• Krista the Explorer

10 Things To Do in Cordoba

Updated: Jul 3, 2019

From being an important Roman city, to a major Islamic centre during the middle ages, this city is definitely a must if you're obsessed with history. There are quite a few cultures crossing over in Cordoba, which just adds to its charm and intrigue. It has one of the biggest historic quarters in the world and has been named a UNESCO world heritage site. The Mezquita (an absolute must see) is one of the world's largest mosques and temples as well. You'll probably get a little lost walking down all the narrow streets, but don't worry, they'll always bring you somewhere fantastic! Here's a list of my favourite things to do in Cordoba!

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1. Walk Across the Roman Bridge
An iconic site in the city, and if you're looking for parking the chances are you'll end up on the opposite side of the old town and will have to walk across it anyways. The Calhorra Tower sits at one end, and the Gate of the Bridge at the other.
2. Mezquita
If you do one thing, make sure you get a ticket for this amazing mosque. It's one of the world's best examples of Islamic architecture, and stands as example of when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived side by side. You can get a ticket on site if you don't get one online easily enough.
3. Patio de los Naranjos
Make sure you walk around the courtyard of the Mezquita, which is free to enter.
4. Climb the Bell Tower
For a small fee, you can climb to the top of the tower and get a unique view of the Mezquita. There are only a certain number of people let in every 30 minutes so make sure you get your ticket early.
5. Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
I'd highly recommend visiting this castle. The gardens are beautiful, and you get the opportunity to check out the Moorish bathhouses as well. The Royal Stables are next to it which you can enter with a separate ticket.
6. Calleja de las Flores
A very popular narrow street in Cordoba, known for its bright and colourful flowers against the white walls.
7. Maddow Coffee Shop
Start your day off right with this amazing brunch. You'll thank me later.
8. Taberna el Capricho
If you're looking for cheap but delicious tapas, this is definitely a good choice!
9. Roman Temple Ruins
This is about a 15 minute walk from the Mezquita. It looks better in photos than it actually is, so don't worry if you don't have time to see this. If you do have time, it's nice to take a look at.
10. Stuff Your Face at Canadian Rio
The above picture is their take on patatas bravas, and they were amazing. They have an incredible menu, full of classic tapas dishes with a twist. There are two locations in Cordoba, but we chose the one across from the river for convenience. It was so good we went back twice within 24 hours!

Although Cordoba is much smaller than Seville or Granada, it's oozing with historic charm and walking through the streets really is like walking in history. Some of the buildings look like they're carved from sand, while others are a more traditional white Spanish style. For its historic appearance alone, I'd go back instantly.


My name is Krista, and like many people I love to travel! I think it's important that people share their travel experiences, so I hope that mine help you in some way in your own travels, or inspire you to travel more! 

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