This is a city that you will love to visit, it has a special charm and parts of the city that take you to an earlier time, in which life is much calmer. On this same website you can see all the monuments in great detail, but I want to show you things to do in Cordoba if you decide to come and visit us.
The main monuments of the city are La Mezquita, the Alcázar and Medina Azahara, but Córdoba has a large number of places of interest that you can also visit. Below I am listing those charming corners to see in Cordoba.
Between the Mosque and the Calahorra Tower is the Roman Bridge, a construction with 20 centuries of history, which was for a long time the only passage through the Guadalquivir. In addition, the surroundings of the bridge, a protected area where you can see the monumental Cordoba and the Sotos de la Albolafia, a natural environment in the center of the city.
In the area you can see different mills that are gradually becoming more valuable. The Molino de la Albolafia stands out, which was used centuries ago to supply water to the Alcázar and which is now a sign of identity of Cordoba.
Located in the Jewish quarter, it is a small and narrow alley with a square in the background that you have surely seen in countless photos of Cordoba. From the square you can photograph yourself in a typical Cordovan patio with the Mezquita Tower in the background.
In the heart of the Jewish quarter, the Flower street is one of the most visited places in Cordoba by tourists. With its white walls, it is decorated with pots of gypsies and carnations. The ground is cobbled and has arches as it is a very narrow street. In the background, in the square, there is a fountain with a column in the center.
The Potro Inn
You can see it in the Potro Square, next to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Julio Romero de Torres Museum. It is a completely restored old inn with several centuries of history. It should be noted that Cervantes names her in Don Quixote.
In the Potro Inn you will find the Centro Flamenco Fosforito, a kind of audiovisual museum dedicated to Flamenco and its great figure Antonio Fernández Días “Fosforito”. Here you can take a tour in the history of this art to the present day.
The Courtyard Festival
In recent years they have become one more attraction for tourists. The courtyard festival is traditionally celebrated in may, but due to the large number of visitors, there are already many spaces that are open practically all year round.
To quell the summer heat, the streets of the old town are too narrow to avoid the sun. In the neighboring houses, the patios full of pots and flowers also relieve the heat with their humidity in the days when there was no air conditioning.
This tradition of decorating common courtyards with flowers has survived to this day, being very well received by tourists, who cannot see so many courtyards in other parts of our geography.
The Viana Palace
Next to the church of Santa Marina you can see this palatial house. It is a large house that grew as the owners bought the neighboring houses. Now it is a palace with numerous rooms preserved with the utensils of the time. It is very worth visiting, since in few places has a manor house been preserved in such detail.
Along with the house, the Palacio de Viana has different patios that surround it. Each one has a different decoration and your visit is also very interesting.
The Corredera Square
This is a large rectangular square reminiscent of the Main Square in Madrid. Now there are a good number of craft shops in its premises, tapas bars and terraces. It is a place with a lot of history, this square had many uses, it was even a bullring.
In the subsoil, some very valuable mosaics have been found that are now exhibited in the Alcazar, so it is known that a place inhabited since Roman times.
The Christ of the Lanterns
This is a stone image of a very beloved Christ in Cordoba, it is common to find it full of candles and flowers. Its location is also very charming. It is located in the Capuchinos Square, a large plain with a cobbled floor that is entered through one of its two narrow streets.
The Bailío Slope
Very close to the The Christ of the Lanterns is the Bailío slope, a wide street with steps where the upper and lower parts of the city were connected. The decoration of the the Bailío slope is of cobbled steps and whitewashed walls, with a large black marble fountain in the upper part.
To be able to see this Roman Temple, you just have to walk through Capitulares Street or Claudio Marcelo Street. It is a monument that has been recently restored and shows the dimensions of the great temple.
As a curiosity, you can see some of the original columns that were not used for their restoration in the Plaza de las Doblas.
The Municipal Souk
The Municipal Souk is reached through the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, it is very close to the Synagogue and the Bullfighting Museum. It is a place where different artisans work in small premises that overlook a typical patio.
In the Souk, in addition to being able to observe how old Cordoba was, you can buy some handicraft products. They are mostly silverware, ceramic and treated leather.
Although it is a bit far from the city, the Hermitages are very visited for the spectacular views of Cordoba. It is a unique place at the top of the mountains that can be reached by car, or if you are in good shape, you can also go up on foot.
The most significant thing about this site is its large statue of Christ of the Sacred Heart, which can be seen looking at the Sierra from anywhere in the city.
Gates and Walls
Cordoba is a city that in ancient times was surrounded by a great wall with different access gates. There are still remains of those walls and gates that are visible and that you can visit.
In the part closest to the Mosque you have the Puerta del Puente, the main entrance to the city from the south, but you can also visit the Puerta de Almodóvar and the Puerta de Sevilla. As for the walls, next to the Alcázar you can see a section that is perfectly preserved.
So far a small summary of what you can see in Cordoba on a tourist level. A city that will not leave you indifferent, you will surely repeat!