Córdoba (Spain)

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Eco-friendly travel guide to Córdoba (Spain) advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Córdoba, Spain.


  • Air quality: 3/ 5
  • Exploring by foot: 4.5 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4 / 5
  • Public transportation: 4/ 5
  • Parks: 3/ 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3/ 5
  • Locals' English level: 3.5 / 5
  • Safety: 3.5/ 5
  • Accommodation: US$70 - $300
  • Budget per day: US$50 - $200

Responsible Travel

The city of Cordoba is present in the country of Spain which is present in the Southern Spanish region in Spain, during the middle ages this was a major islamic centre of the country Spain. The city of Cordoba is a tourist attraction spot which has so many interesting destinations to visit and explore, tourists need to travel very carefully in the city of Cordoba and they should follow all the green measures which are good for the environment.


Air Quality and Pollution

In the city of Cordoba after so much hard work of the local people of this city the air quality of this city is now better, earlier the air quality of the city Cordoba was not so good and because of this so many local people got diagnosed from various respiratory diseases.


Respect the Culture

Every country, region or a city has its own cultural beliefs and moral values and all the local people of that particular region or a city follow it, in the city of Cordoba also the local people are very dedicated towards their culture. Tourists who are visiting the city of Cordoba should be very careful about the words they speak about the culture of this city as if anything goes against the culture of this city then the tourists may face certain difficulties during their trip to the city of Cordoba.


Top 10 Places to Visit

The city of Cordoba is a very popular tourist attraction spot which is filled from so many fascinating places, names of top 10 places which tourists should definitely pay a visit if they are on a trip to the city of Cordoba are mentioned below

• Mosque of Cordoba- Mosque of Cordoba is the most famous tourist spot which is present in the region of Calle Cardenal Herrero of the city Cordoba, this ancient and historical cathedral was opened in 987 AD and still it is in a very good condition.

• Cabildo "Catedral de Córdoba"- Cabildo "Catedral de Córdoba" is another very famous catholic church which is present in the region of Calle Cardenal Herrero of the city Cordoba, the tourists will definitely like the interior of the church Cabildo as it is very beautiful.

• Museo de San Clemente, Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba- Museo de San Clemente, Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is a religious institution which is present in the region of Calle Magistral González Francés of the city Cordoba which provides so much information regarding the historical past of this city.

• Patio De Los Naranjos- Patio De Los Naranjos is a very popular landmark which is present in the region of Calle Cardenal Herrero of the city Cordoba, this place is famous for the fountains, so many orange trees and mosque and tourists will definitely have a good time at this place.

• Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs- Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs is a very beautiful garden which is present in the region of Plaza Campo Santo de los Mártires of the city Cordoba where there are so many plants and trees and the environment is very natural.

• Monumento Reyes Católicos y Colón- Monumento Reyes Católicos y Colón is a place where there are some sculptures which are made very nicely, this place is present in the region of Ronda De Isasa of the city Cordoba.

• Statue of Seneca- Statue of Seneca is also among one of those places where tourists should definitely visit, this statue is present in the region of Calle Puerta de Almodóvar of the city Cordoba.

• Palacio de la Merced- Palacio de la Merced is a very beautiful palace which is present in the region of Plaza de Colon of the city Cordoba, the tourists will definitely like the architecture of this palace as it is constructed very nicely.

• Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra- Medina Azahara is a very beautiful archeological site which is present in the region of Ctra. Palma del Río of the city Cordoba where the visitors can see how beautifully this monument has been made with the help of stones.

• Caballerizas Reales- Caballerizas Reales is a museum which is present in the region of Calle Caballerizas Reales of the city Cordoba where visitors will get to so many vehicles which used to run in the past in this city.


Explore

The city of CordobaCathedral of Córdoba- Museo de San Clemente, Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is a religious institution which is present in the region of Calle Magistral González Francés of the city Cordoba which provides so


City Parks

There are so many city parks which are present in the Cordoba, names of some of the city parks of this city are mentioned below

● Verde Park- Verde Park is a city park which is present in the region of Calle Manuel Fuentes of the city Cordoba, this park is ideal for the people to prefer to go on long walks and the visitors also get a very large surface area where they can walk with the most ideal environment.

● Parque Juan Carlos- Parque Juan Carlos is another city park which is present in the region of Calle Antonio Maura of the city Cordoba, the atmosphere at this park is very relaxing as the amount of greenery which is available in this park is beneficial for reducing the levels of stress.


