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8 Best things to see & do in Cordoba

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Fiesta of Patios

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Exterior of a building with purple trailing flowers covering the facade

Experience

For two weeks in May, home-owners in Cordoba’s old neighbourhoods show off their gorgeous white-washed courtyards to the public, filled with flowers in a mind-bobbling explosion of colour and fragrance.

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 2 weeks

When: May

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Victoria Market

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

View inside the covered market, where stalls have seating and food on display

Experience

Andalusia’s first food court occupies a 19th-century forged iron building, where 20 stalls sell delicacies from around the world, along with local goodies (the seafood is exceptional); tables in the gardens wait for tasting them in-situ.

Good for age: 18+

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Flamenco at Tablao Cardenal

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Three flamenco dancers wearing red perform on stage

Experience

Very professional Flamenco club founded back in the 1990s near La Mezquita with only 50 seats, but plenty of passion; several of its seven talented artists have won national prizes for their guitar-playing and dancing.

Adult price: 20

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1 hour

When: Daily

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El Zoco

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Exterior of the marketplace, with many arches and people walking around

Experience

Also known as the Mercado de la Artesania, this patio house in Calle Judio hosted the first handicraft shops in Spain. Come here to peruse the city’s traditional arts – leather, ceramics and silver – and watch silversmiths make delicate filigree.

Good for age: 18+

Hammam at Hammam Al Andalus

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Stone hammam beds under arches beside the bathing pool

Experience

Next to La Mezquita, a small hammam in a traditional Andalusian brick, tiles and garden setting. The massages are excellent including the hot stone bed option; it’s so relaxing your two-hour slot will seem to fly by. Book online here.

Adult price: 29

Min age 18

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 1-3 hours

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Medina Azahara

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Sunny ruins of the Upper Basilica building from the Medina Azahara

Experience

The partially excavated and reconstructed halls, mosque, gate, porticoes and gardens of a 112-hectare mysterious palace city. It was built in the 10th century by Abd-ar-Rahman III, the first Caliph of Cordoba; now a World Heritage Site.

Adult price: 17

Good for age: 18+

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  • Andalusia, Spain

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Madrid may have the biggest stars, but Andalusia was its birthplace, and the tradition of Flamenco pulses through Andalusia’s blood. Book in for a passionate night of guitars, singing, stamping steps and colourful, swirling dresses.

Adult price: 15

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 90 minutes

When: Daily

Freq: daily