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From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

1. From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools, and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless rows of red and white striped arches.  Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

2. Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Start your full-day trip to Cordoba with a drive by minivan from Seville. Once in Cordoba, visit the most important monuments of the city including the stunning Mosque-Cathedral from the Caliphate period. Explore Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, and the area's most emblematic streets, then marvel at the neighborhood's beautiful synagogue. At the square named for the great Maimonides, admire the secluded synagogue. At the end of the tour, take a walk around the town on your own. Explore the pedestrian streets of the Jewish quarter and try some of the delicious local cuisine.

Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

3. Cordoba: Electric Bike Tour

Discover the modern, Moorish and medieval Cordoba on this fantastic 2-hour bike tour. Your guide will explore with you different corners of the ancient city as you get to know all the history that its walls have seen. Experience the modern facets of Cordoba, pass by the Christian Reconquest and its beautiful churches, visit the city center and discover the unforgettable Moorish Cordoba. These tours respect the environment with electric bikes to ensure the health of both the city and those visiting it. What's more, you can see the best-hidden corners of the city on a bike which simply can't be explored with a car or bus.

From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

4. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

5. Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

At the foot of the El Torcal and Sierra de la Chimenea lies beautiful Cordoba. Known as the heart of Andalusia, experience all this beautiful city has to offer during a full-day tour via the picturesque Antequera. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will take a panoramic tour of the Roman Bridge linking the area of Campo de la Verdad with Barrio de la Catedral. From here, move onto the Jewish Quarter, which is one of Europe’s largest World Heritage sites. Later in the day, see the city’s Synagogue, which dates back to the 14th century and visit the Cathedral. Visit the former Great Mosque of Cordoba. This mosque is a famous monument in the Western Islamic culture and an important landmark in the city. Admire this religious site that was built around the year 600 AD as a pagan temple. It was first converted into a Christian church before being refashioned into a Mosque. Explore the halls and passages and marvel at the colorful mosaics and stained-glass windows. As the day begins to turn into evening, you will be transported back with a camera full of photos documenting the beauty unique to this special city.

Cordoba Courtyards by Bike, Electric Bike or Segway

6. Cordoba Courtyards by Bike, Electric Bike or Segway

Explore the patios of Cordoba by your choice of bike, electric bike or Segway and enjoy the fragrance of the different courtyards in bloom. Select your preferred mode of transportation on booking, and then visit 5 of the most beautiful courtyards of the historical houses to contrast the different styles. Glide or cycle through the streets of the old Jewish Quarter to arrive in the beautiful neighborhood of San Basilio. Visit more of the patios in the historical city center and savor the flavors of the gastronomy of Andalusia at a typical tavern. Learn more about the culture and history of the city, and visit the Royal Stables of Cordoba, where King Felipe ll bred horses to introduce the magnificent Pura Raza Espanola horses of Andalusia to the world.

Private Full-Day Tour of Cordoba from Seville

7. Private Full-Day Tour of Cordoba from Seville

Enjoy a hotel pick-up from Seville. You will be picked-up in a private luxury vehicle with a chauffeur and head towards Cordoba. Once you reach the city, you will meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour tour. Your guide is licensed and will give you a great view of Cordoba's old town. You will be able to enjoy Cordoba's great Mosque/Cathedral, Synagogue, and even the Alcazar if you wish to enter (tickets are included in the tour price). It will give you a great chance to visit and get to know Cordoba's most emblematic sights. Once your tour is finished, your private vehicle with driver will take you back to Seville. The total tour duration is 8 hours from pick-up to drop off.

Córdoba: Full-Day Ronda Trip

8. Córdoba: Full-Day Ronda Trip

Get to know the city of Ronda, considered the cradle of bullfighting. This is due to the fact that many of the best bullfighters in history have passed through its famous bullring, the Real Maestranza. Do not miss the chance to visit one of the most emblematic cities of Andalusia, which is known as the "dreaming town". Whilst there, you will discover why it is the third-most visited city in the region. Ronda offers you the chance to experience both culture and nature whilst learning about its Celtic origins. This is an extraordinary mix that is sure to stun you with its beauty. Throughout your day you will be accompanied by a guide who will explain to you the most important facts about the places visited.

From Seville: Private or Group Full-Day Cordoba Tour

9. From Seville: Private or Group Full-Day Cordoba Tour

Discover Cordoba's cultural heritage and historic center, a city of Arab heritage with a plentiful past. Walk the most famous streets of the Jewish quarter: flowers calleja, the plaza Maimonides, the San Rafael bridge or the synagogue. Explore spaces filled with flowers of all colors, in pots hanging from white walls illuminated by the sun. See the third largest mosque in the world, after those of Casablanca and Mecca, known throughout the East and the West for its superb construction. Cordoba is also a cradle of important figures who have left its cultural and intellectual legacy to the world. Names such as Abn Hazam, Averroes, Maimonedes, Juan de Mena, Cardenal Salazar, Duke of Rivas, Luis de Gongora, to name a few, remain forever in the historical memory of this wonderful city.

From Málaga: Córdoba Mosque Cathedral Guided Tour

10. From Málaga: Córdoba Mosque Cathedral Guided Tour

The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its Iberian, Roman and Islamic past, is rich in traditions; it has an outstanding architectural heritage, and its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. Explore the unique influences that have created the cultural traditions of the city. Explore the Mosque-Cathedral, or Mezquita, of the city, and learn about the its fascinating past with your guide. Once the beating heart of Spain, Cordoba was once the Moorish capital of Spain, which gives the city unique flares of cultural difference to the rest of the region. The Guadalquivir river crosses this region providing water for the lushes valleys growing olives and grapes.

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What people are saying about Córdoba

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4.6 / 5

based on 512 reviews

Best tour ever of Cordoba. Patios is amazing. Would recommend this to everyone coming to visit this city. Jorge was so informative. Electric bikes is best way to travel and see the city if you are lazy! Funnest experience ever! Thank you!

We took a Segway tour of the courtyards with our guide Jorge, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The courtyards were beautiful and it was also good fun going through the city on the Segway! Would recommend this tour!

Our first time trying an electric bike. Great fun! Lovely tour, Jorge was a great guide and seeing so much of the city and patios was a treat.

Ana is amazing! The best tour guide I ever had. She is in love with her city and it is easy to love Cordoba too!

An excellent day packed with many incredible sights. Our guide, Nieves, was fantastic!