City Tours Cordoba

The city of Cordoba has countless spots to visit. And without a doubt, the best way to explore the city is  to book a city tour in Cordoba.

The Best City Tours in Cordoba

Discover one of the most charming towns in Spain with these guided tours handpicked by our team.

We promise 😊. We do not use algorithms. Our team of local experts only selects the best guided tours in Cordoba operated by reputable local companies.

The Best Guided Tours in Cordoba

One-Day Walking Tours of Cordoba’s Top Sights

Make the most of your stay in Cordoba with any of these walking tours! During approximately 4 hours you will discover the top sightseeing places in Cordoba.

These tours are the perfect introduction to delving into the history of Córdoba.

During the tour you will visit the emblematic Jewish Quarter with its narrow streets and whitewashed houses with typical patios. This neighborhood was home to the Jewish community between the 10th and 15th centuries.

The Jewish Quarter of Cordoba is also home to the wonderful Cordoba Synagogue (included in the tour), one of the few medieval synagogues that are preserved in Spain.

Of course, these tours also include a visit to two of the most important buildings in the city, the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba (a masterpiece of Spanish-Muslim architecture) and the Alcazar of Cordoba (Fortess of the Christian Monarchs). Without these buildings it is impossible to understand the history of Cordoba.

Main Tour Spots: 

  • Alcazar of Cordoba
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Synagogue 
  • Statue of the Jewish philosopher Maimonides
  • Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • Roman Brigde
  • Cordoba’s Flower Alley
  • Almodovar Gate
  • Local Souk
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4-Hour Tour of Cordoba

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Cordoba Intensive Tour

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Cordoba Complete Tour

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The Essential Tour of Cordoba

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4-hour tour: Alcazar, Mosque and Synagogue

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Cordoba in Depth Walking Tour

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Guided Tours of the Patios in Cordoba

No trip to Cordoba is complete without visiting the traditional patios, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, especially during the month of May and June when the Courtyard Contest in Cordoba takes place. This festival was even included to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012.

⚠ ATTENTION!!  Normally these patios are open to the public only during the months of May and June. However, during this tour you will be able to visit between 5 and 8 private patios that the neighbors open exclusively for these guided tours.

The origin of patios dates back to Roman times. During those times, the social life of the community revolved around the patio where the neighbors gathered to talk, wash their clothes in the well or simply kill time.

At the same time, in order to withstand the intense heat of the spring and summer months, the neighbors began to plant small fruit trees and plants to provide shade and cool the environment.

Incredibly, throughout the centuries, Christians, Muslims and Jews kept this way of living intact to this day.

During these guided tours you will be able to delve much more into the origin of the patios of Cordoba and discover many curious and interesting facts.

The duration of these guided tours of the patios in Cordoba is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

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Patios of Cordoba Walking Tour

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Guided Tour of the Patios in Cordoba

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Cordoba’s Authentic Patios

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Walking Tour of the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba

The Jewish community, before its expulsion in 1492, had an enormous influence in Cordoba. The Jews in Cordoba held important public positions and controlled much of the city’s commerce and finances.

The influence of this community in Cordoba reached such an extreme that the government built one of the most important synagogues in Europe in the Middle Ages.

During this guided tour of the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba you will explore the history of this community, including important Jewish figures such as Maimonides (philosopher, astronomer and physician born in Cordoba in the twelfth century).

At the same time you will learn how Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted in the same city for centuries.

Of course, the guided visit to the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba has to include a visit to the Cordoba Synagogue, one of the three medieval synagogues that are preserved in Spain. After the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, the synagogues in Spain were converted into churches or destroyed. But the Cordoba Synagogue and 2 other Toledo synagogues were the only ones that remained from that period.

Main Tour Spots:

  • Judíos Street, Plaza de Judá Leví, the Flower Alley and the most popular streets of the Jewish Quarter
  • Statue of Maimonides
  • Synagogue of Cordoba
  • Local souk (traditional market)
  • Almodovar Gate
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Jewish Quarter, Synagogue, Alcazar and Mosque

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Alcazar + Synagogue + Jewish Quarter

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Cordoba Highlights Walking Tour

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Jewish Quarter & Alcazar of Cordoba

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Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

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Guided Tour Jewish Quarter + Alcazar

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Food Tours in Cordoba

If there is something great about traveling to Andalusia, and especially Cordoba, it is the delicious local cuisine.

Andalucia produces some of the most internationally known Spanish gastronomy products, such as wine, Iberian ham, olive oil or cheese. Believe us, the cuisine of Andalusia is delicious!

In fact, Andalusia is the main world producer of olive oil, and Iberian hams from Jabugo (western part of Andalusia) are one of the 5 protected designations of origin (only 5 !!!!) in Spain.

Fortunately, in Cordoba you can taste all these products and many more. Are you really going to miss the chance?

However, as a tourist it is not always easy to find authentic places to eat. The Old Town in Cordoba is full of toursit traps. So, we think that reserving a tapas tour in Cordoba can be an excellent introduction to the local gastronomy.

Before booking a tapas tour you should know some basic concepts to better understand this Spanish tradition 😉

-Tapas are small portions of food or snacks that you can find in popular bars and taverns.

-The variety of tapas is incredible. Any dish or elaboration, no matter how complicated it is, is susceptible to becoming a tapa. Thus, some chefs define tapas as “miniature food“. Even world-renowned chefs such as Ferra Adria or Dabid Muñoz (both awarded with 3 Michelin stars) offer tapas in their restaurants.

-Usually bars specialize in one or two types of tapas

-Going out to eat tapas in Spain is a way to socialize and spend time with friends and co-workers.

