EXCURSION TO CORDOBA
Excursions in Costa Del Sol

EXCURSION TO CORDOBA
Excursions in Costa Del Sol

This ancient museum city is famous for its historic Chuderia quarter, the Alcázar Gardens, magnificent patio courtyards and the grandiose Roman Bridge. However, the city's main attraction is the legendary Mosque Cathedral, one of humanity's most extraordinary religious buildings. Excursions in Costa Del Sol
This ancient museum city is famous for its historic Chuderia quarter, the Alcázar Gardens, magnificent patio courtyards and the grandiose Roman Bridge. However, the city's main attraction is the legendary Mosque Cathedral, one of humanity's most extraordinary religious buildings. Excursions in Costa Del Sol
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A group excursion to Cordoba takes place on Thursdays on the Costa del Sol from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Excursions in Costa Del Sol

Price:

  • from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Mijas Costa – 70 € per person
  • from Marbella – 76 € per person
  • from Estepona – 83 € per person
A group excursion to Cordoba takes place on Thursdays on the Costa del Sol from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Excursions in Costa Del Sol

Price:

  • from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Mijas Costa – 70 € per person
  • from Marbella – 76 € per person
  • from Estepona – 83 € per person
The price of the excursion includes:

  • Round trip transfer from the Costa del Sol
  • Walking tour of the ancient quarter of Chuderia, Roman Bridge and Mesquita
  • Guided visit to the Mesquita (Mosque-Cathedral) and entrance fees
    The price of the excursion includes:
    • Round trip transfer from the Costa del Sol
    • Walking tour of the ancient quarter of Chuderia, Roman Bridge and Mesquita
    • Guided visit to the Mesquita (Mosque-Cathedral) and entrance fees
            CORDOBA
            Cordoba is an ideal place to immerse yourself in the history, culture and flavour of Andalusia. It is a magical city where different cultures, peoples and civilisations have coexisted for thousands of years. It has a unique, ancient atmosphere which can be felt in every corner of the ancient quarter. The Romans, Jews, Arabs and Christians have left a fascinating historical legacy in its architecture, traditional crafts and gastronomy.

            Four sites in Cordoba are listed as UNESCO World Heritage: the Mosque Cathedral, the ancient quarter of Chuderia and the Roman Bridge, the Patio Courtyards and the Medina Asarara Palace. Apart from its architectural monuments, Cordoba is also famous for its ancient crafts, which have a long tradition. It is especially famous for its jewellers, ceramics and tanneries, which can still be found in the streets of the Juderia quarter.

            Cordoba is also renowned for its great and varied cuisine. Traditional dishes like oxtail, salmorejo or flamenco can be sampled in the colourful tavernas, accompanied by a glass of local wine.
            MOSQUE-CATHEDRAL
            The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic monuments of world architecture - here a huge ancient mosque sits under the same roof as a magnificent Catholic temple. This unique historic site is, along with the Alhambra, an important Moorish architectural heritage and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.

            It is not only the unusual juxtaposition of Christian and Islamic religious architecture; it is also impressive in its sheer size. With a surface area of over 23,000 m², it was once the second largest mosque in the world.

            The entrance is through the Patio de los Naranjos (the Orange Court), formerly the site of religious ablutions. Inside, the Mesquita is a huge hall of 956 columns connected by two rows of semi-circular red-yellow arches. The structure is shaped like a huge palm forest. The mosque's artistic highlight is the mihrab space with its striking mosaic ornament covering the magnificent dome and walls.

            The Catholic cathedral, literally built into the mosque in the 16th century, looks here like a foreign body, deliberately abstracting from the previous structure. The more striking and powerful is the contrast of this bright and opulent temple, compared to the low, semi-dark Muslim edifice. Besides the beautiful altar, the remarkable choir with splendid woodcarvings stands out here.

