Cordoba has its own charm. It`s full of colors, joy, cheerfulness! It`s the place that combines Moorish architecture with the Catholic elements, Roman ruins with very modern buildings, hidden empty streets with crowded squares. Its history is also interesting: founded by Romans in 169 BC, then conquered by Moorish and converted in the capital of Moorish Spain (a period in which Cordoba has reached its peak), it was conquered by Christians in 1236 who transformed all the existing mosque in Catholic churches (except for Mezquita).
Nowadays, it a very charming city full of blue flowerpots on whitewashed walls, with yards full of plants and flowers, with the famous Mezquita, an impressive mosque and Catholic Cathedral in the same time.
I have chosen AVE!!! The cost was 70 Euros/person/return (expensive, I know) but it totally worth it. In 50 minutes, we were at our destination and the conditions were great (I have enjoyed a Spanish movie during the journey).
How to move in Cordoba
From the train station, there are approximately 20 minutes by foot until the city center. Due to the limited time that we had, we took a taxi that was 6 Euro. At the end of the day, we returned on foot, enjoying the walk and some rain showers.
What to see
The entrance fee is 10 euro. I would recommend you to take also an audio guide in order to better understand what you`ll see. The audio guide is 4 euro. Take into consideration that the interior is not marked with numbers so you will have to find on your own the numbers shown in the audio guide.
Continue your journey with Calle de las Flores – it is absolutely lovely! On the left, on the right, there are plenty of flowerpots so you will feel like you need to stop a moment to admire all the beauty that is revealed.