Córdoba, a medium large city in the northern part of Andalusia. It might not be as well known as either Granada or Sevilla, but still definitely worth a visit. I liked the atmosphere in Córdoba and the Unesco World Heritage Site the Mesquita de Córdoba is already worth adding it to your Andalusia Itinerary. During our 2-week trip Andalusia road trip, we’ve spend 2 days in Córdoba including Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas Day / Eve quite some places were closed, which was a bit of a shame. However, besides that we had a great time and I’ll show you the places we’ve enjoyed best during our short trip to Córdoba. Let’s kick off this Short City Guide to Cordoba, Spain!
The Mezquita is a very special place, as next to it being insanely pretty it is multi-religious. Mezquita is Spanish for Mosque, but this place is not only a mosque but also a Cathedral. This is definitely the sight in Córdoba you can’t miss. Entry fees are €11 euros for adults. Check the latest prices and opening hours trough their official website.
When visiting the Mezquita in Córdoba, you’ll also pass the Orange Tree Courtyard. The Bell Tower is pretty and I loved the tree with all the oranges – as in the whole of Andalusia. You’ll automatically pass when visiting the Mezquita.
This Roman Bridge was featured in Game of Thrones and is one of the main sights of Córdoba. The bridge is located close to the Mosque and walking the bridge also rewards you with a nice view on the city. Also walk a little bit along the river to capture full sight on the bridge.
Not too surprising, but also Córdoba is worth exploring by feet and just walk around to discover different streets and corners in the city. Especially the streets with the orange trees were my favourite. Look how cute that little terrace is on the side of the street?! Also don’t miss out on La Juderia – the Old Jewish Quarter.
Who doesn’t love discovering a city? Córdoba is full of cute little streets and back alleys. I would recommend strolling around and taking all the turns you might not take normally.
Streets with flower pots can be found in different places in Andalusia. Look how picturesque they look. One of the most famous streets in Córdoba is called Calleja de las Flores. It is not exactly the street as shows on the picture, but might be even prettier as you are also looking out on the bell tower.
Definitely walk around the area of Calle Cairuan, The contrast between the walls, water and cute Spanish houses are stunning if you ask me.
Granada might have been my favourite city during our trip through Andalusia. Free tapas with your drink, cute Moorish inspired streets and of course the famous Alhambra.
Read everything about Granada in this Granada City Guide.
Is this short city guide to Spain even complete without a beer bar?! I am a big fan of craft beer, and unexpectedly, Córdoba has quite some good bars and I especially liked the craft beer offering from Cerveceria Califa.
Who doesn’t like a drink at the waterfront? Take your time to settle down at the Ronda de Isasa and treat yourself with a drink and some snacks overlooking the water and looking out on the Roman Bridge.
We actually almost missed this place and stumbled upon this large square by accident. There isn’t much to see, except it being a crazy big square surrounded by restaurants and bars. You can definitely catch some sunshine here when the sun is out!
Unfortunately, when visiting a city you don’t have time to try out all the bars and restaurants. In our case, it was even slightly different as we visited during the Christmas Days. Based on some other blogs and websites, I’ll shortly list the ones that I ran into most often to complete this Short City Guide to Cordoba.
Visit Bar Santos for a small potato tortilla, head to Garum 2.1 for some bistronomic tapas. Are you looking for a hip breakfast spot? Breakfast Club & Co seems the right place for you. More a wine type of person? Why not try Taberna La Bodega, serving traditional wines from the region. One of the places I wished we had visited is Horno San Luis – this place and decor looks amazing! Lastly, when you are font of markets, visit the Mercado Los Patios De La Marquesa and settle down with some food of one of the stalls in the courtyard.