Cordoba, Spain
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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 3 more


Discover one of Spain’s greatest cities on a day trip to Cordoba from Seville. After a stop in historical Carmona, travel to Cordoba to experience its UNESCO-listed center, shaped by the Romans, Moors, and Christians through the centuries. Admire top attractions such as the Roman Bridge and former Jewish Quarter, and explore Cordoba Mosque (Mezquita), a masterpiece of medieval Islamic architecture. Free time in Cordoba, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Full-day trip to Cordoba from Seville
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Cordoba, famous for its Roman, Moorish, and Christian history
  • See top sights like the Roman Bridge and former Jewish Quarter, the biggest in Europe
  • Admire the red-and-white arches of Cordoba Mosque (Mezquita) on an audio- or self-guided tour
  • Shop, stroll, and sightsee around the city as you wish
  • Stop on route at the historical town of Carmona, another crossroads of civilization
  • Round-trip transport, live onboard commentary, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
Depart your Seville hotel by air-conditioned vehicle in the morning, and set off eastward through Andalusia’s countryside toward Cordoba.
On route, listen to the live onboard commentary about this splendid city, Europe’s largest during the 10th century with around 500,000 inhabitants, and located on the River Guadalquivir. Founded by the Romans, Cordoba was a major Moorish center between the 8th and 13th centuries, leaving it with many of the Islamic buildings that epitomize its UNESCO-listed center.
Along the way, stop in Carmona, a small town that still bears the imprint of Moorish rule. See some of the town’s highlights, including the Moorish-style church tower and gateway, before continuing on to Cordoba.
On arrival in the city, set off to explore the historical center as your guide recounts its tangled, multicultural history. Admire the Roman Bridge and Calahorra Tower, the 12th-century tower-gate, and delve into the atmospheric streets of the former Jewish Quarter, the biggest in Europe.
Hear how Cordoba’s Jewish community helped drive its prosperity during the Middle Ages, and take a look at the medieval Synagogue. Admire other landmarks including the restored, 9th-century Albolaifa water wheel on the Guadalquivir, and then visit the city's showpiece: Cordoba Mosque (Mezquita).
This celebrated example of medieval Islamic architecture dates to the 10th century, and incorporates a cathedral, built during Christian rule in the 16th century. Choose to take an audio- or self-guided tour of the mosque interior, marveling at its red-and-white archways, designed to mimic a palm grove, and its courtyard, bell tower, horseshoe-shaped mihrab (prayer niche) and more.
Then, enjoy time to explore and relax in the city independently, perhaps having lunch (own expense), shopping for souvenirs, or visiting further sights.
Finally, return to Seville, ending your trip with a hotel drop-off.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

Highly recommend taking this day trip to Cordoba from Seville. The only thing that dampened our trip was the rain - but the tour can’t do anything about that... amazing experience!

, Jun 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through this stunning city. Our guide was warm and engaging and felt like a friend. The sights were stunning. The history and culture of this area of Spain are so interesting. It was a day well spent.

, Apr 2018

We booked and paid for this tour much before, and booked with hotel pick up/drop off. Just the day before I got an email and later a phone call giving us a new pick up time some 10 min. walk away from the hotel, and then even after we were dropped off at the same place. The bus arrived some 10 min. late, luckily it was a nice day. From then on it was a nice day overall, visiting some really fantastic places like the moskea turned chatedral. On the whole ,we would have given 5 star.

, Feb 2018

Peter, the tour guide was amazing ! So knowledgeable and made sure that we got to see everything. The pick up and drop off were simple and easy and the whole experience was fist class !


, Nov 2017

The tour was ok. It was good that we were a small group of five because you can interact much better with the guide questions and answers. What I didnt like very much was that even though lunch was not included you were taken to a specific restaurant and were suppose to have lunch there. And we spent too much time at the restaurant instead of using that time to visit the mosque. What was really good was the guide Carlos who knew a lot and was very passionate on everything he explained! I thought the tour included a guided visit of the mosque, it didnt. All you had was the audioguide.

, Oct 2017

Carlos was absolutely wonderful. we were not sure if the day was to be 8 or 9 hours but turned out to be 10 1/2 hours which flew by. He broke up the trip to Cordoba with a stop for fresh made street Churros in Carmona. He weaved a story of history and culture and added current events. He was totally knowledgeable on so many subjects. This was a wonderful wonderful day, Our travel companions agree. Thanks Carlos

Cary and JoAnne Levy,

, Oct 2017

This trip did not include a private tour to the Cathedral /mosque which is the entire reason we went to Córdoba . we received a ticket and audio guide which was very confusing while most everyone else was in the Cathedral/Mosque with a private guide. We were told that would have cost a lot more to have a private guide for that part of the trip. tour guide basically drove us there and walked around the town with us

, Sep 2017

Guide was very informative, however if sitting in the back of the Van it was quite hard to hear what he had to say. Otherwise well planned tour.

, Aug 2017

Highly recommended. Sergio was a fantastic guide with great knowledge. A very caring guide. 10/10 tour.

, Jun 2017

Mesmerizing Mezquita catedral. Beautiful Cathedral Mosque with stunning architecture. All the tours we had taken during this trip to Spain was so good and well organized kudos to Viator and their network of agencies in this case Naturando. I must say again the tour guide Javier made the day with his wonderful insights of history and was very impressed the way he managed the tour and keep all of us attentive though we had a varied and diverse group from middle age to my young son. Thanks Viator and Javier for making this tour memorable

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