Descubra el encanto andaluz de Córdoba en esta excursión de un día desde la Costa del Sol. La fascinante la antigua ciudad de Córdoba fue la capital de la España árabe durante más de tres siglos y se cree que fue la ciudad más grande de Europa en la época del dominio islámico. Este largo período no ha pasado desapercibido en la arquitectura y los monumentos históricos de la ciudad. Con su guía, visite el centro de la ciudad de Córdoba, un lugar declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, y los lugares más destacados de la ciudad, como la magnífica Mezquita de Córdoba, que conserva su asombrosa arquitectura islámica.
Fantastic day out!!
However I wish I'd done this over two days because I ended up with information overload. The Mosque is incredible and the town itself full of narrow streets and lots of shops. Our guide Anna really knew her stuff when telling us about the history of the place.
The actual tour of Cordoba was great with time spent at the Mosque Cathedral and then a walking tour through the Jewish quarter and synagogue. Approximately 2 hrs of free time was also nice. The main complaint I have about this tour is that we spent 2 hrs picking up people in the morning, and then 2 hours dropping people off at the end of the day. Made for 8 hrs of traveling in the bus, which seemed like such a waste of time.
The guide, Paco, was a joke. His only explanation on the long drive to Córdoba was about the olive groves and production. We learned nothing about the history of the city or the sites we would visit. In fact, he never told us the name of the Mezquita, just assumed we knew or our other guide would tell us. On the ride home, he demanded to be dropped off the bus in Malaga, leaving he bus driver, who had not been there during initial pick-ups, to fend with driving the passengers to their varied locations, many of which he did not know in a language he did not speak. The driver, also Paco, was extremely professional and apologetic for the delays. We started our trip at 6:50 am and after a three hour return ride, arrived back at our hotel at 7:30 pm. A very disappointing experience due to an extremely unprofessional guide!