Cordoba Tour by Day

Our Córdoba Tour is one of most popular day trips and the city always delights our guests.

Highlights

  • Visit the sublime Mezquita, now the Cathedral of Córdoba (self-guided visit)
  • Stroll the Old Town and the former Jewish Quarter
  • Visit a boutique hotel pieced together from various city palaces
  • Enjoy a local lunch
  • Free time for shopping or taking photographs

ALL TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AS PRIVATE TOURS FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY/GROUP/PARTY

Trip Profile

Duration:
1 Day
Best Time To Visit:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
May for the Flowers
Tour Dates/Days:
Flexible
Group Size:
Min: 2
Max: 20
Grade:
Moderate
The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba

Tour Summary

There is much to cover in our time there but due to the compact Old Town, we can cover most sights on a 2km walking circuit.

We explore the Judería (The Former Jewish Quarter) and peek into the Synagogue and then enjoy one of the most emblematic local neighbourhoods and see the typical streets decorated with pot plants and hanging baskets. We pause to contemplate a wonderful living sculpture by Juan Manuel Belmonte which depicts the tradition of floral decoration. On our walking tour, we will also visit a wonderful boutique hotel made from two ancient houses in the Old Town.

The highlight of the Cordoba Tour is your exploration of the Mesquita or the former Mosque of the mighty Al-Andalus Muslim kingdom. This Mosque was second only to the Great Mosque of Damascus, and it is one of the most unique and beautiful buildings in Europe. After your self-guided visit inside, we will make our way to one of our favourite TOMA restaurants.

There will some free time for shopping or photography before making our way home through the olive groves of Andalucía.

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Itinerary

  • Pick up and drive to Cordoba in comfort of private vehicle
  • Explore the Juderia
  • Take in the patios with their colourful flowerpots and displays
  • Visit a boutique hotel made from two ancient houses
  • Lunch
  • Mezquita tour
  • Free time
  • Scenic drive through the olive groves back to your designated drop-off point

Arrival:

Our driver will collect you from a designated pick up point.

Malaga has direct flights from the USA and major European cities.

Departure:

You will be dropped off at a pre-arranged drop-off point.

Prices

Please enquire for prices

As TOMA & COE is a bespoke travel agency working with private clients and small groups, prices may vary slightly according to the time of year.

Costs are based on double occupancy/a minimum of two guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Cordoba so special?
Cordoba is a UNESCO world heritage site with sublime examples of Moorish architecture, including the Mezquita/Cathedral. The Old Town also has a magical charm, and the patio displays in May are an incredible sight to behold.

Is Cordoba easy to walk around?
Yes, Cordoba is relatively flat, so walking around the main sights of Cordoba is not difficult. The Old Town is also fairly compact, so you can see monuments, great restaurants and so on, within a small distance.

What food is Cordoba famous for?
Cordoba is known for the cold tomato soup Salmorejo (similar to gazpacho), Rabo de Toro (oxtail), Montilla artichokes and during spring & early summer snails are a popular tapa.

What is a fun fact about Córdoba?
The world’s largest olive plantations can be found in the province of Cordoba.

Why was Córdoba important to Muslims?
By 929, the Umayyads had assumed the title of the caliphate, aiming to establish their capital, Córdoba, as the focal point of the Muslim world. The Mosque of Córdoba served as the emblem of Umayyad authority and served as the hub of the city’s intellectual pursuits.

Reviews

Leo
★★★★★

TOMA & COE work with local guides who know their respective areas extremely well – each local guide had us falling in love with their city.

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