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Explores the history of the city of Cordoba.

Explores the history of Cordoba. Guided tour through its streets, be sourroded by the history. the atmosphere of the old Cordoba.

A suggest to you a walking tour that combine tourism and traditional taverns. I have seen many tourists who stay around the mosque, without knowing or wanting to walk through the streets of the Caliphal city .After the Mosque-Cathedral there is much to discover.

Squares of Córdoba, charming new route...We start from the Mosque to the Square of Pañuelo(Handkerchief), a few meters from the Santa Catalina gate . This square is the smallest in the world, you'll see why. From here we walk to Plaza del Potro, in this one we will stay a little longer, due this place is very rich in history. We need a break. We stop at the first tavern, to continue the walk to the Corredera Square. On the way to the square we will enjoy waching low houses, white facades that hide beautiful courtyards and streets of irregular floor .We find almost out of the blue with the Corredera square , a rectangular square where once were celebrated the first bullfights. Surely there is a terrace for a drink and tapas.

From here continuing to my favorite neighborhoods, San Andrés and San Lorenzo arriving at the Palacio de Viana. From here we take small and sloped streets to the Cuesta del Bailío, and Plaza del Cristo de los Faroles(Christ of lanterns) and from there still enjoying small streets, palaces, nice houses and geraniums we arrive to a Centennial tavern in downtown of Córdoba, where I book for you so that you can have lunch and taste the wines of Montilla-Moriles served here, wines of our land.

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Five essentials to know in Cordoba

5 can't miss destinations

Las bodegas Campos

Visit of San Rafael Altar piece and the Saint Patrons of Córdoba and Bodegas Campos. Located on the corner of Calle Lineros and Candelaria Chapel.

Since 1801 the altarpiece was erected by public subscription of devotees, to thank him to have survived an epidemic. The altarpiece represents San Rafael Archangel at the top, in the frieze, you can read UNDER THE SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS PROTECT US .

Two white marble square stones, wher we can read an inscription from the Book of Tobias, In the central part, Saint Rafael with his attributes: the stick and the fish. With him , the Patron Saints of Córdoba: Saint Acisclo and Saint Victoria. The Bodegas Campos (Celler), an intimate place, smelling wine and cask, with its patios,the result of several houses been joined. The house has an important collection of old posters of bullfights and Cordoba fairs. By their rooms have passed many celebrities who have left their signature on the barrels. The tour is free, recommending a break in the tavern restaurant where quality blends with the authentic. (Pisto and marinated fried fish are my favorites).

Correderda Square

Rectangular and arched square, reminiscent of the Castilian cities, was an architect from Salamanca, the one who in 1683 began the construction of it. This space was used as a bullfight arena , games, markets, etc. Today the terraces and bars and taverns offer a nice place to stay without traffic, where all have their place. The Square is used for events as the Night of Flamenco, Medieval Market, concerts, etc. Close to the Corredera Square, leaving the Arco Alto we find on the street Tundidores one of my favorite traditional taverns, Taberna Salinas, the Rabo de Toro(ox tail) is one of the dishes we order when I go with my family.

Tour The San Lorenzo Quarter

Realejo and Alfaros .We can see the XVIII and the XIX century Córdoba. Narrow streets, very narrow, low houses with fences, patios, geraniums and small squares. The pleasure of walking, so authentic, so genuine , is unique. We don’t find tourism and we see a calm, quiet, and an intimate Córdoba. Bars with terraces or patios make us a more pleasant walk.

Walls Cairuhan and Victoria Gardens

Leaving the old town, at the end of the street La luna , will see the the Roman walls, later muslim and finally Christian . They are 360 mt. , that lead us to the Puerta de Almodovar. In this way we will pass by the sculpture that the city dedicates to the philosopher Seneca. From here we cross the Paseo de la Victoria Avenue and reach at one of the places in vogue of the city: Victory Gardens. Families with children, elderly people having a walk, the chestnuts sellers in winter, a handycraft market and recently with the Victoria Market,a food market, where various local gastronomic sellers use an old pavilion dating from XIX c.

Botanical Garden Albolafia

(Water Wheel) and Botanical Garden .We start this morning walking in the Botanical Garden, enjoyed this without hurry. From there we continue walking towards San Rafael Bridge going through one of the Triumphs of Saint Rafael Archangel. From here we enjoy a wonderful view of Guadalquivir River, with its vegetation and fauna and also the view of the Mosque. Once across the river continue to Calahorra Tower by Fray Albino Avenue. At this point I recommend a Restaurant with excellent cuisine, El Mirador. You will discover why that name.

