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Top sights in Córdoba
7 Great Attractions In Cordoba
A visit to Cordoba is a rare opportunity to see the breathtaking results when Spanish, Islamic, and Ancient Roman architecture combines. With some of the highest temperatures in Spain, it's a great spring destination. Here's what to see when you get there.
2. Alcázar of Córdoba
A pretty Spanish castle offering wonderfully manicured gardens with shimmering ponds and a Moorish bathhouse. Lovely on a warm day, you can tour the grounds and palace for 4.50€.
3. Roman bridge of Córdoba
Built in the early 1st century BC, this bridge across the Guadalquivir river is an impressive testament to Roman engineering. Walk across, or get a good view from the south bank.
4. Calahorra Tower
This fortified gate lies in the historic city and was built to protect the Roman bridge. Get access to the museum for just 4.50€, where you can bone up on Cordoban history.
5. Roman temple of Córdoba
Construction of this Roman temple began during the reign of Emperor Claudius and took some 40 years. Built entirely in marble, it was once one of the grandest in the empire.
6. San Pedro
This basilica lends its name to the surrounding barrio, where it's located within a pretty square. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby and the area is bustling at night.
7. Palacio de la Merced
This ornate baroque building is our final sightseeing pick, but we've perhaps left the best for last. It's a real architectural gem, worth a wander around. Don't miss the gardens.
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Planning Your Visit
The Spanish national sport is definitely football, with Cordoba FC the favorite local team. Do a little research on the team before your visit to bond with the locals.
When should I come?
The weather is pleasant year-round, but unless you like it really hot, avoid August. You can spend a few days here living the Spanish lifestyle, but the town is also a popular day trip destination from Granada, Madrid or Seville.
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- Best time to visit
- Spring and fall are the best times to visit, because the temperatures are warm, but comfortable, and perfect for getting out for a hike or bike ride so you can enjoy what the city has to offer!
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What people are saying about Córdoba
Very enjoyable and informative bike tour of Cordoba. Covered all areas of the city and major sites. Great to get a better understanding of the history of Cordoba with a bit of exercise thrown in! Would recommend.
This was a brilliant tour of completely different part of cordaba and Rafeal our guide made it so interesting and informative. Loved the plaza de portas and the square . Couldn’t recommend this enough .
The guide (Angel) explained everything with the right amount of detail, in a very interesting way and with great enthusiasm. It was a very pleasurable experience.
Very knowledgeable and engaging guides. English was their second language, but they did a good job and the pace was perfect.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable who spoke good English making it easy to understand.