Discover the treasures of Cordoba on this delightful day tour. Once the leading city of a Roman province, Cordoba was later the capital of Moorish Spain. In its heyday in the 10th century it was one of the most advanced cities in the world and an important center of culture and learning.
Cordoba’s rich history has bequeathed a legacy of magnificent sacred buildings. One of the most famous is the Mezquita – a combination of cathedral and mosque. Another is the splendid Synagogue decorated with delicately carved stucco and Hebrew texts and set among the winding medieval lanes of the old Jewish quarter.
Cordoba is a very special place and you will have time on the tour to enjoy its special ambiance. Wander the narrow streets, relax in the beautiful little squares, have a drink in a traditional bar and lunch in one of its fine restaurants.
At the start of your Cordoba Sightseeing Tour from Seville you will be picked up from your hotel in a minibus. (On some occasions train travel may be substituted for the minibus – see Additional Information).
The drive from Seville to Cordoba will take approximately 1 ½ hours. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will set off on a walking tour with your guide.
Visit the Church-Cathedral of Cordoba. Also popularly known as the Mosque of Cordoba or the ‘Mezquita’, it was built during the 9th and 10th centuries. When the Christians re-conquered Cordoba in 1236, they built a cathedral right in the middle of the mosque. A jewel of Hispano-Islamic art, the Mezquita, with its 850 columns, double arches and Byzantine mosaics, is a legacy of the Ummayid Caliphate in Spain.
Continue walking a little to the north-west of the Mosque-Cathedral along the city walls and enter the Jewish Quarter or ‘Judería’. The Jewish Quarter is the best-known part of Cordoba's historic centre, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and is one of the largest in Europe. Its medieval streets have a distinctly Moorish flair to them.
You will stop at Cordoba’s splendid Synagogue one of only three ancient synagogues left in Spain. This delightful building dates from the 13th century and is exquisitely decorated in the typical Andalusian (or ‘mujedar’) style.
After this you can meander down some of Cordoba’s most famous streets such as Callejón de las Flores, where the white walls are covered with flowers from top to bottom.
Following your guided walk there will be around 2 hours for lunch (payable direct) and shopping.
At the end of the day you will be taken back to Seville and dropped off back at your hotel at around 1830h (6:30pm).
I fell in love with Cordoba! Definitely, next time I will spend more time in this magic town. There was only two of us, that's why we went by train. But it was fast, well... igor plotnikov
The guide was knowledgable and provided a lot of insight into the history and culture. Gave us plenty of time to wander around. We went to Southern Spain primarily to see... Anna J Devore
Daily except Sunday & Monday
10 hours approx
Pick-up from Seville hotels: between 8:00am - 8:30am
If tour is conducted by train then hotel pick-up will be at 7:30am.
Pick-up from Andalsur Excursiones: at 8:00am.
Tour departs 9:30am
Duration: 10 hours approx
Your hotel in Seville.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Alternative pick up point: Office of Andalsur Excursiones, Avenida de la Constitución, 5.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Seville or at Office of Andalur Excursiones
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the exact pick-up time. Please provide your phone number, hotel name and email address.
The tour is available in Spanish and English (French, German and Italian on request). Please state your language preference at time of booking
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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