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  • Location:Seville, Spain
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

With whitewashed courtyards, colorful cobblestone alleys, historic monuments and a fascinating melting pot of Muslim, Christian and Jewish culture, Cordoba is bound to enchant. On this easy day trip from Seville, let an expert guide show you the highlights of this beautiful Andalusian city, crowned by the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city center (the second-largest old town in Europe). Stand in awe of the Mezquita and the Alcázar, visit one Spain’s few existing synagogues, explore the medieval streets of the Jewish quarter and take a snapshot of iconic Calleja de las Flores.


  • Day trip to Cordoba from Seville
  • Spend a day exploring a unique, vibrant Andalusian city just 1.5 hours from Seville
  • Discover Cordoba’s remarkable mix of Christian, Muslim and Jewish history from a guide
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed old town, the second-largest in Europe
  • Witness the magnificent architecture of the Mezquita and the Alcázar
  • Venture through the historic Jewish quarter to visit one Spain’s few existing synagogues

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What You Can Expect

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Alcazar Reyes Cristianos Fortress, Cordoba

Board an air-conditioned coach outside your Seville hotel in the morning for your day trip to Cordoba, located about 1.5 hours away. The capital of the Cordoba province, this intriguing Andalusian city is a captivating mix of Christian, Muslim and Jewish history, culture and architecture, noticeable as soon as you step foot in the historic city center.

Following your guide, relish in Cordoba’s architectural wonders and compact cobblestone lanes lined with flowering balconies, old bodegas, boisterous bars and artisan craft shops. Delve into the city’s history, starting in the 10th century, when Cordoba was the world’s most populous city — or so experts think. In the centuries that ensued, the predominately Muslim society became the intellectual center of Europe, noted for its tolerance toward its Christian and Jewish minorities. Today Cordoba is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its pulsing epicenter remains the second-largest old town in Europe.

Visit the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a medieval palace-fortress of the Christian kings filled with beautiful gardens, fountains and striking architecture. Then enter Cordoba’s most important monument, the Mezquita (aka the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba), a symbol of the many religious changes the city has undergone over the centuries. Originally a Catholic church, it was converted into an Islamic mosque in the Middle Ages, then back into a church after the Reconquista. With its otherworldly architecture, the Mezquita is considered one of the most accomplished Moorish monuments in the world. Notice the mix of stately Roman columns, Baroque and Renaissance frescoes and Moorish tiles and arches as you stroll the interior.

Next, head over to the old Jewish quarter (Juderia), whose streets stretch out like capillaries and emerge onto tucked-away courtyards buzzing with locals enjoying post-siesta tapas. Listen as your guide points out the distinctly Moorish flair to these medieval alleys, reminiscent of the Jews' prosperity under the Caliphate of Cordoba. Here you'll visit the Cordoba Synagogue, one of the few synagogues existing today in Spain, built in 1315 in Mudéjar style.

Before leaving Cordoba, walk down the tiny Calleja de las Flores alleyway, one of the most popular streets in the city. Look back to see the Mezquita's tower peaking between the corridor — Cordoba’s most iconic sight. Then hop back in the coach for the 1.5-hour drive back to Seville.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Buildings were amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A very well organised tour of this beautiful and interesting place with an excellent English speaking guide and a comfortable coach journey. Plenty of time for lunch in Cordaba after the tour and an opportunity to buy coffee and snacks etc mid morning. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great trip. Though, they were running late picking everyone up. The trip itself is a great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely wonderful....!! From pick up to drop off it was perfect !!

Thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excelente Tour, tuvimos la visita en sábado, no alcanzamos a llegar al lugar de recogida hotel doña blanca pero llamé al teléfono de contacto para emergencias e inmediatamente nos ayudaron dándonos otra ubicación donde alcanzar el tour para no perderlo. El trato fué excelente por parte del guia que venía en el autobús y de Angel, nuestro guía que nos recibió al entrar al Alcázar. Muy buen recorrido, excelentes explciaciones, en verdad un tour que disfrutamos muchísimo y que sin duda recomiendo a todo el mundo, disfrutamos grandes momentos! GRACIAS Angel!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great day trip from Sevilla, excellent driver and guide, excellent guide around the cultural sights in Cordoba. Very thorough, and I learnt a lot.! Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Angel and Paqui are the two best guides I have ever had in my many tours with Viator. For Paqui especially, I would have rated it 6 stars if the option were available. The Grand Mosque is exquisite. Should have included a stopover for a quick breakfast though, but otherwise a great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We loved this tour. Cordoba was the highlite of our trip. We had a very nice guide,Paque?. We recommend it to everybody. The architecture and the story behind it is amazing...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The trip was wonderful. The sites of Córdoba were so interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I would highly recommend this trip because of our wonderful guide in Cordoba, Pacqui. She was so knowledgeable, interesting and amusing - probably one of the best guides I have ever had.

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