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Museums of Cordoba

Cordoba is a city that is full of pure art, like all Andalusia. In this city you can make thousands of plans or see the infinity of monuments and corners that the beautiful city of Cordoba has. 

Cordoba is full of beauty, good atmosphere, and exquisite gastronomy. One of the things you cannot miss when visiting Cordoba is to visit one of its 7 museums or galleries. To do this, you can get more out of your stay and learn about the history of the city of the three cultures. 

If you want to learn more about the city of Cordoba and know all its corners, visit the best museums in Cordoba, in which you will be completely surprised and you will enjoy a lot knowing its history.

Museum of Fine Arts

This museum was founded in the 15th century. This museum is in the old building of the Hospital de la Caridad de Nuestro Señor Jesus Christ in the famous Plaza del Potro. The main purpose of this hospital was to cure and care for sick or injured people of scarce resources. 

This museum currently houses many exhibitions, both temporary and permanent exhibitions. The museum building is distributed on two floors that are connected by a staircase topped with a Mudejar design and being articulated with a large central courtyard. The first floor consists of three rooms and three other rooms on the upper floor. The rooms are dedicated to Cordovan, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, modern and contemporary art, plus a room for temporary exhibitions. 

In 1984 the competences were transferred from the state to the Junta de Andalucía, so this museum is managed by the Junta de Andalucía.

The museum has its origin in the process of confiscation of ecclesiastical property, established by the Royal Orders of November 25, 1835 and December 14, 1836. The pictorial nature was born with various donations, acquisitions and deposits made over time. The museum has a sculptural collection of Cordoba, but, in addition, it also has engravings, ceramic collections or the Romero de Torres Collection. 

Museum of Fine Arts of Cordoba, located in the old building of the Hospital de la Caridad de Nuestro Señor Jesus Christ in the famous Plaza del Potro.

Viana Palace

This palace is also known as the Museum of the Patios. This museum is known for housing a large amount of furniture and items from the 14th century. 

The collection of this museum ranges from everyday objects used in the old days to kitchen utensils, furniture, and firearms. In addition, around this palace you can enjoy different gardens full of plants and flowers that are characteristic of the city. 

To visit this museum has a schedule of ten to seven in the afternoon and it is easy to reach, as it is located near the center of the city. 

In this palace you can enjoy a representation of the historical courtyards, in which you can see from the courtyard of neighbors of medieval origin, the example of popular architecture, or Renaissance courtyards as symbols of power and lineage. The walls of this palace are white and open spaces. In this palace you can enjoy the scent of flowers, see them, and feel alive.  

Palacio de Viana, also known as the Museum of the Patios in Cordoba.

Posada del Potro

This inn has one of the most incredible and impressive constructions in the region, it also has many architectural elements characteristic of the city. 

This inn currently also houses the Fosforito Flamenco Center which offers temporary and permanent exhibitions and a great number of cultural activities. Not only for its cultural offer, but also for the inn that shows an architectural art that dates to the 15th century, it is worth a visit. 

La Posada del Potro-Centro Flamenco fosforito is the only center in Andalusia that is dedicated to flamenco and is also a place of interpretation, promotion, and museum exhibition. 

In this inn you can experience a journey through the birth, evolution and present of flamenco through different elements. The objective of the center is that the tourist knows more about Flamenco. The room of the interpretation center covers topics such as the origin of flamenco, the artists, or the instruments.

Posada del Potro, which also houses the Fosforito Flamenco Center.

Archaeological Museum

This museum shows a great value, since it has many articles of great history. In this museum you can see the remains of an ancient Roman theater that are integrated into the same structure of the building and is also a palace of Renaissance origin. 

On the first floor of the museum, you can see remains of ceramics, a large number of sculptures and also Iberian, Roman and Muslim epigraphy. Not only that, but throughout the rooms or courtyards you can learn more about the history of the peninsula. 

In this museum the pieces are well represented, highlighting all periods from prehistory to the Middle Ages. This museum aims to highlight in a special way the continuous character of its collection. 

The collections of this museum are increasing thanks to the archaeological wealth of the subsoil of Cordoba and the numerous works that are carried out in the city.

Archaeological Museum in Cordoba, which has a large number of Iberian, Roman and Muslim sculptures.

Living Museum of al-Andalus

This museum is built in the walls of the Calahorra Tower and is one of the museums of Cordoba that you cannot miss if you love history and art. 

The first thing that catches your attention is the exterior with the imposing structure of the walls that protects it. In addition, you can learn about the customs, traditions, and cultures of the time of al-Andalus. 

This museum is a must for tourists since you have to visit it during your trip. 

This museum is composed of 9 rooms, in which each one has a sensory possibility to enter the main moments or milestones that were born of a unique cultural symbiosis that gave birth to the West. 

The rooms are: The welcome, the philosophers, the sciences and techniques, the apogee which deals with the palace and the mosque, in addition there is also the hall of the palace, the Andalusian music, the Aljama Mosque, other places of interest such as the Puerta de Almodovar and finally a multivision room.

Museum located in the Calahorra Tower, at the end of the famous Roman Bridge of Cordoba.

Bullfighting Museum of Cordoba

Bullfighting is part of the identity of Spain. This museum is in the Plaza de Maimonides which stands out for having undergone various restorations either the building or the collection. 

You can enjoy many pieces and collections of objects related to the world of bullfighting. You can see costumes and banderillas and even paintings and sculptures, which is a must for lovers of bullfighting. This museum consists of 6 floors, in which they explain the art of bullfighting, the history of the bullfighting Cordoba and even the bullfighting culture. In addition, it also has a temporary exhibition hall. 

To visit this museum, you should know that it is closed on Mondays, while the rest of the week it is open every day. In addition, it should also be noted that in the evenings it is only open on Saturdays.

Bullfighting Museum in Cordoba, which has an infinity of pieces and collections of the world of bullfighting.

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