Patios de San Basilio, Cordoba: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Malaga: Cordoba Day Trip and Mosque-Cathedral

From Malaga: Cordoba Day Trip and Mosque-Cathedral

Take a guided day trip from Malaga to Cordoba by bus. Here you can enjoy two options of the day trip: Visit Cordoba during five hours by your own pace or explore the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s most visited monuments, with entry tickets included. Stroll the charming streets of the Jewish Quarter on a walking tour and marvel at the ancient Synagogue. Cross the Roman Bridge, famous for being the setting for the hit TV show Game of Thrones. Follow your guide on a 1-hour walk through a well-preserved historic neighborhood of the Caliphate city, the Jewish quarter of Cordoba. Take a stroll down the famous street of Calleja de las Flores, also known as the Handkerchief Lane. Pass by the Synagogue of Cordoba, the only synagogue that has been preserved in Andalusia after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Continue to one of the most important squares in the middle of the Jewish quarter, Plaza Maimónides. See its characteristic bronze statue of Maimónides, in honor of this famous Cordobian Jewish philosopher and physician. Then, head to the Patio de los Naranjos to start a guided tour of the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, one of Spain’s most celebrated monuments. Learn how the opulent house of worship was originally built as a mosque in the 8th century and later converted into a cathedral. Later, get some free time to stroll through the historic center of the city. See key monuments like the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Patios de San Basilio. Try local gastronomy such as flamenquines (fried pork rolls) or salmorejo (cold tomato soup). Finally, meet your guide at the pre-decided time to start your return journey to Malaga.

From Madrid: The Best of Córdoba in One Day by Train

From Madrid: The Best of Córdoba in One Day by Train

Embark on a fascinating day trip from Madrid to the historic city of Córdoba, conveniently accessible in just 2-hours by high-speed train. This tour is an exceptional opportunity to experience the blend of cultures that make Córdoba a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. Upon arrival, be ready to immerse yourself in Córdoba’s storied past. An expert guide will lead you through the city’s charming streets to the magnificent Mezquita-Catedral. Step inside to marvel at the stunning array of Islamic and Christian architectural styles, symbolizing centuries of religious history under one roof. Admire the iconic striped arches and the ornate mihrab, among other noteworthy features. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, known for its narrow lanes, traditional houses, and historical synagogues, offering a glimpse into medieval Córdoba. After exploring these iconic sites, you’ll have some free time to wander through Córdoba at your own pace. You might choose to explore more local attractions, indulge in Andalusian cuisine, or relax in one of the city’s lovely courtyards. As the day concludes, your high-speed train will await to take you back to Madrid, ending a day replete with cultural enrichment and historical discovery.

Córdoba: San Basilio Festival of the Courtyards Walking Tour

Córdoba: San Basilio Festival of the Courtyards Walking Tour

Everyone thinks that the Patios de Córdoba are important for the flowers and plants, but this is not the case. Discover the origin and evolution of the Patio Houses of Córdoba. The Patios contest is held in May. This is the month par excellence in Córdoba, since we celebrate many festivities and Córdoba dresses in spring. In this visit we will reveal the reason why the Festival of the Courtyards was declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2012. We will walk through the San Basilio neighborhood to discover 5 typical Cordovan patios and much more because, did you know that this neighborhood is also a Jewish quarter?

Cordoba : Patios Private Walking Tour

Cordoba : Patios Private Walking Tour

As the evening descends and the jasmine-scented air fills with the hum of conversation, you'll explore the unique world of Córdoba's patios. These vibrant spaces, classified by their usage and history, are lovingly cared for by families who share them, each one a botanical masterpiece of climbing plants, jasmine, geraniums, roses, and more. During the month of May, when the patios are at their most splendid, join us to wander through 10 to 15 of these hidden gems. Many of them have been winners of the annual competition, offering a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances that capture the essence of Andalusia's springtime. Your journey will take you through the historic neighborhoods of Santa Marina, San Agustín, and San Lorenzo, areas that remain undiscovered by most visitors. Along the way, you'll stop at a traditional tavern to taste a Fino wine D.O. Montilla-Moriles paired with a savory tapa, completing your sensory experience of Córdoba's cultural and gastronomic delights.

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