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Discover Cordoba from Malaga with our transfers

The ancient capital of Al-Andalus with its enormous historical and monumental heritage is undoubtedly one of the cities that you should not miss.

Just an hour and a half’s drive from Malaga, it’s an ideal destination for a day trip to see the sights, have some tapas in the old town and then return to the coast at leisure.

Although, let’s say it beforehand, there is so much to discover that you might want to stay a little longer.

Either way, with our transfer we take you to Cordoba whenever you want and pick you up, the easiest and most pleasant way to travel.

Discovering Cordoba

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Cordoba Jewish Quarter. Credit Depositphotos

During the centuries of Moorish rule in Al-Andalus, Cordoba was a flourishing city of more than 100,000 inhabitants. The Caliphate is known to this day for its advanced urban design in terms of irrigation and lighting.

The city was a place of peaceful coexistence of the three great religions and a place where the most advanced arts and sciences of the time flourished.

Its historical and monumental heritage is therefore enormous. Stroll through the intricate streets of its old town and let yourself be enveloped by the magic that can still be felt in every corner.

What to see in Cordoba

The advantage of wanting to see the most important monuments in Cordoba in one day is that almost all of them are concentrated in the old part of the city.

Mosque-Cathedral

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The ancient Mosque of Cordoba is probably the most visited monument in the city. And with good reason.

This large building with a hall of pillars with horseshoe arches never fails to impress.

Orange Tree Courtyard

This beautiful courtyard is part of the Mosque-Cathedral. Its name comes from the large number of orange trees planted here.

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If you want to enjoy an incomparable delight, visit Cordoba and this courtyard in spring when the orange blossom blooms (March/April). Its aroma will instantly take you back to a thousand and one nights.

Fortress of the Christian Kings

A few metres from the Mosque and also next to the river is this beautiful 14th century Mudejar palace, together with a large terraced garden and many ponds and water fountains.

Jewish Synagogue

Also in the historic centre, just a few metres from the Mosque, is this well-preserved medieval synagogue, which is open to visitors.

Roman Bridge

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One of the three entrances to the historic centre and the oldest is the impressive, almost two-thousand-year-old Roman bridge.

The architectural grandeur of this well-preserved Roman structure is truly impressive.

Also, just a short walk from the Mezquita, don’t miss a stroll across this emblematic bridge and enjoy a picturesque view of the Guadalquivir River and the historic cityscape.

Other sites of interest

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House of Sepharad. Credit Depositphotos
  • Casa de Sefarad. Jewish heritage house with a small museum exhibiting Sephardic history and culture.
  • Palacio de Viana. Renaissance manor house with quiet inner courtyards and formal garden, art and antique collections.
  • Roman Temple of Cordoba . Remains of a small Roman temple with restored columns surrounded by modern buildings.
  • Plaza de la Corredera. Historic 17th-century town square with the old town hall and a jail.

Museums

The city also has several interesting museums.

  • Cordoba Archaeological Museum. Moorish art and archaeological artefacts dating from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
  • Alcazar Caliph Baths Museum. Museum with informative exhibits in elaborate medieval Arab baths.
  • Casa de Sefarad. Small museum of Jewish heritage with various exhibitions on Sephardic history and culture.
  • Umayyad Guadamecí House-Museum. Museum with a colourful leather goods collection.
  • Cordoba Equestrian Museum. 16th century royal stables with equestrian events.

Cordoba Courtyards Festival

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Courtyards Festival. Credit Depositphotos

The festival of the Patios Cordobeses (World Heritage Site) is very popular and therefore multitudinous.

For 10 days the courtyards in the old town open their doors, beautifully decorated for the occasion with flowers and plants. Many of these houses are centuries old and their courtyards are a pure marvel.

This popular festival in 2024 takes place from 2 to 12 May.

What many people don’t know is that it is possible to visit Cordoba’s courtyards all year round. In fact, it is almost preferable to visit them outside the designated dates, because they are not so crowded.
So, if you decide to come in any other season, you will find multiple options to visit them at this link.

The weather in Cordoba

The climate in Cordoba is continatal and dry. Winters are colder than in Malaga, with minimum temperatures of 4ºC and maximum temperatures of 19ºC. The coldest month is January.

Summers in Cordoba are very hot and arid. From approximately 15 June to 10 September, the average daily maximum temperature is over 32ºC. The hottest month of the year in Cordoba is July.

When to visit Cordoba

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The old town is full of charming corners.Credit Depositphotos

To enjoy a visit to the city to the full, it is important to take into account the weather. To stroll through the old town and discover its wonders, the best times of the year are from mid-April to the end of June and from the beginning of September to the end of October.

Of course, you can also visit Cordoba in winter if you bring a good coat. However, we strongly advise against visiting the city in the hot months of July and August.

Average summer temperatures in Cordoba are among the highest in Europe, often reaching 40ºC and above. The highest temperature ever recorded was 52ºC. In recent years the cordobese town of Montoro has been nicknamed the “frying pan of Spain”.

From Malaga to Cordoba with our transfer

If you want to discover Cordoba from Malaga, our company provides very comfortable and professional transfers.

We have a fleet of vehicles that perfectly fit the needs of each client and we also have minibuses if you prefer to travel with a larger group of family or friends.

Private transfer services have the advantage of picking you up and dropping you off at your exact location.

How to book a trip?

Send us an email to info@malagatransfer.co.uk, or fill out the contact form indicating the number of people who will accompany you.

From Malaga to Cordoba by train

From Malaga to Cordoba by train, we can also travel very comfortably on the AVE high-speed train, which connects both cities in less than an hour.

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