Top things to do

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 Andalucian in Córdoba

Casa Pepe de la Judería

Thoughtfully prepared classic Andalucian fare, on a sunny roof terrace or in rooms adorned with traditional and contemporary Cordoban art, keeps Pepe's (first opened in 1920) high in the popularity charts. Dishes ra…
Top Choice Museum in Córdoba

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 aristocratic Marqueses de Viana until 1980, the large building is pa…
Top Choice Andalucian in Córdoba

Bodegas Campos

This atmospheric warren of rooms and patios is a Córdoba classic, popular with cordobeses and their visitors alike. The restaurant and more informal taberna (tavern) serve up delicious dishes putting a slight creati…
Top Choice Music in Córdoba

Noche Blanca del Flamenco

An all-night fest of top-notch flamenco by leading song, guitar and dance artists of the genre, in picturesque venues around the city such as the Mezquita's Patio de los Naranjos and Plaza del Potro. All performance…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Córdoba

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. The complex spills down a hillside, with the caliph’s palace (t…
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 was where the Catholic Monarchs, Fernando and Isabel, made their first acquaintance with Columb…
Top Choice Food Hall in Córdoba

Mercado Victoria

The Mercado Victoria is, yes, a food court – but an unusually classy one, with almost everything, from Argentine empanadas and Mexican burritos to sushi and classic Spanish seafood and grilled meats, prepared fresh …
Top Choice Cafe in Córdoba

La Bicicleta

This friendly, informal spot welcomes one and all with an array of drinks – from long,cool multi-fruit juices whizzed up on the spot to cocktails, beer and wine – and tasty light dishes such as hummus, avocado-and-h…