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Slow tourism: History and Legends of Cordoba

Guided tours for small gropus, For Families they want to know more about Cordoba

The seventeenth century, a century characterized by social riots, epidemics, crop failures, and the expulsion of the Moors from the Spain, which were field labors. The crisis also affected to Córdoba, but did not stop the splendor of the city that continue rising as the previous century. In this century beautiful buildings were built as palaces, churches, houses, et Starting this walk throught Cordoba of the XVIIIc , we highlight the House of the Marquis de la Vega de Armijo, former mansion of the Mecia de la Cerda. The house rooms are around a main courtyard. This structure will be repeated in many constructions and we can see it in the Festival of the Patios de Córdoba.

The former Palace of Las Quemadas, old house of Fernández de Mesa y Argote, now the Academy of Drama and Dance, recommend go in and see the two floors of the building around two courtyards.

The House Museum of Luis de Góngora, La Casa Solarega, La Casa Fuente dos Caños. Public constructions in Córdoba ,visit the Square Corredera, with the House of Jacinta in one corner which stopped the uniformity of the square.

As a religious architecture, huge heritage of this century in the city. The ancient Church of San Basilio, today Parish of Nuestra señora de la Paz, was saved from the expropriation in the nineteenth century, due it was part of The Cathedral Church.

The Bishop Palace, also Diocesan Museum, Maninerist style, whose origin is Visigoth. The Church of San Pedro de Alcántara and the Convent of Santa Ana, (Thanks to a house donated by the Marquis of El Carpio and donations seven nuns founded it in the XVII C. )

For this route legend of Córdoba, and not far from the historic center of The Cathedral Mosque , we need about two hours and good shoes, ready to see something different.

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"Turismo Slow": Cordoba by night, Discover it!

Unique evening only for privat group

Intimate visit for small groups. This route is around Córdoba of the Cordovians, where I go with my family or friends, the traditional neighborhoods and my favorite taverns.

The route is exclusively for private visits, we will visit the surroundings of the Mosque, the neighborhood of the Axerquía. Neighborhoods that have Legends besides historical facts. I will discover the remains of the civilizations that left mark on us. The houses of nobility, palatial houses, courtyards of Cordoba.

Duration: 2-3 h.

Start of route: June-September: 9:00 pm

October-May: 7:30 pm

The visit does not  Includes the drinks in the tavern or bar

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A Delicious route through the Taverns of Cordoba

Gastro-Walking tour will take you on a tasting adventure.

The Cordoba’s taverns are very famous, someone once said: "Córdoba, brave city, where there are thousand taverns and a single library ".

There is possibility to make a route visiting the taverns, and at the same time I would like to explain everything about the history of Cordoba and it’s old neighborhoods, enjoying "tapas" with glass of wine of Montilla-Moriles our wines with origin denomination. We don't forget in this guided tour our gastronomy: the gazpachos, flamenquín, Ox tail, etc. You need to try them!

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Charming route aroud the Salud cemetery and The Courtyards (Patios).

Charming route aroud the cemetery, and the historical neighborhoods San Basilio.

It is curious that a cemetery is called Salud that means "Health", considering that those who are there have not a good health. The name of the cemetery is given by the Salud chapel that was built at the beginning of the XIX century. The idea arose during the French occupation when French wanted to end the practice that existed in the city and throughout Spain to bury the people in the churches and areas joined to them. The same Joseph Bonaparte signed the edict for the construction of this cemetery.

The route starts at the entrance to the cemetery, with a facade neoclassical faÇade style enclosure crowned with a triangular pediment with the Virgin with her son and Salus Informorum words, the patient's health. Cemetery route will take us through streets of cypresses between mausoleums and sculptures. Four “caliphs” of bullfighting are buried here, Manolete, Guerrita, Lagartijo and Machaquito. The mayor of Cordoba José Cruz Conde with other relevant people from Córdoba, are buried there. La Salud Cemetery, since 2010 is part of the European Cemeteries Route.

Finish the walk through the Campo Santo we will go to the traditional Barrio de San Basilio, through the Puerta de Sevilla. This neighborhood ,also known as Alcazar Viejo quarter, is where we can find the "Patios of Córdoba" will visit some of them, the Royal Stables, the Wall of the Alcazar. The Alcázar of the Christian Kings, Tower of Belen, Nuestra Señora de la Paz Church.

A walking tour through Cordoba and out of the traditional tourism routes in Cordoba.

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