Hotel Colon

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Alhaken II, Cordoba, 14008, Spain

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Satisfaction Very Good
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 338% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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  • Families58
  • Couples72
  • Solo40
  • Business0
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    Hotel Colon is a 3 star hotel located on Alhaken II Street, outside the city center. Attractions in the vicinity include Palacio Museo de Viana, Archaeological Museum of Cordoba, and Museum of Fine Arts, Cordoba. Hotel Colon received an 82% satisfaction rating. Positive reviewer comments included being inexpensive and comfy and having a friendly staff. Reviewers also mentioned this hotel is perfect for a day-trip to Cordoba, a good value and close to El Corte Ingles and shops. Guests mentioned that it can be difficult to find, but is easy from the train station. There were few negative comments such as the hotel feels “dated”. Amenities include Internet on the ground floor.

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From Marseille to Cordoba

by iankarim

I will be in marseille on the 7th of july and wd like to travel to spain from there for 2 days (sat-sun).
i have found that there are flights from ryan air which take you to madrid or malaga.
I am interested in three things:
1-Cordoba mosque (top priority)
2-Gibralter (2nd most)
3-best sand beach close by
4-ibizia (optional)

i will be short on time and budget, so could any one make a suitable itenary.


Re: From Marseille to Cordoba

by Carmela71

Ryanair, as you said flies to Malaga. You can get a good price for a rental car (around 100 euros per week) so you can drive to Cordoba, then to Sevilla, down to the beach area to Cadiz coast (Tarifa and Bolonia beach is my favorite), drive to Gibraltar and back to Malaga airport.

for Ibiza in July an august you must book flights in advance as they get more expensive, maybe next time try to go to Barcelona and from there you can get cheap flights to Ibiza (minimum 4 days there seriously!!!)

I drive around Andalucia often, so If you need more suggestions, just let me know :-)

Travel Tips for Córdoba

Mosque of Córdoba:

It is...

by ctv881

Mosque of Córdoba:

It is attributed to Abderramán’s longing for the mosques of Damascus, where his dynasty perished. Yet at the same time, it manifests the triumphs of his people and his gratitude to his faith.

In 780 AD, begin the construction of the biggest mosque the world had ever known over the structure of what it was known as the visgothic church of Saint Vincent.

The 23,400 square meters that occupies the actual mosque with almost 500 columns and superimposed arches, they are the partial creation of Abderramán I, of Abderramán II, of Alhaken II and of Almanzor already by the year 987 AD. It is considered the epitome of the caifal art, and its fantastic forest of columns and arches in its interior is one of the most beautiful spaces ever constructed in a house of worship. The orientation of the Mihrab, curiously is not towards Meccah. In 1,253, at the center of its complex, a Christian cathedral is built.

Few pieces of art of this magnitude present such mixture of artistry such as the Cordobesian mosque, where mixed into the caifal styles, you can see the Byzantine and oriental influences, as well as hispano-romanic and Visigothic elements. To observe this, all that is needed is to step on to the Gate of the Forgiveness, at its northern side, crossing through its mudejar decorations, and stepping on to the Patio of the Orange Trees, entering the mosque through the Gate of the Palms, of a beautiful plateresque style. It is then only that you will find the grandiose caifal architecture.

In this great Muslim temple, one can appreciate its magnificence in each corner and detail. The examples of the central octagonal dome, richly decorated with polychrome mosaics; the Mihrab, or the place to which a Muslim must look for it faces Mecca, that possesses a blinding decoration of marble and sculpted Byzantine mosaics, as well as dozen other examples.

LA CATEDRAL. In 1236 Cordoba...

by Christianne

LA CATEDRAL. In 1236 Cordoba was reconquered by the Christians and converted the mosque inot Christian Cathedral.They added the Royal Chapel.In 1523 the Catholic Church and King Charles V built a christian cathedreal inside the mosque. So the Gothic style was mixed to the Baroque and Renaissance style.

THE CATHEDRAL. After return of...

by Tolik

THE CATHEDRAL. After return of Christians in 1236, the mosque was reconsecrated as a Christian church, but only in 1523 construction began on a Cathedral within its walls, requiring the removal some of the original columns. Nevetherless, this Gothic in design cathedral (with some late baroque features) is really nice. Here we have two quite different worlds under one harmonious roof. Especially noteworthy are the choir stalls, carved by the Andalucian sculptor Pedro Dukue Cornejo.

From Sevilla by bus

by andal13

There is a regular bus service from Sevilla to Cordoba; the company is "Alsina Graells", and there is one bus each hour.
Cordoba Bus Station: Plaza de las Tres Culturas s/n

Hay un servicio de buses regular desde Sevilla a C?rdoba; la empresa es "Alsina Graells", y hay un bus cada hora.
Estación de Autobuses de Córdoba: Plaza de las Tres Culturas s/n

Bodega Guzman

by Lorro about Bodega Guzman

A Patio converted in to a restaurant with a "bodega" at the back full of wooden barrels this place is charming, and gives you the feel of Cordoba.
Typical Tapas and Sherry, Wine and Beer. You can order the dishes in 3 sizes, Smallest to biggest: Tapa, 1/2 Racion and Racion. There is a menu translated (badly) into English. The prices are cheap and the food good. Its a beautiful place and a gem if you want typical Cordoban food with local prices not geared towards tourists.
Dont expect fast service or for the waiter to pay too much attention to you. Its not because you are foreign, Its because he is cordoban, they will get to you on their own time...Dont try to rush things. Enjoy Spain! Salmorejo con Jamon (A sister of Gazpacho, Cold garlicky tomato sauce/cream that is made with raw egg.and bread mixed in.) VERY GOOD! And its a typical dish from Cordoba.
The Albondigas (Meatballs) are good as is pretty much everything else. Try something new!


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