Attractions

Top Choice Mosque in Córdoba

Mezquita

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 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 ar-Rahman III in the 10th century. The complex spills down a hillside with the caliph’s palace (…
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…
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…
Bathhouse in Córdoba

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 impressive of the few Arab bathhouses that still survive fro…
Museum in Córdoba

Casa de Sefarad

In the heart of the Judería, and once connected by tunnel to the Sinagoga, the Casa de Sefarad is an interesting museum devoted to the Sephardic (Iberian Peninsula Jewish) tradition. Different rooms cover food, dome…
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

Sinagoga

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

Museo de Bellas Artes

Occupying the old charity hospital on the Plaza del Potro, the city art museum displays mainly Cordoban masters, with much of the work culled from monasteries around the region. The works of Julio Romero Torres, fa…