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  • 1 Mezquita Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    calle Cardenal Herrero 1 E - 14004 Córdoba

    The architecture of this monument, the only one of its kind in the world, tells a fascinating story. It is living testimony to the Muslim and Christian faiths. The mosque was built from the 8C to the 10C on the site of the Visigothic Church of St Vin..

  • 2 Palacio de Viana Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Don Gome 2 E - 14001 Córdoba

    This palace was extended on several occasions between the 14C and the 19C, which gives you an idea of the changes in civil architecture in Córdoba during this period. This unique and surprising complex of buildings covers an area of about 6 500m2, mo..

  • 3 Medina Azahara Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14000 Córdoba

    Abd ar-Rahman III began construction of this sumptuous city in 936, but hardly was it finished than it was sacked by the Berbers in 1013 during the war which was to bring the Cordoban Caliphate to an end. Excavation work has revealed three terraces w..

  • 4 Córdoba Jewish quarter Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14003 Córdoba

    With its whitewashed alleyways, flower-decked patios, ornamental wrought-iron work and typical bars, it is impossible to resist the charms of the Judería. Step away from the Mezquita and its hordes of tourists to explore one of Spain's most beautiful..

  • 5 San Pablo Interesting

    Religious buildings

    calle Capitulares, s/n E - 14002 Córdoba

    The church was part of the old convent of St Paul founded by Ferdinand III. Inside, three great spaces with harmonious proportions have preserved the transitory style from the Romanesque to the Gothic in spite of the alterations. You will notice the ..

  • 6 San Lorenzo Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. San Lorenzo, s/n E - 14002 Córdoba

    This a Ferdinand style church built in the early Gothic style. Isolated as if it wished to show off its beauty, this is without doubt one of the most attractive churches in Cordoba. Its elegant and original facade, which has a superb rose window deli..

  • 7 San Miguel Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. San Miguel E - 14002 Córdoba

    This Ferdinand church takes up a good portion of the square, whose café terraces are very lively on fine days. Admire the Romanesque ogive façade, underlined by the simplicity and harmony of the forms. Two buttresses enclose the central street. Go in..

  • 8 Roman Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14009 Córdoba

    This bridge crosses the River Guadalquivir between the two gates, Puerta del Puente and Torre de la Calahorra. Built under Augustus, it has since been rebuilt many times, in particular under Arab rule. It is now closed to traffic and it is very pleas..

  • 9 Julio Romero de Torres museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    pl. del Potro 2 E - 14002 Córdoba

    The birthplace of the painter Julio Romero de Torres (1880-1930), who had a penchant for dark skinned women, brings together an interesting collection of all his work. On the ground floor glance at the posters for the Feria. On the upper floor, see t..

  • 10 Capuchinos square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de los Capuchinos E - 14001 Córdoba

    You may feel like you have landed in the middle of nowhere on this empty, white and slightly dilapidated square, surrounded by the buildings of the monastery of the Capuchins. In the centre, the Christ on the Cross surrounded by lanterns seems abando..

  • 11 Santa Marina de Aguas Santas Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santa Marina, s/n E - 14001 Córdoba

    This is one of the fourteen Fernandine churches built in the 13C when Ferdinand III reconquered Córdoba. All ornamentation was abandoned, leaving the sober façade, divided by four solid buttresses, to show off the beauty and robustness of the stone. ..

  • 12 Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    calle Judíos 20 E - 14004 Córdoba

    This is with the two synagogues in Toledo, one of the rare medieval synagogues still existing in Spain. Built at the start of the 14C it is small and is in the form of a square open on one side to a stand reserved for women. All the upper parts of th..

  • 13 Provincial Archaeological Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    pl. Jerónimo Páez 7 E - 14003 Córdoba

    The largest Archaeological Museum in Andalusia is set in an exceptional site the Renaissance Palace of Páez, by Hernán Ruiz 16C. It contains prehistoric remains, Iberian and Visigothic, a Roman collection and Hispano-muslim works of art. Not to be mi..

  • 14 Calahorra Tower / Museo Vivo de al-Andalus Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Puente Romano E - 14009 Córdoba

    Situated at the extreme south of the Roman bridge, this Arab fortress was originally made up of two towers joined by an arch. In the 14C Henry II of Castile enlarged it and the arch was blocked in. Thereafter came many other alterations and over the ..

  • 15 Poulain Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza del Potro E - 14002 Córdoba

    This elongated plaza is named after the statuette which crowns the 16C fountain situated at one end. The square used to be very busy as horses and mules were sold here. Notice also on the square the Posada del Potro, the inn so well described by Cerv..

  • 16 Columbus Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Colón E - 14001 Córdoba

    The gardens and the fountain which adorn this square make it a pleasant place dominated to the west by an impressive Baroque monument the Palace of the Diputación.

  • 17 Calleja de las Flores

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle a de las Flores E - 14003 Córdoba

    This narrow arcaded street, typical of the Judería, is abundantly decorated with flowerpots. It open onto a little square adorned with a fountain from which there is a pretty view of the mosque's tower.

  • 18 Palace of Exhibitions and Conferences

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Torrijos 10 E - 14004 Córdoba

    The Palacio de Exposiciones is in the old San Sebastián hospital. It later became an hospice, and today houses the Tourist Office. Its doorway dates from the early 16C. The pretty patio hosts ceramics sales exhibitions and has a little brick café tha..

  • 19 Diocesan Fine Art Museum

    Museums and art

    calle Torrijos 12 E - 14004 Córdoba

    This museum is installed in the Episcopal palace built in the 17C on the ruin of the Arab alcazar. You will notice the patio and the Baroque double flighted staircase in black marble topped by a dome decorated with stucco. The museum's rooms occupy t..

  • 20 Triumph of San Rafael

    Museums and art

    E - 14003 Córdoba

    This "triumph" is the most spectacular in Córdoba and dates from the 18C. The archangel stands on top of the column and presides over this monument decorated with various allegorical figures. In Córdoba there has been a particular devotion ..

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