CÓRDOBA, ANCIENT MELTING POT OF CULTURES

1 DAY
Category:
  • Patios de Cordoba
  • Córdoba
  • Reales Caballerizas Córdoba
  • cordoba

Welcome to a trip back to the days of the splendor of ancient Cordoba, the cosmopolitan seat of the Ummayad Caliphate under which subjects of different religious beliefs prospered and coexisted for centuries. We will start with the breathtaking 9th century Great Mosque, currently the second biggest in the world. Embedded at the core of the mosque we will find the magnificent 16th Century Christian Catholic cathedral. Our tour will continue through the medieval fortress known as Alcazár of Córdoba (Cordoba´s Castle). It is an ancient royal residential ensemble sober on the outside and splendid on the inside, with magnificent gardens and where Renaissance elements and Mudejar (Moorish) inspiration are blended in perfect harmony. We will then explore the beautifully preserved Jewish Quarter, where a thriving Jewish community prospered for centuries. In order to complete our journey into the spirit of Córdoba and its culture, we will learn of flamenco dance and the local purebred horses. We will go to a flamenco school to see how hard art is taught there and then we will enjoy an exhibition of dressage and campera, the incredible and unique show of horses dancing in unison with flamenco performers.

  • Private tour
  • Duration: Full Day 8 hours
  • Category Art and History / Andalusia
  • Walking Tour
  • Private licensed and experienced guideQuick lunch break with your guide (cost of lunch not included).
  • Appropriate clothing is required to enter the Cathedral.
  • Fast track entrance to monuments/museum when possible.
  • Entrance tickets reservation service included.
  • NOTE: The Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos is closed on Mondays and in the afternoon of Saturdays and Sundays.
  • NOTE: The Caballerizas Reales de Córdoba are closed on Mondays and some bank holidays. The Equestrian show is performed on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 20:00 and on Sundays at 12:00.