The city of Cordoba is a well-known tourist destination for its impressive Islamic architecture and culture. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Cordoba is the Mosque, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Many tourists visiting the Mezquita are interested in a guided tour that takes them around the different sights of Cordoba. These tours often include visits to mosques, churches, Roman baths and other points of interest that can help tourists better understand what life was like for Muslims and Christians living side by side during medieval times in Andalusia.
Now imagine all this but at night, at a much more welcoming temperature than the relentless daytime heat, and accompanied by a specialised guide. This is what the Free Night Tours in Cordoba we offer you at Guruwalk are like.
The old part of the city is a fascinating place to visit at night, where you will see many monuments, museums, churches, galleries and pleasant walking areas, such as strolling along the Guadalquivir River or walking along the city walls.
One of the places worth seeing for its illumination at night is the Alcázar Viejo de Córdoba. It is one of the best-preserved examples of Mudejar architecture in Spain. It was built during the first third of the 13th century. The building has a rectangular floor plan, with four towers and two courtyards. The first courtyard is decorated with a garden, a fountain and various ornamental plants. This courtyard is accessed through an archway that shows Islamic influences in its decoration. The second courtyard is more elaborate and features a beautiful arched gallery covered with colourful mosaics and surrounded by columns supporting an intricately carved wooden ceiling.
Another important space not to be missed at night is the Plaza de las Tendillas. The Plaza is one of the oldest parts of the city and many popular tourist attractions are located nearby.
The name comes from the word "tendilla" which means curtain or cloth. There are many theories about how the square got its name, one of which explains that it got its name from a canopy that used to hang over this area and protect people from the heavy rains and sun.
It is one of the most important squares in Cordoba because it has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931 by the Spanish parliament. In 2018, it was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its architectural values as well as for its importance in the history of Spain.
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