National Parks

There are various national parks and nature reserves which is present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of the national parks are mentioned below

● urbano El Patriarca Park- urbano El Patriarca Park is a very beautiful nature reserve which is present in the city of Cordoba, the visitors will get to see so many different varieties and species of flora.

● Los Terrones- Los Terrones is also a very popular nature reserve which is present in the city of Cordoba, here the visitors will get to see so many different species of both flora and fauna and most of the species of fauna are harmless.


Beaches

There are so many beaches and beach resorts which are present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of the beaches of this city are mentioned below

● Clubs Marbella- Clubs Marbella is considered to be one of the best beaches which is present in the country of Spain, at this beach the visitors get to do so many outdoor activities and they will definitely enjoy their outing to this beach.

● Playa Tajo de la Soga- Playa Tajo de la Soga is also amongst the one of the best beaches which is present in the country of Spain, the visitors get a very large surface area where they can sit and relax.


Landmarks

There are so many famous landmarks which are present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of the landmarks of this city are mentioned below

● Roman Bridge of Córdoba- Roman Bridge of Córdoba is a very famous tourist attraction spot which is present in the region of Av. del Alcázar of the city Cordoba, this roman bridge is very ancient and was constructed so many years ago.

● Puente Romano 360- Puente Romano 360 is also a very popular destination for the tourists to visit which is present in the region of Puente Romano of the city Cordoba.


Museums

There are so many museums which are present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Julio Romero de Torres Museum- Julio Romero de Torres Museum consist a very large proportion of the paintings made by the great painter Julio Romero, this museum which is present in the city of Cordoba.

● Museum of Fine Arts- Museum of Fine Arts has a very large collection of paintings which are made by some of the famous painters of Spain, Museum of fine arts also has so many beautiful sculptures which are in very good condition.


Eat

There are so many traditional and local dishes which are consumed by the local people of the city Cordoba, tourists who are on a trip to the city of Cordoba should definitely consume the local and traditional food of this city as it tastes very delicious. Tourists can very easily consume the local dishes of this city over the various restaurants which serve good quality dishes to their visitors in the city of Cordoba. There are many local dishes of the city Cordoba, names of some of the local dishes of the city Cordoba are mentioned below

● Flamenquín

● Salmorejo

● Pastel Cordobés


Traditional Local Restaurants

Traditional Local restaurants are ideal for the tourists who are on a trip to the city of Cordoba as here they will get to eat all the traditional and local dishes which are being consumed by the local people of this city. The local traditional restaurants which are present in the city of Cordoba serve quality food to the customers at very affordable prices, the services these restaurants provide to their customers are very satisfactory. Names of some of the Traditional Local restaurants which are present in the city of Cordoba are mentioned below

● Regadera

● Bodegas Mezquita

● Noor restaurant


Vegetarian and Vegan

Vegetarian people will not face any kinds of difficulties in finding a vegetarian restaurants present in the city of Cordoba as the numbers of vegetarian restaurants are quite high. Although the vegan people might face some difficulties when they are on a trip to the city of Cordoba as the numbers of vegan restaurants are very less and the vegan food which is available in this city is also quite costly in comparison to some other regions. Names of some of the vegetarian and vegan restaurants which are present in this city are mentioned below


Street Food

Street food lovers will also get so many options of Street food dishes if they are on a trip to the city of Cordoba, the street food which is available in the city of Cordoba is not only delicious to eat but it is also very cheap and everyone can afford to consume it. Although the quality of food which is served over these street stalls is not at all of good quality as compared to the food which is served over the traditional local restaurants of this city. Names of places at which tourists can consume the street food in the city of Cordoba are mentioned below

● Boxer Food - Genuine Street Food

● KalmaChicha Natural Street Food


Drink

Drinking alcoholic beverages or non alcoholic beverages have become very common all over the world and people like to consume drinks mostly every day, the local people of the city Cordoba are also very fond of consuming some of the drinks like beer, visky, wine and non alcoholic beverages. There is a drinking age of 18-19 in the city of Cordoba and anyone who's age is lower than 18 or 18 is strictly not allowed to consume alcoholic drinks as it is illegal.


Tap-water

The tap water which is available in the city of Cordoba is considered to be drinkable and safe for consumption for the local people of this city, although the tap water of this city contains some kinds of impurities which can cause various kidney related health issues in some local people of Cordoba. Tourists who are on a trip to the city Cordoba can use the packaged drinking water for the safety of their health as it is completely safe to consume and totally free from any kinds of impurities.


