Cordoba Walking Tour with Optional Arabian Baths Experience

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  • Location: Cordoba, Spain
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2198SP008VB
This walking tour through the streets of Cordoba allows you to get to know the history and traditions of this intriguing city, with its beguiling mix of Roman, Arabic and Spanish history. See top city attractions like Cordoba Mezquita (cathedral-mosque) and Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. If you want to submit to total relaxation after your tour, upgrade to include 2.5 hours at leisure inside Baños Árabes de Cordoba, one of the city’s Arabian baths with thermal plunge pools and a steam room.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Meet your guide in the center of Cordoba, and set off on your walking tour around town. First stop is the magnificent Mezquita, a cathedral converted from an original mosque when the Christians conquered Cordoba in the 13th century. Modifications took place more than two centuries later, so the building’s original Gothic style is combined with Baroque and Renaissance elements. See the Cardinal's Chapel and its treasure – the monstrance of Enrique de Arfe – as well as an ivory crucifix of Alonso Cano plus countless sculptures and paintings.

Continue to Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a site also called the Palace of the Christian Kings, built in the 14th century by Alfonso XI. Walk through the inside of the palace and see remarkable Arabian baths, Roman mosaics and a sarcophagus of marble from the 3rd century.

Originally there were four towers at the corners of the Alcazar, three of which can be seen still today: Torre de Los Leones, the oldest, which forms the entrance to the palace, the octagonal Torre del Homenaje and the round Torre del Rio. The fourth tower, Torre de la Vela, was destroyed in the 19th century.

As you wander through the Jewish Quarter, dating to the time of the Romans, look out for important monuments dedicated to the most important sons of Cordoba: Roman philosopher Seneca, Arabian philosopher Averroes and Jewish philosopher Maimonides.

Here you can also see Cordoba’s Bullfighting Museum and one of the few synagogues existing today in Spain, Cordoba Synagogue. Pose for photos in front of the landmark, and then continue to El Zoco, a market where traditional artisans paint and flamenco dancers practice. Your tour then finishes near the Mezquita.

Upgrade: Baños Árabes de Cordoba

If you want to indulge in some relaxation time after your tour, upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Baños Árabes de Cordoba. Make your own way to the Arabian baths, and then spend up to 2.5 hours inside at leisure, making use of the thermal plunge pools and atmospheric steam room. Complimentary mint tea is available once inside.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Alcazar Avenue in Cordoba
Departure Time:
10:30am
Duration:
Varies
Return Details:
Concludes at Cordoba Mezquita

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Code: 2198TOURONLY

4-hour Cordoba walking tour

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Tour, Baños Árabes de Cordoba
Code: 2198BATH

4-hour Cordoba walking tour with entrance to Baños Árabes de Cordoba (Arabian baths)

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Cordoba Walking Tour with Optional Arabian Baths Experience

Cordoba Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Entrance fee to Baños Árabes de Cordoba (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport to/from Baños Árabes de Cordoba
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • On occasions, children under the age of 12 years may not be allowed inside the baths. Contact the local service provider before travel if you have children in your group
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susan A, South Africa, July 2015

Despite searing heat we were treated to the best of Cordoba on this excellent walking tour and our delightful guide Angel was charming, informative and pleasant. The tour commenced at the Real Alcazar, we explored the Palace even the tower hearing such interesting historical info and facts and then through the magnificent gardens with fountains, and exquisite landscaping...just breathtakingly beautiful. Then our walk took us through the Jewish Quarter, so picturesque and historical and we visited the beautiful synagogue. But the best was yet to come......The Mezquita is simply 'off the charts ...it is amazing, we were spellbound by Its size, beauty, architecture, exquisite marble arches and columns, and interesting history with the church inside it, plus how well it has all been preserved. It is an total gem. NOT to be missed! Our guide through the Mezquita was Carmen...she was fantastic, so enthusiastic and very knowlegable. Our 4 hour tour ended at the Mezquita....it is close to the Roman Bridge so very convenient to proceed there straight afterwards. What a fantastic tour...so well organised and comprehensive and so memorable. Thank you Viator!

Reviewed by: Jean, July 2015

Great experience exploring Cordoba - our guides were very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about Cordoba and its history. Loved the whole tour!

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