Top Historical Places in Cordoba

Are you looking to explore the history of Cordoba through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Cordoba including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Cordoba. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Cordoba ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Cordoba, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Cordoba for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Cordoba with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Great Cathedral And Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Observatory, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 tastes over the centuries. A revolutionary buil...Read more
  2. Alcazar De Los Reyes Cristianos

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    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 because of their elaborate setting and intelligent ...Read more
  3. Jewish Quarter

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Shopping Center

    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 Cordoba, of which the Jewish quarter is one of...Read more
  4. Madinat Al-zahra

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    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, overlooking the town on three levels, surrounded...Read more
  5. Palacio Museo De Viana

    Tags: Outdoors, Palace, Architecture

    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 visitor a feeling of awe and grandiose. A visit t...Read more
  6. Patios De Cordoba

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    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 the house and started decorating it with flowers...Read more
  7. Calahorra Towers

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Tower

    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.
  8. Sinagoga

    Tags: Religious Site, Monument

    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 three synagogues still existing throughout Spai...Read more
  9. Museo Arqueologico De Cordoba

    Tags: Museum, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    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 the Roman era with many sculptures, mosaics and ...Read more
  10. Castillo De Almodovar

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    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, alongside the Guadalquivir river which in those ...Read more
  11. Puerta De Almodvar

    Tags: Historical Site, Town, Architecture

    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 for what lies inside; a town stuck in the pages ...Read more
  12. Iglesia De Santa Marina

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Santa Marina Church is one of the major Reconquista churches and it consists of three naves. Three massive pillars on its front make this Lord’s house look like a fortress. Therefore, the church is commonly known as Fortress Church. Inside the building there are several breathtaking paintings, including the altarpiece of Rosario Virgin (Virgen del Rosario). Constructed in the 7th century,...Read more
  13. San Nicolas De Villa

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    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. The naves are decorated by interesting painting...Read more
  14. Casa Andalusi

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Archaeological Site , Exhibition

    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 to an ancient coin collection. The mosaics and...Read more
  15. Capilla Mudejar De San Bartolome

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Arts And Crafts

    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.