Cordoba Tourism And Travel Guide
13.4° C / 56.1° F
March to May
2 to 4 Days
Cordoba Airport (6 kms)
Cordoba Railway Station (2 kms)
Cordoba is often forgotten in lieu of the larger, more commercialized Spanish cities. However, historically the city served as the capital of the Roman, Moorish and Catholic Empires. The Grand Mosque-Cathedral serves to this day as a shining example of the hybrid design-style structures still gracing the city. The Juderia Quarter is a charming neighbourhood laden with white-washed houses with charming patios, a defining feature of the city. The best way to reach the city is via road or train as the Cordoba Airport does not allow commercial flights to land and take off from it.
Being the hottest city in Europe during the summer, tourism here in Cordoba is booming between March and May when the climate is well-balanced. The traditional Tapas Bars and extensive shopping markets are additional bonuses for visitors exploring the city. This travel guide will aim to shed more light on the ancient wonder that is Cordoba.
How To Reach
The closest airport to the city is Cordoba Airport, 6 km away. However, only private planes can land at this airport. As a result visitors will need to fly to Madrid or Seville close by and then figure out a way to get to the city. This is the only way to reach for international visitors.
One of the most popular ways to reach the city, Spain's intricately connected roadway network makes it easy for visitors travelling locally to get into the city.
This is the best way to reach Cordoba. The Cordoba Railway Station is located very close to the main city attractions and is connected to most of the important cities in Spain.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
Winter Season (December - February):
This season is relatively well-balanced, with the weather averaging at 10° C. Post sunset the temperatures can drop to single digits in December.
Spring Season (March - May):
Generally the best time to visit Cordoba, this season is on occassion known to have primarily sunny days accompanied by light rainfall at times.
Summer Season (June - August):
Cordoba is known to have the hottest summer season in all of Europe. Travel to the city during this period is not advisded. For visitors adamant on making a trip, keeping hydrated at all times is a must.
Autumn Season (September - November):
Another popular season for tourism, this period occurs as the blistering summer departs just before the onset of winter. Hence, the weather is relatively stable.
Things To Do
The standout structure of Cordoba, exploring the grand Mosque-Cathedral is the best thing to do in the city. The structure is a hybrid of Catholic and Moorish design styles.
Exploring the remnants of this forgotten wonder is a must-do activity to learn more about Cordoba's Moorish Dynasty.
Check Out the Old-School Tapas Bars:
Spain’s Tapas culture is as strong as ever in Cordoba. It is the ideal way to enjoy an evening out, with small portions of finger foods that the Spaniards call Tapas. Be ready for batata bravias (potato fries with mayo or sauces), spanish omelettes, olives, cheeses and meats.
Designed through a combination of Moorish, Roman and Catholic styles, this historic structure is one of the prime examples of Cordoba’s unique history and exploring it is one of the best things to do here.
The food scene in Cordoba is as diverse and delicious as one would expect, owing to its colourful history. The city is home to some of Spain’s most traditional and exquisite Tapas. The food prices in the city are also extremely reasonable, making the food culture more inclusive for younger tourists looking to explore the city. Bodega Guzman, Choco and Regadera are some of the major food hotspots in the city. The Moorish influence extends to the food, with restaurants created Arabic-inspired Tapas items.
Shopping is an absolute delight in Cordoba. The Juderia or Old Jewish Quarter is the place to go for some of the best souvenirs in the city. Everything from leather-made products, Arabic inspired textiles and ceramic items. Artesania Al Andalus is the go-to shop for jewels and adornments and although a little pricey, it provides some of the best quality handicrafts in the city. Mercado Victoria is a great place to pick up some of the finest produce on offer in the city, all locally sourced. This includes meats, cheeses and wines.