Three days route in Cordoba:
Begin your day contemplating our most valuable monument: the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. It’s the most important monument from the islamic Occident and one of the most astonishing of the world. In its history is summarized the complete evolution of the Omeya style in Spain, apart from the Gothic, Rennaisance and Baroque of the Cristian period.
It opens everyday and from Monday to Saturday (except for holidays) is free from 8.30h to 9.30h. If you don’t want to rise early or one hour is not enough for you after 10.00h you can buy your ticket (10€ per person) up to 18.00h in Winter and 19.00 in Sumer.
In the same ticket office you can hire an audioguide for your visit. If you are interested in a guided visit do not hesitate to ask us during your stay.
When you go out from the Mosque-Cathedral, get into the Jewish quarter, where its meandering streets will be the perfect place to get lost and found. Don’t rush, take your time to enjoy the ride enjoying every corner and square that you find.
Inside the Jewish quarter you will be able to see the Sinagoge, the Mudejar Chapel, the Souq, the Sefarad House and the Andalusi House. In addition, you cannot forget to visit the Flowers Street, the Kerchief Street (the narrowest street in the city), the Moon Street and the Campfire Street (where we have a real Mosque nowadays).
At sunset, we encourage you to walk the Roman Brigde until you get to the Calahorra Tower. Once there, enjoy the wonderful views of the historical center and the Mosque-Cathedral.
Start your second day by visiting the Cristian Kings Fortress, where most of all the cultures that has been settled in the city have left their legacy, from the Roman era to nowadays. You can walk through the towers and its carefully maintained gardens. Besides, if you want, they offer a night visit (Magical Night in the Alcazar) where you can see a music, lights and water show.
When you get out of the Alcazar you will see in front the Caliphal Baths. This baths or hammam where place just beside the missing Omeya Fortress, where they probably belonged to, would possibly be the most important baths of the city. They were built during the Kingdom of Alhakem the II.
After the baths lets take a walk through the San Basilio or Alcazar Viejo neightbourhood. Is in this quarter where you can find the famous Cordoba’s patios (courtyards) open all the year.
There’s a five patios route that are representative of the rest that are open only during the Patios Festiva (in May) and that you will be able to enjoy only for 5€.
In the afternoon, go the Axerquia neightbourhood. There you can see the Colt Square and its fountain. There is placed the Julio Romero de Torres Museum (the most important painter in the city).
From this square take the Armas Street to get to the Corredera Square. Its rectangular shape and porticos at his base remind us to other constructions of middle Spain cities, being ours the only square of this style in Andalusia.
In the past it was used as a bullfighting ring, acts of faith and executions during the French invasión. Today its a perfect place to take a cold beer under the sun.
In the morning we suggest a trip to a palace city, Medina Azahara: the sumptuous and mysterious city built during the Abd-al Rahman III period 8km away from Cordoba.
We recommend you to take a guided visit but if you prefer to go on your own, in the museum you can watch an interesting film about the history of the city.
If you have a car, we can show you how to get there during your stay. If not, you can buy your bus tickets in any of the tourism information points. Everyday you can take a bus at 10.15h o 11.00h.
After lunch you can go to the center of the city. From the hotel you can take bus n.12 to Plaza de Colon (25 minutes walk if you’re in the mood). From that point you just have to walk 5 minutes to get to Viana’s Palace. This palace has twelve patios and a beautiful garden and it worths a visit.
From there you can go to Cuesta del Bailio and Capuchinos Square, where you can find the Cristo de los Faroles. If you can, visit this area during sunset or night so the charm will increase.
Now take the Alfaros Street to get to the Roman Temple besides the Council and after take the Capitulares Street. It will take you to the main square of the citi: Plaza de las Tendillas, which is one of the prefered meting point for local people and tourists and the shopping area is justa round.