Here are some of the reasons why Córdoba is one of my favorite cities in Spain.
I love the history, the culture, the architecture, the food, the people we met, etc...
We stayed in a hotel right across from the Roman Bridge, so we enjoyed strolling on the bridge to & from the city every day.
My mom & I enjoyed walking on the narrow cobble stone streets surrounded by the whitewashed buildings, eating lots of tapas, visiting the patios, Viana Palace, the artisan shops on ‘Calle de los Judios’, the Synagogue, Casa de Sefarad, Victoria Gardens, Calahorra Tower, the wonderful market at Plaza de la Corredera & various churches.
One afternoon, we got lost looking for, 'Cristo de los Faroles', but we finally found it in a small hidden plaza surrounded by a church & other buildings.
Another day after having visited Palacio de Viana, my mom was too tired to continue walking, so we called the taxi driver we'd met when we first arrived to Córdoba, & he gave us a small tour of the city as he drove us back to our hotel.
We visited many small beautiful churches & ate wonderful Andalucían food during our 4 day stay in Córdoba.
We also found a couple of "Fruterias" (Fruit shops) near our hotel, where we purchased the sweetest green grapes we've ever tasted.
Staying in any city for at least an overnight, gives one a chance to experience the city at it's best, before & after the hordes of tour groups arrive & depart the city.
We witnessed a couple of amazing sunsets & were mesmerized by the Mezquita, especially when it glows at nightfall.
Enjoy your trip!