Must-see attractions in Córdoba

  • Cordoba, Spain. Interior of the mosque.



    It’s impossible to overemphasise the beauty of Córdoba’s great mosque, with its remarkably serene (despite tourist crowds) and spacious interior. One of…

  • Courtyard garden of Viana Palace in Cordoba, Andalusia. Built in XV century. Viana Palace is a tourist attraction known for its 12 magnificent patios and gardens.

    Palacio de Viana


    A stunning Renaissance palace with 12 beautiful, plant-filled patios, the Viana Palace is a particular delight to visit in spring. Occupied by the…

  • Ruins of medieval Arabic palace with columns and arched doors. Cordoba Medina Azahara.

    Medina Azahara


    Eight kilometres west of Córdoba stands what's left of Medina Azahara, the sumptuous palace-city built by Caliph Abd ar-Rahman III in the 10th century…

  • Medieval 'Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos'

    Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos


    Built under Castilian rule in the 13th and 14th centuries on the remains of a Moorish predecessor, this fort-cum-palace was where the Catholic Monarchs,…

  • The yard (pacio) of Centro de Flamenco Fosforito or Musuem of Flamenco.

    Centro Flamenco Fosforito


    Possibly the best flamenco museum in Andalucía, the Fosforito centre has exhibits, film and information panels in English and Spanish telling you the…

  • White arches at Ancient Sinagoga de Santa Maria La Blanca, Synagogue in the historical center of Toledo, Spain. Erected in 1180 and is considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing.



    Constructed in 1315, this small, probably private or family synagogue is one of the best-surviving testaments to the Jewish presence in medieval Andalucía…

  • House of Sefarad Courtyard at Jewish Quarter (Juderia) - Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.

    Casa de Sefarad


    In the heart of the Judería, and once connected by tunnel to the synagogue, the Casa de Sefarad is an interesting museum devoted to the Sephardic (Iberian…

  • Caballerizas Reales


    These elegant stables were built on orders of King Felipe II in 1570 as a centre for developing the tall Spanish thoroughbred warhorse (caballo andaluz)…

  • Museo Arqueológico


    The well-displayed Archaeological Museum traces Córdoba's many changes in size, appearance and lifestyle from pre-Roman to early Reconquista times, with…

  • Puente Romano


    Spanning the Río Guadalquivir just below the Mezquita, the handsome, 16-arched Roman bridge formed part of the ancient Via Augusta, which ran from Girona…

  • Museo Julio Romero de Torres


    A former hospital houses this popular museum devoted to much-loved local painter Julio Romero de Torres (1874–1930), who is famed for his paintings…

  • Baños del Alcázar Califal


    The bathhouse of the 10th-century caliphs, part of the Moorish Alcázar complex that was later replaced by the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, is the most…

  • Templo Romano


    Though generally not open to visitors, this 1st-century AD Roman temple can be viewed perfectly well from the street. Its 11 tall white columns make a…

  • Plaza de la Corredera


    This grand 17th-century square has an elaborate history as a site of public spectacles, including bullfights and Inquisition burnings. Nowadays it's…

  • Patios de San Basilio


    You can visit this group of three interesting and well-tended Cordoban patios in the Alcázar Viejo area, about 400m southwest of the Mezquita, most of the…

  • Casa Andalusí


    The Casa Andalusí is a restored 12th-century house that attempts to recreate an ambience of caliphal times. It has a tinkling fountain in the patio and a…

  • Torre de la Calahorra


    At the south end of the Puente Romano stands this squat tower, erected under Islamic rule. It now houses the Museo Vivo de Al-Andalus, a museum…

  • Puerta de Almodóvar


    The only survivor of the nine city gates built by emir Abd ar-Rahman I (though what you see today is mainly 14th-century Christian work), the Almodóvar…

  • Museo de Bellas Artes


    Occupying part of the old charity hospital on the Plaza del Potro, the city art museum displays mainly Cordoban masters, with much of the work culled from…

  • Casa Ramón García Romero


    A display of beautiful embossed leather work (one of Córdoba's traditional crafts), reviving techniques used by 10th-century Umayyad artisans.

  • Noria de la Albolafia


    This ancient, much-restored water wheel on the edge of the Río Guadalquivir was originally built by emir Abd ar-Rahman II in the 9th century to send water…