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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 Andalucian in Córdoba

Bodegas Campos

This atmospheric warren of rooms and patios is popular with smartly dressed cordobeses. The restaurant and more informal taberna (tavern) serve up delicious dishes, putting a slight creative twist on traditional And…
Top Choice Fusion in Córdoba

La Boca

Trendy for a reason, this cutting-edge eatery whips up exciting global variations from traditional ingredients, then presents them in eye-catching ways: Iberian pork cheeks with red curry and basmati? Battered cod c…
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 Andalucian in Córdoba

Garum 2.1

Garum serves up traditional meaty, fishy and vegie ingredients in all sorts of creative, tasty new concoctions. We recommend the presa ibérica con herencia del maestro (Iberian pork with potatoes, fried eggs and ham…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Córdoba

Bodega Guzmán

This atmospheric Judería drinking spot bedecked with bullfighting memorabilia is frequented by both locals and tourists. Montilla wine is dispensed from three giant barrels behind the bar: don't leave without trying…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Córdoba

El Astronauta

The Astronauta produces a galaxy of Mediterranean dishes with an emphasis on fresh, healthy ingredients: zesty salads, mezes, lamb moussaka, vegetarian burgers and much more. The decor is cosmic, the vibe alternativ…