CASA HINOJOSuper place
CASA HINOJOFeel like home, very cute house, fully equiped, Internet description is accurate, the contact person is friendly and helpful
ATICO 5The apartment was lovely; beautifully furnished and fitted, and with everything that would be needed. It was extremely comfortable.
ATICO 5Great holiday in a wonderful city, accommodation was first class as were the hosts.
ATICO 5There was only one minor problem in the apartment , with a noisy florescent bulb, but since the owner of the apartment lives in the same building we were able to have it dealt with immediately. We initially thought that the location of the apartment; about 20 minutes walk from Cordoba Cathedral; would be a disadvantage. However, it turned out to be an advantage. The best way to see Cordoba with its many picturesque back streets and small squares is to walk. We walked down to the Cathedral area every day, but by altering our route slightly each time we saw a great deal of Cordoba that we might have missed had we been staying nearer to the centre. Make sure you carry a street map with you. It's easy to be distracted and to lose your bearings. Daily shopping is no problem. There's a small shop at the end of the street for daily items such as milk, bread, cheese etc.. There's also a large supermarket with everything stocked just 2 minutes walk away. Would we use the apartment again if we re-visited Cordoba? - Yes!
ATICO 5Our host, Hugo (pronounced Úgo), was a delight. He could not have been more helpful. The apartment is on two floors with lots of light and space, and was both warm and comfortable in the winter season. The bathroom was way above average for this rental bracket. Many thanks, Hugo and Isabel.
Cordoba is one of Andalucia’s gems and one of the greatest cities to explore Spain’s Islamic legacy. The charm that Cordoba has is hard to describe in words and easy to see once you are there, so much so that this city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The old capital of Al-Andalus, Cordoba’s beauty is in its little streets, sunny squares and beautiful landmarks. If you still haven’t been there, rent apartments in Cordoba and discover one of the most wonderful cities in Europe first hand.[See more]
What to see and do in Cordoba
Cordoba’s main attractions are linked to its Islamic past. The Mosque is a building of indescribable beauty. Built in the 8th century, don’t miss out on its famous courtyard, the Patio de los naranjos with its orange trees and its Mihrab, an archway beautifully decorated with Arabic writings. If you manage to ever leave the mosque, visit the city’s Old Town and Jewish Quarter, the most charming part of town. One of the best thing about staying in cheap apartments in Cordoba is that you can enjoy the delicious Andalusian cuisine. .
Cordoba’s Old Town
The Old Town of Cordoba deserves a section of its own. The Mosque is the centre of it and the narrow and cobbled streets surround it, filled with small independent shops that sell anything from textiles to jewellery as well as the inevitable souvenirs. Inside the Old Town is the Jewish District, an interesting walk where you can see the remnants of Cordoba’s Jewish past, such as the Synagogue. After a nice and enjoyable stroll, why not sit in one of its many sunny and shady squares and enjoy a nice refreshing drink, part of the culture of this part of Spain, particularly before lunch.
When to visit Cordoba
Temperatures in Southern Spain can hit 40ºC and higher in the summer, which means that life in the streets does not get going until the sun goes down. For this reason, we recommend that you visit the city in spring or in autumn, when the temperatures are more moderate but the sun still shines. If you fancy a bit of skiing, winter holidays in Cordoba are not a bad idea, as the city can serve as a stopping point from your time on the slopes.
Moving around Cordoba
There is no airport in Cordoba, and the closest one is in Seville. Cordoba is well connected by train with all major Spanish cities and it is the most advisable form of transport for getting into the city. Once inside the city, the best way to see it is by walking everywhere, as you don’t need public transport for getting from A to B because the walking distances are so reduced.
Festivals in Cordoba
Cordoba’s main festival month is May, with many events taking part throughout the city. The Feria de Cordoba is when locals party, drink, dance and enjoy themselves on the streets. A little tip is to hang around for the Festival de Patios, which is when locals open their gorgeous courtyards to visitors, one of Cordoba’s most beautiful features. And, of course, being in Andalucia means that you cannot miss Semana Santa a week before Easter, with the processions on the streets being one of Spain’s most characteristic festival traits.