In Andalusia lies Córdoba with its eventful history, which is still reflected in the city today. The city is one of Andalusia’s main tourist attractions.
One of the most historically interesting places in the city is the Mezquita. The Unesco World Heritage Site was once a mosque that was converted into a church after 1236. The old town with its winding streets is very popular with visitors to the city. Many tourists come to the city for a day trip. But you should take some time, because there is a lot to discover.
Sights in Códoba
Travel information about Córdoba
The small airport of Córdoba is not served by international connections. The nearest larger international airports are in Madrid, Seville or Málaga.
The city is easily reached by train from Málaga, Seville or Madrid. The train station is connected to the AVE rapid transit system of the Spanish RENFE. There are direct train connections from many Andalusian cities, including Seville, Málaga, Cádiz, Jerez and Jáen.
The station is a little outside the centre and the walk is quite long.
The bus station in Córdoba is right next to the main train station. There are direct connections from all the major cities in Andalusia.
The city is located on the Spanish A 4 (Autovía del Sur) Madrid – Córdoba – Sevilla – Jerez de la Frontera. From Málaga it takes about 2,5h.
On the way in…
The streets that are open to cars in the city centre are often narrow and crowded. Many areas are signposted as pedestrian zones.
Buses travel through Cordoba on 14 routes. Buses are not allowed in the old town.
The city is trying to promote the use of bicycles. There are now almost 30 kilometres of cycle paths throughout the city.
The city centre is a spacious pedestrian zone. It is easy to walk to the most important sights.
Parking in the old town is problematic. Many streets are for pedestrians only, in others you can only park with a parking ticket. There is an underground car park on Paseo de la Victoria near the Mosque-Cathedral.
Best time to travel
Cordoba has a continental Mediterranean climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, winters are mild and frost is rare.
Summers are usually very hot with high daily temperature fluctuations. More than 40°C are regularly reached during this time.
Due to the Atlantic influence, rainfall is concentrated in the cooler months of December to February.