How to Spend 2 Days in Cordoba
While history draws most visitors to Cordoba’s winding streets, the city’s vibrant food, wine, and culture might tempt you to linger. With two days in Cordoba you can experience a bit of everything, from the Moorish-influenced architecture of the historic quarter to local tapas bars. Here’s how to plan a 2-day trip to Cordoba.
Day 1: Sample Cordoba’s Colorful History
**Morning:**Start the day with a walking tour of the old city, where the Moorish Quarter and Jewish Quarter are dotted with quiet squares. If you’re visiting during the city’s Patio Festival, join a tour featuring some of the flower-filled homes that open their doors for the event.
**Afternoon:**Even if you saw the magnificent Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral) in the morning, it’s worth stopping again, because the light in the courtyard of orange trees changes throughout the day. You’re guaranteed to find notice you missed at first. Opt for a guided tour that explores the site’s complex architecture and history.
**Night:**To watch a flamenco show in Cordoba, snag tickets in advance for an evening of foot-stomping, guitar-strumming, and castanets. Andalucia is where flamenco began, so there’s no better place to catch a performance.
Day 2: Discover Contemporary Cordoba
**Morning:**Head to a local market and wake up your taste buds with Andalucian staples: fresh vegetables, aromatic spices, dry sausages, and tangy cheese. Whether you strike out on your own or join a foodie tour that includes a market visit, you’ll enjoy the best and freshest fare, and discover new flavors.
**Afternoon:**After a morning of snacks, you’ll be ready to relax with another legacy of Moorish culture in Cordoba: the hamman, a traditional spa. Book admission to a spa in advance, so you can show up with tickets in hand, then get straight to soaking your travel aches away in the mixed-gender pools.
**Night:**For your last evening on Cordoba, join the locals in the city’s buzzing tapas bars. Drop by an eatery for pre-dinner snacks, or make a meal of tapas on a tour that takes in the hottest spots in town, from rooftop terraces to wine bars.