Cordoba, the city of the three cultures, has a lot to offer to its visitors throughout the whole year. Each season brings out another side of the city that is worth knowing.
Among the activities that you can do in Cordoba during the autumn are different festivals, spectacles, visits of the patios decorated with flowers and natural routes around Cordoba. Are you thinking about visiting Cordoba in autumn? Let us tell you what you can do to get to know this thousand-year-old city with its autumn costume.
Summer and autumn in Cordoba
After the high summer season with its heat, Cordoba regains its normal life rhythm surrounded by pleasant temperatures. Thus, the city unfolds more relaxed and offers visitors an unprecedented view of the city and its surrounding nature. It’s said that the autumn in Cordoba is a second spring.
Cordoba is located in a privileged natural environment right next to the river Guadalquivir, which can be enjoyed all year long. The autumn allows you to walk around the city and get to know the whole area without the suffocating summer temperatures. Near Cordoba there are numerous outdoor activities to do in this season: different routes and visits to know the fauna of this area. You can visit the following places:
• Sierra Subbética: This mountain region next to the river Bailón is perfect to explore it in this season. Along this journey you will find the Sierra de Cabra that will take you to the depression of the Guadalquivir. The wild nature that surrounds these places is worth to see.
• Sierra Morena: In this settlement, a unique show takes place in autumn: the bellowing. But what is that exactly? It is the period of the courtships, combats and yells of the deer. After this visit you can enjoy the typical crumb pot that is eaten in the cordoban countryside. With a nature reserve and three natural parks, the nature of Cordoba amazes.
San Rafael Bank Holiday
On October the 24th, the city celebrates the festival of San Rafael. There is a mistaken belief that this Saint is the patron of the city. So why exactly is San Rafael venerated in Cordoba? The origin of this devotion dates back to the middle ages, when the plague ravaged Europe. To escape the plague, the city was entrusted to San Rafael. And so it was like a miracle, that the city managed to escape from the devastating effects of the epidemic. Since then, Cordoba celebrates this bank holiday around, of course, a good crumb pot.
All Saints Day
On All Saints bank holiday in addition to the Patios, cemeteries are also filled with flowers and the city smells of the unmistakable aroma of porridge, the typical dish of this season.
There are many festivals, but we will give you some clues:
• Festival de las Callejas: From the 9th to the 15th October, the “festival of the little streets” is celebrated to make the entity of the streets of Cordoba known. They are a unique national heritage of irregular streets, some of them very small, others larger, but they always lead to unexpected places.
• Sephardic Autumn: For several years, this festival has taken place in the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba called “la Juderia”
. The Sephardic Autumn turns the Hebrew culture into the protagonist of the city. Shows, music, historical re-enactments and Jewish culture can be enjoyed.
• Magical Nights in the Alcázar of Cordoba: This event is a night-time tour in the Alcázar supported by different techniques of lighting, water shows and music to give the visitors the opportunity to know this historical place in a different way.
As you see, there are many activities and places to visit here in autumn. To recharge your battery between activity and activity, there’s nothing better than enjoying some roasted chestnuts, a sweet quince or walk around a little bit and enjoy some nougat , very typical for the area.