Excursions to Cordoba
General information about Cordoba
Cordoba, capital of the province of Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain, was an Iberian and Roman city in ancient times where you will still find impressive architectural reminders in the old town.
The first trace of human presence in the province of Cordoba are remains of the Neanderthal man, dating to 32.000 BC. In the 10th and beginning of the 11th century it has been estimated that Cordoba was one of the most populous cities of the world.
The summers in Cordoba have the highest maximum temperatures in Europe, sometimes exceeding 40ºC.
Reasons to visit CORDOBA
Cordoba, has the second largest Old Town of Europe, and the largest urban area in the world declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Considered the most important historical buildings in the old town of Cordoba are: The Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Roman temple and the Roman bridge.
The Cathedral and former Great Mosque of Cordoba (Mezquita-Catedral) dates from the year 600 and was originally a pagan temple, later a Visigoth Christian church, before the Umayyad Moors at first converted the building into a mosque and then built a new mosque on the site.
Near the mosque/cathedral you will find the Jewish quarter, which consists of many irregular streets. In this area you will find the Cordoba Synagogue which is a historical edifice built in 1315.
At the river "Guadalquivir", Spain's second largest river, are situated the mills of the Guadalvivir, which were used by the Muslims to grid flour. The Roman walls are surrounding the large Old Town of Cordoba, where you will find 3 gates: Puerta de Almodóvar, the Puerta de Sevilla and Puerta del Puente, which remain from the 13 gates the city once had.
Parks and Gardens: Cruz Conde, Botanic garden and zoo; these three places are near each other. We think that Alcazar Garden, Duque de Rivas Gardens, Victoria Gardens, Juan Carlos I Park and Asomadilla Park are very interesting sites to enjoy a calm walk. We recommend you visit some yards with its pretty decoration and the Corredera square.
There is a lot more to discover in Cordoba, which makes Cordoba a city worth visiting during your stay in Andalusia.
Transfers from Malaga airport to Cordoba
When our customers do not need an excursion, however they want to travel to the destination of Cordoba, we advise to take note of services that we provide with Malaga airport transfers to Cordoba, the best way of transport, without a doubt.
Cordoba photo gallery
|Cathedral of Cordoba||The impressive Roman Bridge||A beautiful yard in Cordoba|
|Roman ruins||Corredera square||Cordoba Mosque|
Map From Malaga to Cordoba
Distance: 170 kilometers | Travel Time: 2 hours