Cordoba is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Cordoba one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Cordoba is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Cordoba or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Cordoba. Explore the historical monuments of Cordoba with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Cordoba guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Cordoba page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Cordoba landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Cordoba.
#1 of 18 Historical Places in Cordoba | Added 13149 times in trip plans
Calle del Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain
08:30 am - 06:00 pm
This grand edifice built in the 10th century has the unique distinction of being a mosque and a cathedral. The interiors are spacious , incredibly spiritual and peaceful. The mosque-cathedral exhibits the amalgamation of Islamic and Christian architecture and since it took more than 250 years to complete, it also represents the changing styles and ...
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Plaza Campo Santo de los Mártires, s/n, 14004 Córdoba, Spain
08:30 am - 06:00 pm
Stunning, lush gardens hug this palace-fortress that was built in 1328. A brilliant example of Moorish architecture , the Alcazar is a quadrangular building with 4 towers, three of which still stand tall. The walls and ceilings are adorned with intricate Stucco designs and the fortress also has the Royal baths that are quite interesting to see beca...
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Calle de los Judíos, 20, 14004 Córdoba
The Jews have played a special part in the prosperity of Cordoba. They were given religious independence under the Caliphate and Jewish life and intellectualism flourished under the Arab rule. One can almost smell the Moorish influence in the narrow network of fascinating alleys. There are a number of monuments of interest in the historic centre of...
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Ctra. de Palma del Rio, km. 5,5, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
An on-going archaeological excavation, the Medinat Al-Zahra is a historical treasure which used to be a town with palaces and official buildings. The enigmatic palace made by Abd-al Rahman has been excavated and the ruins are reminiscent of a glorious fortress that was full of rich, luscious finery. The Royal castle is built at the highest level, o...
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Plaza de Don Gome, 2, 14001 Córdoba, Spain
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
A beautiful palace surrounded by patios, the Palacio de Viana is a sight to behold, especially in spring. The palace is packed with arts and interesting objects and adorned by 12 spectacular patios blooming with flowers of every colour. Orange trees and Cypresses dance in the gardens and inside the palace, grand staircases and galleries give the vi...
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Varias Calles, Cordoba, Spain
The patios of Cordoba are one of its most striking features; they also have a festival that celebrates the beautiful patios of old Cordoba! The practice of having a courtyard in the house was started by the Romans and later revised by Muslims. The courtyard often had a fountain or a well and eventually the Muslims added a porch at the entrance of t...
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Puente Romano, s/n, 14009 Córdoba, Spain
10:00 am - 08:30 pm
The Calahorra Towers were built in 1329 by Enrique 2 to defend the city from an attack from his own brother. Inside, you’ll find The Institute for Dialogue between Cultures which is a museum with audio visual educational presentations which give great insights on Cordoba history. The Towers are located at the end of the Roman Bridge. A great visit to learn about the Moorish culture.
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Calle de los Judíos, 20, 14004 Córdoba, Spain
09:00 am - 02:45 pm
A testament of Cordoba’s religious harmony, the synagogue is a small yet significant monument. The fascinating Jewish quarter spread around this tall building. It’s easy to feel totally at peace once inside the building, there are Hebrew inscriptions on the stuccoed walls that are typically reminiscent of Mudejar. It is one out of only ...
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Plaza de Jerónimo Páez, 7, 14003 Córdoba, Spain
09:00 am - 08:30 pm
The Archaeological Museum of Cordoba is a treasure trove of information and insights. Built on the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre, this museum is set in the Renaissance palace of Paez de Castillejo family. The building itself is impressive, surrounded by patios and rich artwork on the ceilings. The collection of artefacts is extensive and charts t...
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Calle Averroes, s/n, 14004 Córdoba, Spain
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
This Chapel for San Bartolome is a gothic building with Moorish decor, a spectacular mix of Muslim and Christian art. It was built during the 14th century and still remains a marvellous example of Mudéjar architecture. The ribbed dome ceilings and the tiled pedestal stand out in this historical monument.
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Calle Judios n12, 14004
10:30 am - 08:30 pm
In Cordoba, the old houses make for the best museums. Casa Andalusi is one such charming, quaint house full of tucked-away fountains and eclectic gardens that exhibits the old ways of the Moors and their resources for survival. There is a wealth of information in this small museum; right from a glimpse into one of world’s oldest paper factory...
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Plaza del Potro, 10, 14002 Córdoba, Cordoba (Andalusia)
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Cervantes immortalized this inn in Don Quixote and for good measure, this beautiful ancient building is typically Spanish yet stands out amongst all the other patio-esque houses. Declared a heritage building, the structure is pretty much as it was in the 15th Century with the central courtyards, banisters and wooden roof.
An audio-visual presentati...
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Calle del Castillo, Almodovar del Rio, Spain
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
Castillo de Almodovar is a fortress of Arab origin that lies at a distance of 22 kilometres from Cordoba. It lies atop a hill and offers breathtaking views of the surroundings along with a peek into Spanish history.
Almodóvar played a key role in the defence of Cordoba due to its strategic location, as it is situated upon a 252 meter hill, a...
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14004 Cordoba, Spain
The Puerta de Almodovar is the archway which gives access to the old Jewish town of Cordoba. The archway extends to a wall that was made to protect the old town centre of the city. The wall has a Moorish castle like design and most of what is visible today is part of the original 14th century archway. The gateway is perfect to prepare the visitor f...
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Plaza de San Nicolás, 0, 14003 Córdoba, Spain
08:30 am - 08:30 pm
The Church of San Nicolas de la Villa was constructed over an old mosque in 1236 by King Fernando III after his conquest of the city. The church has a notable bell tower with Mudejar style architecture and was constructed at the end of the 15th century by Gonzalo Rodríguez. The style of the church is Gothic-Mudejar and has three naves. ...