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Discover the mysterious past of Al Andalus

  • Córdoba
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Hanif Silivestru

Zaytuna Tours Travel Agency is a company dedicated to providing powerful insights into the most emblematic Islamic sites in Europe and Morocco. Our core value at Zaytuna Tours is to be an active agent in the establishment of sustainable halal tourism as the only key solution against the fast and massive tourism trends. Besides, we wish to increase awareness on the importance... More »

Zaytuna Tours Travel Agency is a company dedicated to providing powerful insights into the most emblematic Islamic sites in Europe and Morocco. Our core value at Zaytuna Tours is to be an active agent in the establishment of sustainable halal tourism as the only key solution against the fast and massive tourism trends. Besides, we wish to increase awareness on the importance of an equitable interpretation of the history and a fair representation of the local tradition and inhabitants with a sincere treatment of these two actors. Personally I have a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology and at this moment I am the director of Zaytuna Tours Travel Agency. I was always working in the tourism sector around Europe, and I had the pleasure to be a freelancer entrepreneur owning a Bike Taxi in Amsterdam. My main goal now, since I am located in Córdoba is to share my experience and my modest knowledge of the past of Andalusia. I really enjoy having conversations related to history and I hope that I will make your walk through Córdoba worth of remembering.

About the tour

There was a privileged place in history, where the East and West wisdom synthesized, where for millennia on the South of Peninsula Ibérica, was fused the finest and most elevated of the spiritual and philosophical knowledge.

First of all, we will get a brief but consistent introduction to the historical events that took place for the eight centuries that Al Andalus ruled the West since the Tariq Bin Ziad first stepped in Iberica until the last Berber Kingdom, the Nasrid from Granada, resisted the Castilian Crown reconquest.

Our main purpose is to revive important figures from Al Andalus in the scientific fields and through their example restore the memory and greatness of Al Andalus.

Figure as Ibn Hazm (literature and theology), Ibn Rush (Averroes), Ibn Arabí and Ibn Masarra (philosophy), Ziryab (arts), Ibn Jaldun (history), Ibn Firnás (inventor), Al Gafiqí (oculist), Azarquiel (astronomy) will be discussed during the tour.

The walk will go on around the Old Center of Córdoba, places like the Puerta de Almodovar, the exterior of Córdoba Mosque, the Roman Bridge are one of the few places on our itinerary.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Under the Arch of Triumph, next to the Roman Bridge.
Tour duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (5)

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Juan Camilo Ropero

9 days ago

Hanif nos dió un maravilloso tour por la ciudad de Cordoba, acercándonos a su historia, cultura y filosofía. Tiene un gran conocimiento de la región, personajes históricos y grandes acontecimientos. Sin duda muy recomendado.

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Ridzwan Alias

24 days ago

Hanif was a great tour guide. Learned plenty of history during the tour! It's short and sweet given the extreme hot temperature when I was there. The tour tooked us through the historic Muslim district, Jewish quarter and current Christian neighborhood! It's amazing to learning that once upon a time ago that the people of the Books - Muslim, Jewish and Christians were living in peace and harmony that Cordova was the center of education, medicine and philosophy in Europe under Moorish administration.

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Jamal Khan

1 month ago

Wonderful! We have chosen this tour because we wanted a more personalized experience. Doing so we have learned a lot from Hanif, his English is very good and is knowledge of the Andalusian history as well. Definitely, we would recommend touring with Zaytuna Tours.

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Response from Hanif Silivestru:

Thank you very much, Jamal. Was a pleasure having you in Córdoba, I really enjoyed talking with you, hope you got back home well. All the best wishes to you!
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Warda

5 months ago

Hanif was an excellent guide. He was well-spoken, knowledgeable, and kind.

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Aigel khadeeva

6 months ago

My friend and I really liked tour provided by Hanif. He was knowledgeable, fun and easy -going. I whole-heartedly recommend to take tour by him. tip: You can request to meet him by your hotel or bus station on your convenience.

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Response from Hanif Silivestru:

Hei Aigel. Thank you very much for the feedback. It was very nice having you in Córdoba, and I enjoyed talking with you, apart from the content of the tour, about United State, Rusia and I had a great time. Count on me if you ever come back to Spain, and whenever I can do something for you, you know where you can find me. Good luck to both!
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