Historical Cordoba in 2 Days



Description:

Cordoba’s rich and interesting history comes from its role as a prominent fortress during Roman, Muslim, and Christian rule. Once the intellectual capital of Europe, Cordoba is now a prominent Andalusian city and commercial metropolis with a wealth of monuments that make it a popular destination for Spanish and international tourists.

The Eurostars Maimonides hotel is conveniently located in the Jewish quarter, just a few steps away from the Mezquita. In this historical district, you’ll find a number of other destinations on your journey, including the synagogue and the Alcazar.

Whether you’re traveling with friends, kids, or on a romantic weekend, this guide covers the basics for a 2-day trip to Cordoba. Just don’t go on a Monday-many of the attractions and some of the restaurants will be closed. Feature image: flydime/Flickr

Author: Amy G


Day 1 - Cordoba


After you arrive at your home base in the Jewish quarter, Eurostars Maimonides, walk around the city a bit and sit down for a delicious lunch at Bar Moriles. Explore the Jewish quarter and take note of the beautiful patios throughout this area. The Alcazar is the fortress that Christopher Columbus visited to discuss his traveling ambitions with Ferdinand and Isabella, and you can visit it until 7:30pm. Later, take a romantic stroll down Calleja de las Flores, where you’ll find Taller Meryan, a workshop that makes custom-made leather products. At El Churrasco, one of the most well-known restaurants in Cordoba, you’ll appreciate a relaxing dinner and excellent service-the staff will even help you order if you don’t speak Spanish or can’t decide what to get. At night, go back over to the Alcazar for the lights show and then rest up for a big day tomorrow.


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Eurostars Maimonides

Location:

TORRIJOS 4
14003 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: (+34) 902 93 24 24
fax: (+34) 93 268 19 45


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Bar Moriles

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Location:

Calle Antonio Maura 21 y 23
14004 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 957 23 26 28


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Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

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Location:

Calle Caballerizas Reales s/n
Caballerizas Reales
14004 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: 95-742-01-51


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Taller Meryan

Location:

Calleja de las Flores 2
Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: 95-747-59-02


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El Churrasco

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Location:

Calle Romero 16
14003 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 957 290819
fax: +34 957 294081


Day 2 - Cordoba


Once you’re done ogling at the Mezquita from the window of your hotel room, start your day with breakfast at Café Gaudí, where you can sit on the outdoor patio if it’s nice out. Head to the synagogue, a religious monument that was built in the early fourteenth century before the Spanish Inquisition. Midday, you have a few choices for lunch. You could grab some food that’s popular with the locals—panaderías and pastelerías sell empanadas de atún and napolitanas de jamón y queso (baked pastries filled with tuna or ham and cheese). If you’re a little hungrier, go for a doner kebab (pita filled with beef, chicken, or falafel, lettuce, tomato, and onion), or if you’d rather sit down and enjoy a nice meal, try Taberna Casa Pepe de la Judería. After having learned a bit about Cordoba’s religious and political history at the Alcazar and Sinagoga, you’re ready to visit the famous Mezquita-Catedral. El Caballo Rojo is a classy spot for dinner, and afterward, check out Tablao Cardenal for some of the best flamenco in Cordoba.


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Café Gaudí

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Location:

Avenida del Gran Capitán, 22
14001 Cordoba, España

Contact:

tel: +34 957 471 736, +34 957 485 842


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Sinagoga

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Location:

Calle Judíos 20
14004 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: 95-720-29-28


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Taberna Casa Pepe de la Judería

Location:

Calle Romero 1
Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: 95-720-07-44


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La Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba (The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba)

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Location:

Calle Cardenal Herrero, 1
Calles Torrijos and Cardenal Herrero s/n (south of the train station, just north of the Roman bridge)
14003 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 958-225-226, +34 677-417-790
fax: +34 958-994-612


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El Caballo Rojo

Location:

Cardinal Herrero 28
Plaza de la Hoguera
Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: 95-747-53-75


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Tablao Cardenal

Location:

C/Torrijos 10
14003 Cordoba, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 95-748-31-12


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