Cordoba is a city you fall in love with at first sight. For this reason, the city of the Mosque receives close to one million visitors each year. In addition, it is a perfect city to visit on a weekend because it can be seen in two days. Read on and you will discover all you need to know to spend two days in Cordoba!
1. BE AMAZED WITH THE MOSQUE
The Mosque-Cathedral is the most charming monument in Cordoba. The fusion of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Mudejar styles make this monument unique in the world. Go all over the little corners and do not forget to visit the “maqsura”. It will leave you speechless! In addition, the Patio de los Naranjos will welcome you by showing you its beauty before entering the temple.
2. AN ALCAZAR WITH A LOT OF HISTORY
A visit to the Alcazar is a must during your two days in Cordoba. It is a monument where history and peace are the protagonists. A fortress where the Catholic Monarchs spent several years and where Christopher Columbus asked for their help to undertake the journey that would lead him to discover America. In addition, a walk through its gardens will be the icing on the cake as you can relax and contemplate the beauty of this special place.
3. DISCOVER THE ROMAN BRIDGE
The Roman Bridge of Cordoba is one of the most beautiful in Spain. For centuries it was the only entrance to the city from the south, so the history of the city will be present in this visit. In addition, this bridge has been the setting for many movies and series such as Game of Thrones. Did you know that?
4. STROLL THROUGH THE JEWISH QUARTER
If you are looking to disconnect from the routine in two days in Cordoba, a walk through the Jewish Quarter is the perfect solution. Get lost in the beautiful and narrow streets of this neighborhood and discover its most special corners. In addition, the Jewish Quarter is the perfect place for a tapas tour. Let yourself go and enjoy the charm of the Jewish Quarter.
5. “CALLEJA DE LAS FLORES”
Take advantage of your visit to the Jewish Quarter to contemplate the beauty of the Calleja de las Flores, an emblematic street full of white-walled buildings decorated with flower pots. It is one of the most photographed streets since the street itself frames the minaret of the Mosque-Cathedral. Undoubtedly, if you are going to spend two days in Cordoba, do not miss this spectacle!
6. ENJOY AN ARAB BATH
Disconnect from the problems and enjoy a relaxing experience in some of the Arab baths of Cordoba. Discover your inner nature and feel like in the ancient Al-Andalus. We recommend the Hammam Al Ándalus baths located in the heart of the city. They are located next to the Mosque, so you can take advantage of your visit to end the day in the best way. Don’t forget your swimsuit!
7. VISIT THE BEST PATIOS IN CORDOBA
Who has not heard of the famous patios of Cordoba? But it’s one thing to be told about them or to see them in photographs, but it’s quite another to enjoy them live. For this reason, a visit to the patios is a must during your two days in Cordoba. The patios of Cordoba reach their maximum splendor during the month of May but can be visited all year round. Of course, there is no longer anything free or almost nothing. To visit the patios, we recommend that you do it with a guided tour to make the most of this experience. If you don’t feel like paying, don’t worry, we have the solution! There is a patio with free admission in C/ San Basilio street. It is not as spectacular as the others but it also has a beauty that leaves you impressed.
8. LET’S GO FOR TAPAS AND BEERS!
Gastronomy is one of the things that makes Andalusia so special and in Cordoba you can appreciate it! If you want a tour of tapas and typical dishes in a traditional Cordoban tavern, the best places are in the Jewish quarter. Who says “no” to flamenquín, fried eggplant with honey or oxtail?
In a short walk you can reach one of the most beautiful and atmospheric places in the center, the Plaza de la Corredera square. It is full of bars and restaurants, and at night it has a lot of atmosphere.
We also recommend Plaza de las Tendillas square and the streets around it. In these areas you will find local people and more modern restaurants than in the Jewish quarter. And if you are looking for a vegetarian restaurant, don’t worry! Next to Plaza de las Tendillas square you have some like La Libélula or Ecofamily. You will love them!
9. ESCAPE TO MEDINA AZAHARA
Do you want your two days in Cordoba to be unforgettable? Do not leave this city without visiting Medina Azahara. This archaeological site is one of the 48 World Heritage Sites in Spain. Here you can discover the ruins of the city that was the core of power of the Caliphate of Cordoba. For this reason, in Medina Azahara you will immerse yourself in the history of the city. Incredible, isn’t it?
10. LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION?
Finding good, affordable and well-located accommodation in Cordoba is not difficult at all. We recommend Hospes Palacio del Bailío, next to the Plaza de las Tendillas square, Balcón de Córdoba hotel, an excellent choice if you are looking for tranquility and Eurostars Palace, an avant-garde place perfect for a romantic trip.
We hope our blog will help you to spend two days in Cordoba in the best way and don’t forget to check the Covid-19 security measures for possible restrictions. If you want to continue discovering the Andalusian culture, we recommend you our Granada Tapas Trail & Gypsy Flamenco tour or our Private Guided Visit of Alcazar and Cathedral tour in Seville. Take the opportunity to discover every corner of Andalusia!