Sevilla and Cordova, together with Granada, represent the heart of Andalusia, one of the most fascinating regions of Spain. Their distance is about 140 km, easily reachable by fast (40-45 min) and comfortable train (see Renfe’s site).
Sevilla is the capital of Andalusia, and the first one of the three andalusian stages; it is crossed by a river (“Guadalquivir”) and this makes it interesting as for all the cities crossed by rivers. It is all on level ground with many pedestrian areas, very pleasant for biking tours.
Not to be missed Alcazar, with its gardens, Plaza de Espana, Barrio Santa Cruz, Giralda’s Tower (from where you can admire a beautiful view)and the cathedral.
But the real must are tapas bar, really extraordinary; there are hundreds and we recommend to try one for every different meal.
To avoid during summer and particularly in august: Andalusia is very hot in that period!
- Hotel: Hotel Casa 1800
- Restaurant: Bodega Dos De Mayo
- Restaurant: Labulla
- Restaurant: Vineria San Telmo
While Sevilla is young, sparkling, sunny, modern (even if it has wonderful historical places), Cordova gives a more intense history image making it more melancholy than Sevilla. Historical center is very beautiful and Mezquita is really incredible, beautiful, not to be missed, a mix of cathedral and mosque that makes it unique in the world and absolutely to visit.
Very characteristic the Juderia (jewish neighbor) a very neat district where the white rules.
For the wellness lovers, we recommend to spend some time in an hammam (there is one few meters far from Mezquita) but beware not to go during crowded times. Lively and interesting the shopping area where you can buy quality items at very good prices. You can reach Cordova Both with a rented car and by train.