Should You Visit Cordoba?

Is Cordoba worth visiting?

Yes, Cordoba is definitely worth visiting for numerous reasons. Its a town that everyone should see, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Whether you're a traveling as a family, a couple, or a backpacker, this town has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the terrific museums and great historical sights.

Cordoba is loved by visitors for many reasons, and is routinely on national "best of" lists, including The Times Best City Breaks in Europe.

Córdoba is a historic city that was both a Roman city and an Islamic center. The city's architecture and whitewashed old town are world renowned. You'll find streets lined with colorful flowers and a charming personality.

The Mosque-Church of Cordoba, Spain The Mosque-Church of Cordoba, Spain

6 Reasons to Visit Cordoba

1. Museums

The city is filled with monuments that reflect its past. The Great Mosque (La Mezquita) is one of the most iconic sights. You can also visit Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Palacio de Viana, and Puente Romano.

2. Historical Sights

It's old town is one of the most enchanting in Andalusia. There are whitewashed houses that line flower-filled streets and its compact enough to take a leisurely stroll.

3. Food

Like much of Spain, international travelers will have to adjust to the shifted meal schedule which means most meals are served are later than they are in other parts of Europe. The ingredients are fresh and popular dishes include Salmorejo (a tomato based soup), Rabo De Toro (stewed oxtail), and Flamenquín (deep-fried pork roll).

4. Nightlife

There are cocktail bars, Flamenco shows, tapas tours, and local pubs that make for a great night out. The city offers something for everyone, whatever your style.

5. Shopping

You'll find souvenir shops selling local pottery, traditional jewelry, and handcrafted leatherwork, so this is a nice place to pick up something to remember your trip.

6. The Costs

Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Cordoba might be a very affordable destination for you. Check out the travel costs for Cordoba here or see if Cordoba is expensive here.




Is Cordoba worth visiting in the Summer?

Summer is the high season for travel in Cordoba, so expect more visitors and higher prices. This destination is very popular with tourists, and in the high season it's even busier than usual as this is when most people like to visit. Expect tourist crowds to be very large, and prices to be higher than normal. However, there's plenty to do here this time of year, too.

The warm weather in summer is one of the reasons people visit at this time of year. Temperatures average around 27°C (81°F) with daily high temperatures often more than 37°C (98°F).

You'll also find it quite easy to get around on foot, because this is a very walkable town, especially in the nice weather. You'll find plenty to do during summer, as you'll be able to spend time at the museums, browse around the old town, and enjoy the evening activities.


Summer Weather in Cordoba
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 27°C (81°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
August 27°C (81°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
September 24°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in)

Is Cordoba worth visiting in the Autumn?

This is the shoulder season for travel in Cordoba. This is an extremely touristy destination, so in the shoulder season you'll still see plenty of other tourists when you visit. However, good prices and deals are to be found on hotels and tours.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during autumn with average temperatures around 19°C (66°F).

Autumn is a great time of year to explore the numerous museums and landmarks around town. They are fun for the whole family as well great for couples. Soaking up that old town charm in the autumn is one of the favorite activities of visitors. The quaint scenery combined with the weather this time of year is quite nice. During this season it's fun to experience the beautiful scenery, the historic old town, and the museums and landmarks.


Autumn Weather in Cordoba
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
November 13°C (56°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
December 10°C (50°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)

Is Cordoba worth visiting in the Winter?

The weather in Cordoba can be quite cold during winter, and averages around 10°C (50°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

The low season for travel in Cordoba is during the winter. This is an extremely touristy destination, so in the low season you'll still see plenty of other travelers when you visit, but less than other times of the year. Good deals are to be found on hotels and tours because it's not the best time of year to visit.

This is a great time of year to wander through the museums, sample the delicious cuisine, and admire the historic sights. Also, you'll be able to enjoy an evening out.


Winter Weather in Cordoba
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 10°C (50°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
February 12°C (53°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
March 14°C (56°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)

Is Cordoba worth visiting in the Spring?

Spring is the shoulder season for travel in Cordoba. This is an extremely touristy destination, so in the shoulder season you'll still see plenty of other tourists when you visit. However, good prices and deals are to be found on hotels and tours.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during spring with average temperatures around 16°C (60°F).

The scenery of the town this time of year is absolutely beautiful. Admire the gardens, parks, and fantastic architecture, too. Soaking up that old town charm in the spring is one of the favorite activities of visitors. The quaint scenery combined with the weather this time of year is quite nice. You'll find plenty to do during spring, as you'll be able to find the best deals at the shops, browse through museums, and admire the wonderful scenery. Also, you can experience the historic old town and the nightlife.


Spring Weather in Cordoba
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 16°C (60°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
May 20°C (67°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
June 24°C (74°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)

Things to Consider Before Visiting Cordoba

Lots of Tourists
Cordoba sees a high number of visitors every year, which means you might have to wait in line and deal with large crowds during your visit.

Not As Family-Friendly
While there are some family activities, it's not as child-friendly as other destinations.

Related

What is Cordoba most famous for?

Cordoba is most famous for its mix of Roman, Islamic, and Spanish architecture, its whitewashed buildings and streets filled with flowers, and its handcrafted leatherwork. The town is very popular for its museums and historical sights. Also, it's known for food and nightlife. Many people love the shopping, too. It is often described as historical, beautiful, colorful, and flower-filled.


What is the most famous sight in Cordoba?

The most popular sight in Cordoba is La Mezquita. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Cordoba on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for La Mezquita and other attractions here.

How touristy is Cordoba? Is it a popular town to visit?

Cordoba is a very touristy town that attracts travelers from around the globe. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)


    • Private Walking Tour Medina Azahara in Córdoba: $140
    • Cordoba Jewish Tour: $273
    • Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Cordoba with official tour guide: $217
    • Private Tour of Cordoba Week Days 2 Hours: $257
    • Private Tour: Mezquita-Catedral from Cordoba: $262
    • Medina azahara night experience without transportation: $15
    • O75 . The Oliva experience that you deserve: $25
    • Guided walking tour in Cordoba: $59

    How long should I spend in Cordoba?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to Cordoba is one to three days. Since Cordoba has a variety of activities such as museums and historical sights, most people need this much time to see and do everything here.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Cordoba?, Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Cordoba?, and Should I spend 1 or 2 weeks in Cordoba?.