Parador de Córdoba

Know the environment

Córdoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is blessed with an exceptional wealth of historical heritage. Its mosque, the third largest in the world, has been declared a World Heritage Site, as has its old quarter, with its lovely courtyards decorated with flowers and its picturesque side streets. The fortress where the Catholic Monarchs lived until the conquest of Granada is an absolute must-see. Squares, museums and Roman monuments round off a historical tour of what was the largest and most cultured European capital in the 11th century.

What to see

  • Mosque/Córdoba Cathedral: Muslim jewel of the West
  • Fortress of the Catholic Monarchs and lavish gardens
  • Jewish quarter: synagogue, souk, Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum)
  • Potro Square, Julio Romero Museum and Corredera Square
  • Roman bridge, Calahorra Tower and Sotos de la Albolafia Natural Area
  • Viana Palace with its twelve courtyards
  • Churches commissioned by Ferdinand III
  • Archaeological Museum, Fine Arts Museum and Andalusí House

What to eat

Restaurante El Choco
Tradition and innovation
Compositor Eduardo Lucena, 14 Barriada de la Fuensanta

What to do

  • Medina Azahara Archaeological Complex (6 km)
  • Almodóvar Castle (22 km)
  • Montoro, the Toledo of Andalusia (43 km)
  • Montilla-Moriles wineries (46 km)
  • Priego de Córdoba (101 km)

Expert's recommendation

  • Los Villares Golf Club
Golf lovers can enjoy one of the finest courses, located just 8 km from the Parador in the incomparable natural surroundings of the Morena Mountains. The facilities also include a practice area where players can work on their swing and tee shot.
  • Córdoba, ideal destination for kids
Traveling with children adds a further element to interest in cultural and historical sights. At the Parador, kids can enjoy our garden playground, take a dip in the paddling pool for the littlest ones during the summer season or explore our organic garden, a fascinating experience for both young and old. Spend some time at the Ciudad de los Niños play area, located near by the zoo, or visit the botanical garden and even take a canoe along the majestic Guadalquivir River, creating unforgettable memories of your visit.
  • Night tours
The city offers a number of interesting options after dark. We highly recommend a night tour of the mosque-cathedral, although advance reservations are required (reservations tel. 902400222). The light and sound show in the fortress gardens, an equestrian performance or one of the best flamenco shows in Andalusia are just some of the ideal options for an unforgettable evening. Guided tours of Córdoba's most mysterious spots also offer a pleasant surprise.
  • Gym
Keep up your fitness regime at Gym Sierra, just 350 meters from the Parador and free for our guests.