’s Jewish quarter

This is one of our favorite places in Cordoba. Right next to the Mezquita, the Judería district is the city’s ancient Jewish quarter. Believe us, you’ll love strolling through it! Here you’ll find beautiful narrow streets littered with shops and restaurants. Don’t miss the most beautiful street in the district, la Calleja de las Flores.

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3. Alcázar de Cordoba

We had the opportunity to visit Cordoba’s Alcázar at the end of the day, and it’s the time of day we’d recommend. We really enjoyed our visit – we weren’t too keen on the interior, but what’s particularly worthwhile is the stroll through the gardens. A timeless walk that took our breath away! The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos fortress in Cordoba is a must-see when visiting the city. It costs €5 to visit the Alcàzar on your own, and €18 for a guided tour;

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Book your tickets for the Alcazar in Cordoba

Don’t hesitate to book your tickets in advance to visit Cordoba’s Alcazar.

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4. Cordoba’s Roman bridge

Close to Cordoba’s Alcazar is a Roman bridge that we recommend as an extension to your visit. The bridge is very beautiful, and we recommend you visit it at sunset. It offers a superb view of Cordoba! At the very end of the bridge is the bridge fort, which can be visited for €4.50. It was closed when we visited, but apparently the visit is well worth it.

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5. Tendillas Square

Visiting Cordoba also means taking the time to stroll the streets of the city center. As you stroll along the city’s shopping streets, don’t miss the beautiful plaza de las Tendillas. The building facades and fountains here are particularly pretty.

Place de Tendillas

6. Viana Palace

If you’re still looking for ideas of things to do to visit Cordoba the right way, head for the Palais de Viana. The palace is magnificent and offers a stroll through 12 well-maintained flower-filled patios. The tour is really fun and costs €8.

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Book your tickets for Viana Palace

Don’t hesitate to book your tickets in advance to visit Viana Palace.

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7. Place de la Corredera

We end our list of must-sees in Cordoba with the plaza de la Corredera. We found the square very beautiful and lively. You’ll find plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants. For those who have already visited Madrid, it reminded us a little of the plaza Major, only smaller of course.

Place de la Corredera

Visiting Cordoba, where to eat?

  • El Patio de Maria: this is our favorite address in Cordoba. If you’re looking for an authentic address, far from the touristy places, that offers delicious and affordable dishes, don’t miss this address!
  • Cafe – Bar La Cavea :  a great little tapas restaurant set in a beautiful square in Cordoba. The tapas and sangria were very good when we visited.
  • Tienda CREMIER: for a gourmet takeaway snack in Cordoba’s old Jewish quarter. If you like cookies, you should love this address.
  • Empanadas Pampagonia: Ideal for eating on the run or at your hotel. Here you’ll find delicious empanadas to take away.
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Visiting Cordoba, where to sleep? 

Our selection of the best hotels in Cordoba

If you’re looking for a hotel in Cordoba, we suggest you take a look at our selection of the city’s finest addresses. You should easily find what you’re looking for!

Visiting Cordoba and Andalusia, how to organize your trip properly

How to get to Cordoba?

To find the best mode of transport to visit Cordoba, we advise you to always look on the OMIO comparator. This will give you an overview of all available modes of transport. You’ll be able to compare prices very easily;

How to rent a car at the best price in Cordoba

If you’d like to rent a car during your trip to discover the area around Cordoba, we recommend looking on the RentalCars website. This will help you find the best prices and conditions for your rental.

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How to organize a road trip in Andalusia

If you have the time, we recommend that you take advantage of being in Cordoba to discover Andalusia. You’ll have the opportunity to discover magnificent cities such as Seville, Granada, Ronda, or the route of the white villages of Andalusia. You can find our full itinerary on our dedicated article.

How to find the best hotels to visit Cordoba

In order to find the best hotels and benefit from the best conditions (security, cancellation…) we go almost exclusively through for our trips. We recommend that you take a look at the available hotels before you leave. You can filter them according to their ratings. There are plenty of recent customer reviews, so there are no unpleasant surprises when you’re traveling!

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How to find ideas for things to do in Cordoba

If you’re looking for ideas for things to do on your vacation and want to book in advance, we’d also recommend taking a look at the GetYourGuide website. This will give you an overview of the activities on offer in your destination, so you don’t have to wait until you get there to book your places.

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Thank you for reading

We hope the tips and good addresses on our travel blog will help you figure out what to do in Cordoba!

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Clem & Alex

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