Plaza de Corredera, Córdoba
The Corredera Square is one of the most important squares of the city. Considered their Plaza Mayor is an example of seventeenth century architecture. The square owes its name to that in its origins housed the cane games, horse racing and the first bullfight of Cordoba. Nowadays the square is lined with bars and terraces and foot traffic is incessant.
La plaza de la Corredera es una de las plazas más importantes de la ciudad. Considerada su plaza mayor es un ejemplo de la arquitectura popular del siglo XVII. La plaza debe su nombre a que en sus orígenes albergaba los juegos de caña, las carreras de caballos y las primeras corridas de toros de Córdoba. Hoy en día la plaza está llena de bares y terrazas y el paso de gente es incesante.
This traditional Castilian style square Plaza was buit over the main entrance to the amphiteatre (some great roman mosaics were founded during the construction, they can be seen in the Alcazar). This square was used for popular spectacles. Now is full of terraces, a good place to enjoy a cold Fino.
Don't know, must have been the weather....on our visit to the Plaza it was almost totally devoid of life. We did find life in the market area just off the plaza and that is where Zohara and I headed after looking at the not impressive building that encloses the plaza itself. There were a few small restaurants/bars/cafes there, but again almost empty, wrong time of day??
Plaza de la Corredera is an example of XVIIth century popular architecture, according to a castillian model of main square, not very usual in Andalucia. Ancient Roman mosaics have been found on the foundations of the square and may be visited nowadays at the Alcazares. This square has been probably the entrance to the Roman amphitheatre. The photo is not very usual: we had a very rainy day in Cordoba.
La Plaza de la Corredera es un ejemplo de arquitectura popular del siglo XVII, siguiendo el modelo castellano de plaza mayor, no muy habitual en Andalucia. Se encontraron antiguos mosaicos romanos en las excavaciones realizadas en la plaza y pueden visitarse ahora en los Alcazares. Probablemente esta plaza fue la entrada al anfiteatro romano. La foto no es muy habitual: tuvimos un dia realmente lluvioso en Cordoba.
I had seen on reforms while they were doing the underground parking, so till last time I could not enjoyed its most. It is a perfect place to stop and have some tapas after all the walking around Cordoba. Prices can be a little more expensive, but not too much, we had a great dinner with some friends a few years ago.
Now we can go up north the city and visit some of the churches if you have more time
La Plaza de Corredera is a beautiful rectangular square.It is located nor far from Jewish Quarter and the first bullfights in Cordoba took place here long time ago.
Now you can find here a few bars and restaurants and also some shops,it is a nice place to have a rest and have a drink on the outdoor terraces!.
and watch the world go by..
food and drink is great in Cordoba...but make sure you protect yourself from the Sun,it can get extremly hot...