Type of tour: Private Tours
Duration of this tour: 11 hours
This tour commences in: Granada, Spain
Region of Spain: Andalucia
Cordoba is a captivating Andalusian city with many attractive monuments to admire. On this private tour from Granada you’ll discover Cordoba’s mosque, cathedral, synagogue and Jewish quarter, and walk through the city’s beautiful network of streets, squares and whitewashed courtyards. Accompanied by your own private guide, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of this Andalusian gem.
Your tour of Cordoba begins with a visit to the Catholic cathedral, converted from a mosque when the Christians conquered Cordoba in 1236. With nearly 1,000 pillars, the cathedral’s original Gothic architecture is combined with Baroque and Renaissance elements. You’ll see the remarkable Cardinal’s Chapel and its treasures, including an ivory crucifix and important sculptures and paintings.
Next, you’ll visit the old Jewish quarter, stepping back in time to the era of the Romans and Goths. You will see one of the few synagogues existing today in Spain, built in 1315, as well as many important monuments to Cordoba’s most important sons, including the Roman philosopher Seneca, Arabian philosopher Averroes and the Jewish philosopher Maimonides.