Organic Cafés

Organic cafes are one of those ideal places which are meant for relaxing and are always filled with visitors specially in the morning as the local residents of the city Cordoba prefer to start their day by drinking a caffeinated drink so as to keep themselves awake throughout the day for work. There are so many organic cafes which are present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of the organic cafes which are present in this city are mentioned below

● Maddow Coffee Shop

● Panea - Mercado Victoria


Breweries

Beer is one of the most popular and famous drinks which is consumed in the whole world because of its affordable rates, as beer has a very low alcoholic content it is much more prefered and consumed over any other alcoholic beverage in every part of this world. In the city of Cordoba also there are several breweries which are either present in or near to this city, the local residents of the city Cordoba are also very fond of consuming beer and they drink it everyday with most of their meals. Names of some of the breweries which are present in this city are mentioned below

● Califa

● Penibética de Cervezas y Bebidas S.L.


Activities

There are so many interesting activities for both the local people of the city Cordoba and also for the tourists who are on trip to this city, people can do so many adventurous activities like going on jungle safaris on the various wildlife sanctuaries which are present in the city of Cordoba. People can also visit the various water parks and theme parks which are present in the city of Cordoba where they can enjoy the water rides in the water park and people can enjoy in the theme parks on various themes.


Yoga and Retreats

Yoga has gained so much popularity and followers from the past some years as it has been proven very effective by so many of the renowned organizations against the treatment of so many chronic diseases which can even not be treated with medications. The local people of the city Cordoba also practice yoga on daily basis as they are also aware of its benefits and positive impacts on the human body. Names of some of yoga and retreats which are present in the city of Cordoba are mentioned below

● YOU. Centro de Yoga en Córdoba

● Namaste Yoga Córdoba Sala Nirvana


Accommodation

Accommodation is considered to be one of the most important factors for the tourists or the visitors when they are planning a trip to any country or a city, choice of the mode of accommodation should be done extremely wisely and carefully . In the city of Cordoba there are so many modes of accommodation which are available for the tourists who are on a trip to this city, people can choose any one of the modes of accommodations as per their requirements and budget and they have a lot of options.


Green Hotels

Green hotels are one of the most opted modes of accommodation which are available in the city of Cordoba by the tourists as they have all sorts of facilities for their customers and they try their best to maintain the budget of their customers. Green hotels follow all the green measures or activities which are very beneficial for the welfare of the environment of the earth, such hotels are very helpful in reducing the pollution rates and are extremely effective against the environment as they also prevent environmental degradation. In the city of Cordoba there are various green hotels present, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Hotel Córdoba Center

● Hotel Oasis


Hostels and Guest Houses

Hostels are one of those accommodations which are mostly opted by the students who want to study in the universities which are present in the city of Cordoba as the facilities which hotels provide are quite less, there are so many hostels which are present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of hostels of this city them are mentioned below

● Funky Córdoba

● Hostel Ronda


Guest houses are mostly opted by the people who are on an office trip to the city of Cordoba, names of some of the guest houses are mentioned below

● Hospederia Los Angeles

● Mamre


Apartments

This mode of accommodation is considered to be the most comfortable and convenient mode of accommodation in the city of Cordoba as it provides a lot of facilities to its residents. There are so many apartments which are present in the city of Cordoba, names of some of the apartments of this city are mentioned below

● Suites La Posada De Pilar

● Thegood Brillante Parking Incluido


Couchsurfing

Couch surfing is quite a common practice which is practised across the whole world and also one of the favourite practices done by the tourists, couch surfing can make the trip of the tourists extremely easy and convenient as the local people can help them in every situation or whenever they face any kinds of difficulty during their trip to the city of Cordoba. Couch surfing is a very budget friendly practice and because of this it is a very common practice in the city of Cordoba also.


Camping

Camping is an adventurous activity which must be practiced under an expert professional who has a good experience in camping as there are so many risk factors for the people when they will practice camping for the first time their whole life. Although camping has been made extremely easy by the camping centres which are present in the city of Cordoba. The local people of the city Cordoba are also very fond of practicing camping during their free time, they do camping over the various camping centres which are present in the city of Cordoba.


