If you’d like to start exploring the rest of Andalucía, Córdoba is a great place to start with. The perfect destination for a day trip, which is less than two hours away from Seville. To explore your different travel options and price ranges, we highly recommend using Omio.
Mosque – Cathedral
The Córdoba Mosque – Cathedral is a stunning memorial to the two cultures and religions that have helped to define Andalusia: Islam and Christianity. The Mezquita, or Great Mosque of Cordoba, was built in the year 785 and is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims governed Al-Andalus. Atop of the mosque sits a beautiful Renaissance church making this structure a must-see. Ticket prices are between 9 and 13 euro. They don’t have to be purchased in advance, especially during the winter seasons, but if you’d like to be prepared click here.
Don’t forget to stroll through the Jewish Quarter of the city where you can find wonderful restaurants, shops and amazing buildings full of flowery balconies. Especially the La Calleja de las Flores, which offers a lovely view of the city’s Mosque – Cathedral. This is right in the center of the most beautiful historical area of Córdoba.
Every region in Spain has their own specialty that you can’t miss out on. Here are a few dishes you should definitely try once there.
- Mazamorra cordobesa – Is a delicious cold soup made from almonds, garlic and vinegar.
- Pastel del cordobés – A puffy pastry filled with threaded squash jam.
- Rabo de Torro – Bulls tail simmered in a red wine sauce.
For the best coffee in Córdoba, make sure you visit Mandrágora which is a local tea/coffee shop that serves freshly ground coffee for take away. Choose your own coffee beans from a range of different origins like Columbia, Indonesia or explore the selection of aroma infused beans with the most interesting flavours you probably ever seen. For example: strawberry cheesecake, mint, lemon tart and many more!
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