-Spanish people usually eat tapas standing at the bar, although there are tables available 😆

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Tapas Tour in Cordoba

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Olive Oil Tasting Breakfast & Tour

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Cordoba Wine Tasting Tour

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Sunset Walking Tour in Cordoba

Visiting Cordoba at night is truly a unique experience that will make you travel back in time.

This kind of tour is especially interesting during the summer months, as it allows you to explore the city without having to endure the intense heat during the central hours of the day. Keep in mind that during July and August temperatures can easily exceed 40ºC (105ºF) ☀️☀️☀️

During this tour in Cordoba you will visit the narrow streets of the historic center, including emblematic places such as the Jewish Quarter, the Roman Bridge, the Mosque of Cordoba or the Alcazar. All of them beautifully illuminated.

The icing on the cake! The visit includes a glass of wine in one of the most spectacular rooftop bars in Cordoba from where you can enjoy wonderful views of the illuminated historic center.

Main Tour Spots:

  • Jewish Quarter
  • Synagogue of Cordoba
  • Alcazar
  • Roman Bridge
  • Alcazar of Cordoba
  • Almodovar Gate
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Rooftop bar in the Jewish Quarter

Important  This tour does not include the interior of any building / attraction. Explanations are made from the outside.

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Cordoba Guided Tour at Nightfall

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Cordoba Sunset Tour

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Bike Tour in Cordoba

Despite the fact that the historic center of Cordoba is full of narrow streets and tourists, Cordoba is a pleasant city to visit by bike. There are numerous bike lanes and locals have adopted a respectful traffic culture.

Furthermore, a guided bike tour in Cordoba allows you to expand the radius of your visit.

99% of tourists only visit the historic center of Cordoba. But other parts of the city are also very nice to explore such as the Plaza de las Tendillas area where you will find elegant buildings from the early 20th century and wide avenues. 

In other words, all the bike tours included here will allow you to discover the historic center of Cordoba but also an interesting part of the modern city (20th and 21st century).

Main Tour Spots: 

Among other places, these guided bike tours in Cordoba include:

  • Mosque of Cordoba
  • Alcazar of Cordoba
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • The Roman Bridge
  • Corredera Square
  • Viana Palace
  • Tendillas Square
  • Church of Santa Marina
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Electric Bike Tour in Cordoba

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The Best of Cordoba Bike Tour

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Cordoba Highlights Bike Tours

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Segway Tour in Cordoba

Just like the bike, a Segway tour allows you to discover many more spots than walking.

Riding a Segway is really a fascinating and very fun experience. If you’ve never ridden, Segways are very easy to use. Anyway, before starting the tour the guide will give you the basic instructions to drive the segway.

Fortunately in Cordoba there are several companies offering Segway tours so you have several different routes and schedules to choose from.

These Segway tours generally last approximately 1 hour – 1.5 hours. This time is more than enough to explore the historic center and the most important parts of the modern city center (20th century).

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Segway Tour of Cordoba

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Cordoba Segway Sightseeing Tour

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Cordoba on Segway

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Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the number of days you stay in Cordoba. If you are only one day we recommend that you take a 4-hour tour. Without a doubt, this is the best way to make the most of your stay in Cordoba. In only 4 hours you will be able to visit the most important and popular tourist attractions in Cordoba. 

However, if you are in Cordoba for 2 or 3 days, we recommend dividing the city into several parts and booking a tour for each of them.

The essential walking tours to explore Cordoba and its fascinating history in depth would be:

Jewish Quarter

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

-Alcazar of Cordoba

-Medina Azahara

We love food 😅😅, so if you are in Cordoba for several days we would also include a tapas tour at night. Another interesting option before leaving Cordoba is to attend a Flamenco show.

If you are so lucky to visit Cordoba in spring, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the famous patios of Cordoba.

Spaniards rarely tip. However, tour guides in Cordoba mostly work with tourists from all over the world, especially from the United States. Therefore, although it is not mandatory, they usually expect a tip.

Our recommendation. If you are happy with the service and you leave a tip between 5% and 10%, the guide will be super duper happy.

All the guided tours listed here have a flexible cancellation policy. You can cancel for free up to 48-24 hours before the start of the tour. Read the cancellation policy carefully for more details.

Canceling is very easy. Once you have booked your guided tour in Cordoba, you will receive a confirmation email. In this same email you will find a link to cancel your reservation.

It is very risky to try to do the tour without prior reservation. These tour operators work primarily with online reservations and have small groups.

In a hypothetical case, if you turn up at the meeting point without reservation, it is very likely that the group is fully booked.

Cordoba is a great city to walk and there are many pedestrian zones. We can bet that you will be walking from morning until sunset, so bring comfortable shoes.

In autumn, winter and spring the temperature is relatively pleasant in Cordoba. However, in summer the temperatures are extremely high and the solar radiation is very intense. Heat waves are quite frequent and the temperature can exceed 45ºC (113ºF)!!!

The average temperature in winter is approximately 10ºC (50ºF). Early in the morning and at night the temperature can drop to around 0ºC (32ºF), so we recommend that you wear gloves and warm clothing.

Without a doubt the best time of year to visit Cordoba is spring (average temperature: 15ºC / 59ºF).

Although Cordoba is not a city where it rains a lot, the greatest amount of rainfall is concentrated in autumn (October, November and December). Consider bringing an umbrella or a raincoat just in case.

If you visit Cordoba in summer we recommend you make a check list that includes:

Yes, we have included swimsuit. If your hotel has a pool, we are sure that you would like to take a dip to cool off 😁

Absolutely. Cordoba is a very quiet city with very low crime rates. In addition, the tourist areas are closely guarded by the police.

Like any tourist city, you must have a few basic precautions.

  • Avoid using cash
  • Do not leave your belongings unattended, even in the hall of your hotel
  • If someone tries to stop you on the street to sell something or ask for directions, just ignore them.
  • Wear your backpack on your front