How to Get There

Getting to the city of Cordoba is quite easy and also very convenient as there are so many modes of transportation which are available for the tourists in this city, tourists can choose any of the transportation as per their convenience. Most modes of transportation are well developed in the city of Cordoba which makes transportation very convenient in this city and people will face very less difficulty in travelling. People who are traveling from another country to the city of cordoba mostly opt for air transportation as it is a very rapid mode of transportation and also very time consuming.


Air

Air transportation is not so well developed in the city of Cordoba as there are not so many airports in this city, the city of Cordoba does not have any international airport as there is only one airport in this city namely Cordoba airport which is also a domestic airport. The local people of the city Cordoba can board flights to any region of the country Spain from the Cordoba airport which is present in this city.


Bus

Buses are the most opted mode of transportation in the city of Cordoba as other modes of transportation in this city are much more costly than buses, the condition of roads are quite good in the city of Cordoba which makes the transportation through buses much more easier. Names of some of bus stations which are present in the city of Cordoba are mentioned below

● Estación Autobuses Córdoba

● Hertz - Cordoba - Cordoba Bus Station


Train

Train transportation of the city Cordoba is also very satisfactory when we talk about the transportation services which are present in the city of Cordoba, train transportation is very budget friendly as the cost of the train ticket which runs in Cordoba is much less than the ticket price of bus. There is only one railway station which is present in the city of Cordoba which is named as Cordoba railway station from where people can board trains for most of the regions of the country Spain.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking nowadays is mostly used in the case of any kinds of emergency situations like an accident or any other serious circumstances and the local people of the city Cordoba are humble enough to help people who are in kind of emergency situation. Earlier the practice of hitchhiking used to be very common in the whole world but as the cases of robbery and murder started increasing the people using the practice of hitchhiking started decreasing as they did not considered this practice to be safe to use. Hitchhiking can be a very effective practice to do in the city of Cordoba as this city has a very good connectivity of roads which makes hitchhiking extremely effective in this city.


Others

Others modes of transportation are also available in the city of Cordoba which are also very much opted and are also very effective for transportation in this city, taxi is one such mode of transportation which is available in the city of cordoba. There are various taxi rental agencies and companies which are present in the city of clCordoba and which are helping the local people of this city to travel from one place to another at reasonable and affordable rates.


Moving Around

Moving around in the city of Cordoba is very easy as both the local people of this city and tourists get so many options of transportation and they can choose any one of them as per their needs and requirements. Tourists can opt for the public buses which are running under the government agencies in the city of Cordoba, such buses are extremely affordable and are also very punctual as they follow a very strict time table and help their passengers to reach on time always.


Walk

Walking is very important for the tourists when they are on a trip to the city Krasnoyarsk, as walking enhances the rates of exploration and helps the tourists to find some more interesting places to explore and some more interesting activities to do in this city. The local people of the city Krasnoyarsk are very fond of going on walks and they love to go on walks during the morning and the evening times, there are so many city parks which are present in the city of Krasnoyarsk which gives the most ideal environment for the people to go on a walk.


Bicycle

Bicycles in the city of Cordoba are mostly opted by the local people who are fitness freaks and are very conscious when it comes to their health, in the city of Cordoba there are so many companies which provide bicycles on rent to the local people. People can also rent bicycles in the city of Cordoba online through the app very easily and conveniently, on the app all the details are available and people will not find any kinds of difficulties.


Electronic Vehicles

Electric vehicles should get mandatory in the near future looking at the current situation of increasing pollution in the city of Cordoba and depletion of the ozone layer of the earth, the vehicles which run on fossil fuels like petrol and diesel are extremely harmful for the environment as they are the main reason behind increasing pollution in the city of Cordoba. There are some local people of the city Cordoba who are using electric vehicles as they are aware of the increasing pollution rates, use of electric vehicles will definitely help reducing the rates of pollution in the city of Cordoba.


Public Bus

Public buses are one of the primary sources of transportation in the city of Cordoba as this mode of transportation is considered to be one of the cheapest modes of transportation which is available in the city of Cordoba. These public buses of the city Cordoba run on every route which is present in this city for the convenience of the local people of every region of this city, public buses are very affordable and anyone can afford to travel in them as the rates are low and everyday a lot of people travel through these buses.


Tram, Train and Subway

Trains are available in the city of Cordoba and they contribute a lot of proportion towards the transportation facilities which are present in the city of Cordoba. Trains in this city are considered to be one of the most affordable modes of transportation present in the city of Cordoba.


