In May of 2015 I decided to visit Cordoba, one of the most charming cities in Spain and with a great history and one of the largest ancient city centers in Europe.
The city can be walked without any problem and is the best way to get to know it.
The best time to visit Córdoba is in the months of Spring and Autumn, which is when the temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is very scarce.
These are the main places to visit in Cordoba:
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
Ancient Mosque of Cordoba was reconverted to Christianity in the 13th century in the current Cathedral of Santa María.
It is considered the most important monument of Andalusian architecture, together with the Alhambra of Granada.
With 23,400 m², it was the second largest mosque in the world on the surface, behind the Mecca Mosque
Alcazar of Cordoba
Building constructed in 1328 by order of Alfonso XI of Castile of military character.
The Catholic Kings stayed for more than 8 years in it and directed the campaign against the Kingdom of Granada from this place.
Its exterior does not stand out for its beauty but the interior is impressive.
You can visit every day except Monday for € 5.
Jewish temple located in the Jewish quarter.
Built in the Mudejar style, it is the only synagogue in Andalusia and one of the three preserved in Spain of its time.
You can visit for free every day except Monday.
The Jewish Quarter of Cordoba was between the tenth and fifteenth century the neighborhood inhabited by Jews.
It is one of the most visited areas of the city since both the Mosque and the Synagogue are part of this neighborhood.
It is part of the historic center of Córdoba that was declared a World Heritage Site in 1994.
Built on the Guadalquivir River, it joins the Cathedral Square with the Campo de la Verdad neighborhood. For more than 20 centuries it was the only bridge in the city.
It was declared a site of cultural interest in 1931, together with the Bridge Door and the Calahorra tower.
Fortress of Islamic origin built as an entrance and protection of the Roman Bridge.
Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, its main function was to defend the bridge that gave rise to rapid access to the city.
Nuevo Arcangel Stadium
Stadium where Córdoba CF plays its matches.
It was built in 1993 a few meters from the old stadium of the same name.