            On the perimeter of the Cathedral there are 52 chapels, built between the 13th and 18th centuries. Various styles of religious architecture are represented: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. For a fee, you can climb the cathedral's bell tower (54m high), which offers a magnificent panorama of the city.
            HISTORIC CENTRE Santa Cruz quarter
            The historic centre of Cordoba, situated around the Mosque of Sobor, is one of the most colourful old quarters in Spain. It was already included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984. Cordoba's old town is a "theme park" of Spanish history with old buildings, dozens of small museums, tiny churches, monuments, old craft shops, cozy patios and picturesque taverns.
            The city's oldest architectural landmark is the famous Roman Bridge. Built over 2,000 years ago, this astonishing structure is 331 metres long.

            The Alcázar of the Christian Kings is the second most visited monument in Cordoba after the Mosque. This ancient fortress was once the residence of sultans and Spanish monarchs, a court of the Inquisition and the city jail. The Alcázar has also been the setting for historic events such as the audience of Christopher Columbus and the Catholic Kings. Today the Alcázar is mainly known for its beautiful gardens and the beautiful views over the city from its ancient fortress walls.

            The heart of Cordoba's historic centre is the ancient Jewish quarter of Huderia. This maze of narrow, twisting alleyways can make you feel as if time has stood still, with its appearance unchanged for centuries. In Khuderia, one of only three surviving medieval synagogues is preserved.

            Just down the road is the equally interesting Chapel of San Bartolomé, a small Catholic church built by Moorish craftsmen. It isn't by chance that Cordoba is dubbed the City of 3 Religions. Throughout Córdoba, you can find tiny museums dedicated to the history of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities that have long cohabited peacefully in the city.

            The streets around the mosque are no less colourful. There's the Calle de las Flores, famous for its geranium pots in front of the Cathedral's bell tower, the narrowest alley of the city, the Callejón de Pañuelo, and the ancient 10th century Arab baths converted into an Arab teahouse.
            PATIO OF CORDOBA
            Cordoba's pride and decoration is its patios, its small, flower-drenched courtyards. The sunny climate, low humidity and ancient tradition of colourful patios make them the brightest and most beautiful in Cordoba.

            The best time of year to visit patios is during the spring months, when they are at their most spectacular. Although most are privately owned and closed to the public, some are still accessible.

            How to see a patio?

            1. A few patios are open to the public for free or for a voluntary donation. Others are restaurants, workshops or museums and are open to the public.
            2.Another opportunity to see the patios is the Viana Palace. Here you can visit the 12 beautiful Cordoba patios (ticket price: 6€, free on Wednesdays 14:00-17:00)
            In the neighbouring district of San Basilio you can visit five private patios (Ruta de Patios - ticket price: 5€).
            4. The best opportunity to see the patios is the annual patio festival in May. There are about 60 of the best patios open to the public free of charge during this time and they all compete to be the most beautiful. On the eve of the patio festival, our company organises themed tours to Cordoba.
            CORDOBA
            Cordoba is an ideal place to immerse yourself in the history, culture and flavour of Andalusia. It is a magical city where different cultures, peoples and civilisations have coexisted for thousands of years. It has a unique, ancient atmosphere which can be felt in every corner of the ancient quarter. The Romans, Jews, Arabs and Christians have left a fascinating historical legacy in its architecture, traditional crafts and gastronomy.

            Four sites in Cordoba are listed as UNESCO World Heritage: the Mosque Cathedral, the ancient quarter of Chuderia and the Roman Bridge, the Patio Courtyards and the Medina Asarara Palace. Apart from its architectural monuments, Cordoba is also famous for its ancient crafts, which have a long tradition. It is especially famous for its jewellers, ceramics and tanneries, which can still be found in the streets of the Juderia quarter.

            Cordoba is also renowned for its great and varied cuisine. Traditional dishes like oxtail, salmorejo or flamenco can be sampled in the colourful tavernas, accompanied by a glass of local wine.
            MOSQUE-CATHEDRAL
            The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic monuments of world architecture - here a huge ancient mosque sits under the same roof as a magnificent Catholic temple. This unique historic site is, along with the Alhambra, an important Moorish architectural heritage and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.

            It is not only the unusual juxtaposition of Christian and Islamic religious architecture; it is also impressive in its sheer size. With a surface area of over 23,000 m², it was once the second largest mosque in the world.

