Excursion to Cordoba: Immerse yourself in this ancient melting pot of cultures with this fascinating full-day tour to Cordoba, where Christianity, Islam and Judaism thrived and coexisted peacefully.
Now a bustling provincial capital, Cordoba was once the largest city in the world, a vast multicultural centre of learning. On this full day guided tour, you will be dazzled by the colourful patios, enchanted by the narrow alleys bedecked with plants and awestruck by the elaborate beauty of the religious architecture.
The city also has a wealth of Roman remains, with the ruins of a temple and a mausoleum in the centre and a 2,000-year-old, 16-arch bridge spanning the River Guadalquivir.
But it’s the monumental Mosque-Cathedral, a Unesco World Heritage Site, which is the city’s most famous attraction. Wander through a maze of magnificent Moorish arches and pillars to discover the stunning Catholic cathedral built at the centre of this truly captivating religious building.
Stroll through the old Jewish Quarter and see the synagogue, with its intricate Arabesque décor.
Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets around the Mosque-Cathedral and suddenly find yourself in historic plazas that are mentioned in Don Quixote. Be mesmerised by cool little squares, offering shade from the blistering sun, and redolent with plants and flowers. Marvel at the medieval churches and renaissance, and baroque palaces. Relax in the peaceful landscaped gardens of the Alcazar of the Christian kings.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up in the hotel lobby or a nearby meeting point.
Languages: English, german, french, italian and spanish.