Sustainable Shopping

The term of sustainable shopping is attaining peaks by every passing day as it has been considered extremely effective for the environment. Shopping green contributes a so much towards the welfare of the environment as the products which are available for purchase in these sustainable shops are totally eco-friendly as they are derived by eco-friendly means, such products are totally free from any such materials or chemical compounds which can cause pollution or environment degradation or which can cause harm to the environment. The local people of the city Cordoba have also started using sustainable products as they are very impressed by the benefits it has both on the environment and on themselves.


Food Markets

The food markets which are present in the city of Cordoba are famous for the good quality of food products which they sell to the local people of this city, in these markets every product which is related to food or cooking can be purchased very easily ranging from processed food to spices. In the city of Cordoba there are so many food markets and the local people of this city can purchase food commodities from any one of the food market as per their ease and the distance at which the food market is present from their homes, names of some of the food markets present in the city of Cordoba are mentioned below

● Food Market Mercado Los Patios De Lamarquesa

● Rafael Flores


Flea Markets

In the flea markets which are present in the Cordoba nearly every type of commodity is present to purchase for the visitors, flea markets are ideal places for buying products at much less rates than usual. In the city of Cordoba the numbers of flea markets are quite less but their numbers are increasing every year by looking at its success in the local people of the city Cordoba. There are various places at which these flea markets are present in the city of Cordoba names of some of them are mentioned below

● Mercadillo Arenal

● Mercado de la Corredera Plaza de las Cañas


Second Hand Stores

The numbers of second hand stores are increasing day by day in the city of Cordoba as the local people of the city Cordoba are buying commodities from second hand stores very oftenly. The commodities which are available for purchasing in these second hand stores are in working and good condition and the local people of Cordoba who cannot afford to purchase it in the new form purchase it from these second hand stores. Names of some of the second hand stores which are present in the city of Cordoba are mentioned below


● Barganero Córdoba Shop

● Lonja vintage


Eco-Fashion

By the word eco-fashion one can understand that he/she should use the clothes which are made from materials which are derived from eco-friendly materials, such clothes are not only beneficial for the environment but they are also very beneficial towards the health of the human beings. Eco-friendly clothes are very effective in reducing the rates of environmental degradation as they can get disposed easily by natural means or ways, in the city of Cordoba also the local people are using clothes which are eco-friendly as they are very much aware about the benefits these clothes have over normal clothes.


Recycling

Recycling is considered to be one of the most effective processes which can be described as conversion of waste materials which are of no further use for the human beings are converted to something effective which is totally safe for the environment. In the process of recycling substances which are non biodegradable are mostly used as these materials have the tendency to increase the rates of environmental degradation and are very harmful for the environment. The city of Cordoba needs to do something when it comes to the process of recycling although there are various recycling agencies which are trying their level best so as to recycle every kind of waste material which is being generated in the city of Cordoba.


Waste

The waste management is also not up to the par when we take regard of the city Cordoba and this is the part where the government of this city should consider as management of waste is extremely important so as to control the rates of environmental degradation in Cordoba. Maintenance of non biodegradable waste is one of the most important things so as to control the rates of environmental degradation in the city of Cordoba as such kinds of waste require an external means or easy so as to get decomposed.


Work and Study Abroad

The job opportunities are also not so high in the city of Cordoba and the local people of the city Cordoba have to work extremely hard so as to get a job and make their day to day expenses in this city. The universities which are present in the city of Cordoba give chances to some selected students who are good in studies and which score good grades from their university to help them settle abroad.


Exchange Student

The universities which are present in the city of Cordoba every year carry out exchange student programs for the students who are living in another city or region of the country Spain but want to study in this city as they might not be satisfied with the education they are getting in their own region. The education in the city Cordoba is quite cheap as compared to some other regions, the students who cannot afford to gain education in their own region or city can enroll themselves in the exchange programs which are carried out by the universities of Cordoba.


Au Pair

The au pairing companies and agencies which are present in the city of Cordoba have done extremely well when it comes to providing jobs to the needy ones who are in definite need of a job so as to make their living in this city. People who are in the search of a job in the city of Cordoba can visit the several au pair agencies and get themselves enrolled by filling some very basic personal information over the website and these people will help them get a job to earn decent amounts of money.


Volunteering

Volunteering is meant to be one of the most effective methods through which people can get a permanent job in the city of Cordoba, although getting a permanent job through volunteering is not at all an easy task to do as the amount of competition at one single post is extremely in the city of Cordoba.


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