            The entrance is through the Patio de los Naranjos (the Orange Court), formerly the site of religious ablutions. Inside, the Mesquita is a huge hall of 956 columns connected by two rows of semi-circular red-yellow arches. The structure is shaped like a huge palm forest. The mosque's artistic highlight is the mihrab space with its striking mosaic ornament covering the magnificent dome and walls.

            The Catholic cathedral, literally built into the mosque in the 16th century, looks here like a foreign body, deliberately abstracting from the previous structure. The more striking and powerful is the contrast of this bright and opulent temple, compared to the low, semi-dark Muslim edifice. Besides the beautiful altar, the remarkable choir with splendid woodcarvings stands out here.

            On the perimeter of the Cathedral there are 52 chapels, built between the 13th and 18th centuries. Various styles of religious architecture are represented: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. For a fee, you can climb the cathedral's bell tower (54m high), which offers a magnificent panorama of the city.
            HISTORIC CENTRE Santa Cruz quarter
            The historic centre of Cordoba, situated around the Mosque of Sobor, is one of the most colourful old quarters in Spain. It was already included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984. Cordoba's old town is a "theme park" of Spanish history with old buildings, dozens of small museums, tiny churches, monuments, old craft shops, cozy patios and picturesque taverns.
            The city's oldest architectural landmark is the famous Roman Bridge. Built over 2,000 years ago, this astonishing structure is 331 metres long.

            The Alcázar of the Christian Kings is the second most visited monument in Cordoba after the Mosque. This ancient fortress was once the residence of sultans and Spanish monarchs, a court of the Inquisition and the city jail. The Alcázar has also been the setting for historic events such as the audience of Christopher Columbus and the Catholic Kings. Today the Alcázar is mainly known for its beautiful gardens and the beautiful views over the city from its ancient fortress walls.

            The heart of Cordoba's historic centre is the ancient Jewish quarter of Huderia. This maze of narrow, twisting alleyways can make you feel as if time has stood still, with its appearance unchanged for centuries. In Khuderia, one of only three surviving medieval synagogues is preserved.

            Just down the road is the equally interesting Chapel of San Bartolomé, a small Catholic church built by Moorish craftsmen. It isn't by chance that Cordoba is dubbed the City of 3 Religions. Throughout Córdoba, you can find tiny museums dedicated to the history of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities that have long cohabited peacefully in the city.

            The streets around the mosque are no less colourful. There's the Calle de las Flores, famous for its geranium pots in front of the Cathedral's bell tower, the narrowest alley of the city, the Callejón de Pañuelo, and the ancient 10th century Arab baths converted into an Arab teahouse.
            PATIO OF CORDOBA
            Cordoba's pride and decoration is its patios, its small, flower-drenched courtyards. The sunny climate, low humidity and ancient tradition of colourful patios make them the brightest and most beautiful in Cordoba.

            The best time of year to visit patios is during the spring months, when they are at their most spectacular. Although most are privately owned and closed to the public, some are still accessible.

            How to see a patio?

            1. A few patios are open to the public for free or for a voluntary donation. Others are restaurants, workshops or museums and are open to the public.
            2.Another opportunity to see the patios is the Viana Palace. Here you can visit the 12 beautiful Cordoba patios (ticket price: 6€, free on Wednesdays 14:00-17:00)
            In the neighbouring district of San Basilio you can visit five private patios (Ruta de Patios - ticket price: 5€).
            4. The best opportunity to see the patios is the annual patio festival in May. There are about 60 of the best patios open to the public free of charge during this time and they all compete to be the most beautiful. On the eve of the patio festival, our company organises themed tours to Cordoba.
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            Варианты оплаты экскурсий
            Travel in Andalusia - Excursions in Costa Del Sol


            info@excursiones-costadelsol.com
            Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain

            Tourist license № GT/06240

            Photos from personal archive and websites Pixabay,
            Unsplash, Depositphotos, Canva
            Варианты оплаты экскурсий
            Travel in Andalusia - Excursions in Costa Del Sol


            info@excursiones-costadelsol.com
            Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain

            Tourist license № GT/06240

            Photos from personal archive and websites
            Pixabay, Unsplash, Depositphotos, Canva