How many days to spend in Cordoba? Planning your time in Cordoba should be one of your first priorities once you have decided that you want to visit this beautiful city.
Bare minimum time in Cordoba
So if you are wondering how many days to spend in Cordoba, here’s the quick answer: one full day.
Because of its location, Cordoba is the most popular one-day trip from both Madrid and Seville. Most people take a high-speed train either from Madrid or from Seville as it is the fastest and most comfortable option to get to Cordoba (and you can easily purchase your train tickets online). They get to the city early in the morning and leave in the middle of the afternoon.
However, one night in Cordoba, resulting in one full day (or one and a half days) in the city, would be my suggestion of the bare minimum time that you should spend. One day is enough time for you to get to know the main tourist attractions while at the same time having a superficial contact with the city’s lifestyle.
Our ‘Cordoba In One Day’ guidebook is written with this idea in mind, as it allows you to know all the most important places of tourist interest in the city. The key to visiting Cordoba to its fullest in such a short period of time is to organize it in the best possible way.
Explore Cordoba off the beaten path
Everyone goes to Cordoba to see the Mezquita – fair enough. But Cordoba has so much more to offer.
Cordoba is a city best explored on foot (and with a map), as its narrow and sometimes unmarked side streets can often lead to the discovery of unexpected gems off the beaten path. Apart from discovering secret corners in the Jewish Quarter such as the Baños del Alcázar Califal, the Casa Sefarad or the Casa Andalusí, you can also wander around the charming streets of the San Basilio neighborhood looking for some charming patios or around the areas of San Pedro and San Andrés.
Day trips from Cordoba
With two or three nights, you will have time to see most of the city, as well as being able to see other interesting places near Cordoba, such as Medina Azahara – a complex of Arab ruins of what as once the administrative capital of Islamic Spain.
Some charming little towns such as Montilla and its wineries; Almodóvar del Río and its spectacular castle; Lucena and its historic center, Priego de Cordoba, with its intricate streets that remind us of the Jewish quarter of Cordoba; Zuheros and its wonderful landscapes, Aguilar de la Frontera, with its octagonal plaza and its stately homes are also worth visiting.
Do you need more information on Cordoba?
This article is part of a complete guide about Cordoba where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this amazing destination in Spain.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. When to visit Cordoba
2. How many days to spend in Cordoba
3. How to get to Cordoba
4. How to move around Cordoba
5. Cordoba hotels: where to stay in Cordoba
6. What to eat in Cordoba
7. What to do in Cordoba
8. Tips to visit the Mezquita in Cordoba
9. How to buy tickets to the Mezquita in Cordoba
10. Mezquita tickets sold out. What can you do?
11. Is the Mezquita night visit worth it?
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