Pension El Portillo

Cabezas, núm.2, Córdoba, 14003, Spain

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    Pension El Portillo is a hostel located on Cabezas Street, approximately a ten-minute walk from major attractions. Attractions in the vicinity include Archaeological Museum of Cordoba, Museo de Julio Romero de Torres, and Museum of Fine Arts. Pension El Portillo received a 99% satisfaction rating. Positive reviewer comments included being a “good value” in excellent location. Reviewers also mentioned the hostel is quiet and welcoming, but “basic”. Guests mentioned that the room was smaller than expected, and the bathrooms were larger. There were few negative comments about the general maintenance and small bedroom sizes. Amenities include free wi-fi internet access.

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Patio Festival

by janetlee

I will arrive Cordoba on 27 May. I note that the Patio Festival will be held u
until 18 May. Will the patios still open on 27 May? How do I know whether the house host participate in the Festival so that I will not be an intruder if I enter their Patio?

Furthermore, as I have a packed schedule. After strolling in Le Mezquita, I have only a few hours left before returning to Cordoba station. Which part of Cordoba has the best patios so that I can go direct there?

Re: Patio Festival

by worldinabag


You may find this link useful -

Re: Patio Festival

by spacehopper


You can listen to a really good podcast about the Festival on Notes From Spain, I think it is number 61

Hope that helps you.

Enjoy your trip, best wishes


Re: Patio Festival

by janetlee

Thanks a lot for your information.

Travel Tips for Córdoba

Córdoba is, nowadays, not one...

by catarata

Córdoba is, nowadays, not one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. But it´s the witness of a wonderful past, a pattern of behaviour of living together different races (jewish, christians and muslims all together), in the sames place, respecting each other, learning from each other, as it should be. As a result: A magnific, artistic, erudite society in the Muslim Spain. In fact, I think it must have been the perfect society, where I would have liked to live in.
The Mosque-Cathedral (750 pts entry=$4). It dates back to the 10th century when the city reached its zenith under a new emir, Abd Al-Rahman III, one of the greatest rulers of Islamic History, who built the mosque over an antique christian church. In 1.371 'Capilla de Villaviciosa' was built by Moorish craftsmen in 1.371, and after the Reconquest(early 16th century), a Renaissance cathedral was made in the centre of the mosque.

The inside is decorated by thousands of white-and-red columns (following the sirius style), bright as shafts of sunlight giving a feeling of sickness mixed with peace. Sickness on account of the terrible mixture, recalling the need for power of both nations , leaving their 'God' or 'Ala' behind, after such a glorious age.Peace for it is a beautiful place, indeed.

Al Mirhab, the place in every mosque indicating the direction to Meca, where the imam started the prayers, amplifying his voice, is particularly magnificent. The shell is carved from a single block in marble and the chambers on either side, are decorated with exquisite Byzantine mosaics of gold, bright as the stars!.

Madinat Al-Zahra, the ruines of an old city of dreams, love, and exchanging culture, constructed in 936, by the command of Abd Al-Rahman II, 8 km far from Córdoba, in a place called Qarqarit.
The new city was called so on account of a sculpture there was in the main door of the madinat, until it was taken by the Christians. Since the death of Al-Hakam II the summit falls, dissapearing with Almanzor, moving the court to Madinat al Zahira (more near to Córdoba) leaving the new city of the rose. In the 15th century the people from Córdoba commits pillage and kill the berebers sheltered there.

Tower of Calahorra. It´s not quite beautiful itself, but it´s a very interesting multimedia museum about the history and protagonists in the 10th century.

The Province

Churches and Temples

by Martin_S.

It is amazing the number and diversity of the religious buildings you will see in many of the major towns and cities of Spain. Here in Cordoba we found many small churches and even the remains of a Roman temple. Sadly the Roman temple is fenced in and closed to visitors. The church of Santa Maria is just across the street from the Manolette statue. I wonder if the different types of architecture show different offshoots of Christiananity or just the taste of the individual architect who designed them during whatever period the church was built.

THE ALCAZAR. A few blocks down...

by Tolik

THE ALCAZAR. A few blocks down the river from Mezquita is the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, a palace built by the Christian kings in 1327 (but some parts of the massive walls and towers date from the moorish times). Aroundthe Alcazar, within the walls, are gardens with pools and fountains.
Ferdinando and Isabel bade Columbus farewell here. From 1490 to 1821 Alcazar served as a headquartes for the Inquisition.

if you want to travel in...

by Maai

if you want to travel in andaloucia, you can do best by train. We always used the train during siesta... because it is airconditioned and in this way you can combine the travel with some fresh air, some peace and quiet, and nice landscapes...

La Almudaina

by ghawener about La Almudaina

La Almudaina

The owners of this historic restaurant near the Alcázar deserve as much credit for their renovations of a decrepit 15th-century palace as they do for the excellent cuisine produced in their bustling kitchen. Fronting the river in the old Jewish Quarter, La Almudaina is one of the most attractive eateries in Andalusia, where you can dine in one of the lace-curtained salons or on a glass-roofed central courtyard. Specialties include salmon crepes; a wide array of fish, such as hake with shrimp sauce; and meats, such as pork loin in wine sauce. For dessert, try the not-too-sweet chocolate crepe.


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Address: Cabezas, núm.2, Córdoba, 14003, Spain