Apartments in Cordoba – Budget Boutique Rentals
Set in the winding, whitewashed region of Andalusia, Cordoba is a pocket of paradise for food and culture lovers. Boasting a labyrinth maze of old bodegas, impressive architecture, and a delicious menu of mouth-watering restaurants, this medieval city is the epitome of Spanish style. At its very heart you’ll find the Mezquita, a majestic domed bastion of Islamic culture that rears up from the intricate streets of the old town. From there you can wander into the Jewish quarter and indulge in rich coffee on picturesque plazas, dip into mesmerising museums, and relax with a drink in hand at one of the many cosy bars. Cordoba’s multicultural character means there’s a new side to the city around every single corner. Get stuck into the traditional way of life in one of our apartments in Cordoba, where you can stay in a boutique flat in the winding streets of the old town.
A Kaleidoscope of Culture - Things to do in Cordoba
- Mosque of Cordoba – The city’s most iconic landmark rears up out of the old town in a flurry of elaborate design. It marks the beating heart of Cordoba and is a visual reminder of the city’s past.
- Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos – Also known as the Alcazar of Cordoba, this medieval hotspot sits right in the centre of the city’s sprawling old town. Here, you can delve into Cordoba’s past, surrounded by rustic design and lush gardens.
- Calahorra Tower – This impressive tower sits at the edge of the Guadalquivir River, jutting skywards in a mesmerising display of turrets and Islamic design.
- Cordoba Synagogue – Set in the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, the city’s synagogue is thought to have been built way back in 1315 in the Mudejar style.
- Calleja de la Flores – This narrow street is one of the most popular in Cordoba, leading visitors down a rabbit-warren of boutique stores and quaint houses to the plaza that opens out at the end.
- Roman bridge of Cordoba – A historic landmark set in the old part of Cordoba, this important bridge stems back to the first century and has been well-preserved in the present day.
- Roman temple of Cordoba – With jutting pillars and a typical Roman style, this temple showcases remains that were discovered back in the 1950s.
- Plaza del Potro – This public square is surrounded by arched buildings and old-world architecture, with a sculptured fountain taking pride of place in the middle.
- Puerta del Puente – A renaissance gate in the heart of Cordoba which exhibits a grand style complete with imposing pillars and etched stonework.
- Palacio de la Merced – At one point in time, this eye-catching building was home of the La Merced Calzada convent. Today, it is home to the Provincial Deputy of Cordoba.
- San Pedro – This minor basilica stands proud in the San Pedro square in the heart of Cordoba, offering an exquisite view for architecture enthusiasts.
- Torre de la Malmuerta – Another of Cordoba’s gates, Torre de la Malmuerta was erected in 1408 in order to defend the city.
- San Nicolas de la Villa – This imposing, simple structure is one of the twelve churches that popped up in the city after the conquest of King Ferdinand the III of Castile.
- San Rafael de Navallana Reservoir – A sprawling reservoir perfect for fishing pursuits and other active things to do.
We have a number of Cordoba apartments dotted around these major landmarks, ensuring you get to experience everything the city has to offer.
Local Life in the Labyrinth Maze of Cordoba
Cordoba is one of the most visited cities in Southern Spain thanks to its persistent mishmash of cultures and lively, passionate personality. Throughout the streets you’ll find hundreds of tourists wandering past soaring Moorish architecture and dome-roofed mosques, but there are numerous ways you can blend in with the locals.
For starters, locals in Cordoba eat late. Really, really late. Guidebook restaurants are filled with tourists up until ten or eleven pm, but after that, when the tourists have scuttled off back to bed, the locals reclaim their turf. Pick out any restaurant when it’s nearing midnight and you’ll find a flurry of activity – families lapping up local dishes, friends laughing over a beer or two, and even elderly residents exchanging the latest gossip.
By day, you can delve into local life through the meandering streets of the old town. Bypass the sprawling plazas and instead seek out the picturesque patios of local home owners. Patios are a huge part of Cordoba culture and there’s even a yearly competition to pick out the most elaborately beautiful. The best thing, though, is that hospitable locals open up their patios to the passing public, giving you a shady, quiet spot to learn more about the rich and ingrained traditions of the city.
Live like a local in one of our Cordoba apartments that pepper the city.
Cruising Around Cordoba – Horse and Carriages and Scenic Bus Rides
Cordoba itself doesn’t have an international airport, but you can reach the city from Madrid easily by bus or train. The quickest option is the high-speed train service that connects the two cities, but the bus is cheaper and more scenic.
Once you are in the city, it is really easy to navigate. The best way to get around is by foot, a method which means you’ll get to see all the amazing architecture and sights whilst soaking up the lively atmosphere. Alternatively, if you want to rest your legs, you can hop on the local buses, which journey between all the major attractions as well as destinations outside of the city, or grab a taxi to quickly whizz you from one place to the next.
To really experience the vintage style of Cordoba, you can always take a ride in a horse and carriage, which will wind its way through the old town, clip-clopping over the cobblestones, and presenting you with spectacular views of the incredible architecture. It’s not cheap, but it’s a great way to authentically explore the city.