Top Choice Archaeological Site in Córdoba

Madinat al-Zahra

Eight kilometres west of Córdoba stands what's left of Madinat al-Zahra, the sumptuous palace-city built by Caliph Abd al-Rahman III in the 10th century. The complex spills down a hillside with the caliph’s palace (…
Top Choice Mosque in Córdoba


It’s impossible to overemphasise the beauty of Córdoba’s great mosque, with its remarkably serene (despite tourist crowds) and spacious interior. One of the world's greatest works of Islamic architecture, the Mezqui…
Top Choice Fortress in Córdoba

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 hosted both Fernando and Isabel, who made their first acquaintance with Columbus here in 1486. …
Top Choice Museum in Córdoba

Museo Arqueológico

The excellent Archaeological Museum traces Córdoba's many changes in size, appearance and lifestyle from pre-Roman to early Reconquista times, with some fine sculpture, an impressive coin collection, and interesting…
Top Choice Museum in Córdoba

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 history of the guitar and all the flamenco greats. Touch-screen v…
Architectural in Córdoba

Casa Andalusí

The Casa Andalusí is a 12th-century house furnished with objects from Córdoba’s medieval Islamic culture and a Roman mosaic.
Gallery in Córdoba

Museo Julio Romero de Torres

A former hospital houses what is, surprisingly enough, Córdoba’s most visited museum, devoted to much-loved local painter Julio Romero de Torres (1874–1930), who is famed for his paintings expressing his sense of An…
Museum in Córdoba

Palacio de Viana

A stunning Renaissance palace set around 12 beautiful patios, the Viana Palace is a particular delight to visit in spring. Occupied by the aristocratic Marqueses de Viana until 1980, the large building is packed wit…
Synagogue in Córdoba


Constructed in 1315, this small, probably private or family synagogue is one of the few testaments to the Jewish presence in medieval Andalucía, though it hasn't been used as a place of worship since the expulsion o…
Museum in Córdoba

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 highlighting the cultural achievements of Al-Andalus. You need the audi…