Cordoba Old City

Córdoba
Cordoba Old City

Go on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful buildings of a well-preserved historical center that was once the heart of medieval Europe.

Visit Cordoba Old City and you’ll be in one of the largest historical centers in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of palatial buildings and monuments that preserves the legacies of the cultures that have lived here. Explore the vast interior of an 8th-century mosque, walk across a Roman bridge and tour the ancient lanes of the Jewish quarter.

The old city's biggest draw is the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. This outstanding example of Islamic architecture was once the center of Western Islam. Marvel at the forest of red and white columns in the prayer hall. Tour the 16th-century renaissance cathedral in the center of the complex and climb the steps of the 177-feet (54-meter) bell tower.

Alongside the western walls of the Mosque-Cathedral is the Episcopal Palace, a 15th-century building that houses a museum of religious art. After your visit take a few footsteps south to walk over the Roman bridge that spans the Guadalquivir River. This ancient structure featured in season five of the global TV hit Game of Thrones as the Long Bridge of Volantis.

At the end of this 16-arched pedestrianized crossing is the medieval Tower of the Calahorra. Inside is a museum dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of Jews, Muslims and Christians in Cordoba during the 9th and 10th centuries.

Stroll back across the bridge to discover more of the old city's buildings and monuments. Tour the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs, a 14th-century palace fortress with beautiful gardens filled with water features. About a 5-minute walk away are the remains of the Caliphal Baths, an Arabic bathhouse from the 10th century.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the Jewish quarter, an atmospheric place of medieval streets with a 14th-century synagogue.

At the end of your sightseeing trip, enjoy a meal in one of the old city's bars or restaurants.

The Old City is easy to get to from other parts of Cordoba by public transportation and taxi. If you prefer to drive, there is parking available for a fee along the streets or in garages.


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Casa Turistica La Torre
Casa Turistica La Torre
3 out of 5
The price is £23 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
Located in Cordoba Old City, this guesthouse is steps away from Puerta del Perdon and Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Alcazar of Cordoba is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (68 reviews)
"Excellent location!"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2022

Casa Turistica La Torre
Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío
Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío
5 out of 5
Calle Ramirez de las Casas Deza, 10-12, Córdoba, Cordoba
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £125 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Cordoba Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cristo de los Faroles and Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Alcazar of Cordoba is 1 mi ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (738 reviews)
"Have no doubts, if coming to Cordoba, nothing comes even close ! What a unique and beautiful hotel!"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío
Eurostars Conquistador Hotel
Eurostars Conquistador Hotel
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Cordoba Old City, this hotel is steps away from Orange Tree Courtyard and Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Alcazar of Cordoba is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"The hotel is located in a good spot, next to the Córdoba Cathedral. Hotel is clean and staff members are super helpful, Great breakfast for only 10 euro, and very satisfying overall. Happy customer from USA!"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

Eurostars Conquistador Hotel
H10 Palacio Colomera
H10 Palacio Colomera
4 out of 5
Plaza de las Tendillas, 3, Córdoba
The price is £68 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Cordoba Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tendillas Plaza and Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Alcazar of Cordoba is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (200 reviews)
"Great location. Beautiful hotel. Clean and comfortable room. Great view to the plaza from our room. Perfect center location. Easy access within walking distance to all sites. The staff is courteous, welcoming and helpful. The breakfast is wonderful."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

H10 Palacio Colomera
Eurostars Maimónides Hotel
Eurostars Maimónides Hotel
3 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is £41 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Cordoba Old City, this hotel is steps away from Puerta del Perdon and Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Alcazar of Cordoba is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) away. Córdoba ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (691 reviews)
"Excelent"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2021

Eurostars Maimónides Hotel
Los Omeyas Hotel
Los Omeyas Hotel
2 out of 5
Located in Cordoba Old City, this hotel is steps away from Calleja de las Flores and Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Alcazar of Cordoba is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (192 reviews)
Fantastic location.
"Fantastically located for all the sights. Authentic Spanish hotel setting. Great directions for driving but the carpark is a nightmare to use, too small and very expensive. Not advisable for larger cars. There are other options available at public parking buildings only a little further away. Lots ..."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Los Omeyas Hotel
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