Cordoba is a wonderful city that should not only be enjoyed during the day, but also at night. Cordoba’s nights have a special charm, all its streets lit up with their traditional lanterns, the sound of the water of the fountains running non-stop, the scent of orange blossom…
It is said that the night of Cordoba is one of the greatest pleasures that the city has to offer: strolling through its narrow streets, squares and corners at night, through its beautiful and famous Jewish quarter, Las Tendillas, the Roman bridge, the river bank… with that darkness, silence and that point of light that will make you find the true essence of Cordoba and enjoy a charming evening.
After a good day visiting and touring the city, you can’t miss the nightlife of Cordoba. Stay with us and we will tell you the best ideas about what to do at night in Cordoba, you will love it!
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is the soul of Cordoba. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, and since then thousands and thousands of people have come to visit it.
Visiting the Mezquita at night is an amazing way to rediscover this marvellous monument. This night show combines light, sound, image and heritage in order to give the visitor a deeper understanding of the monument, both from a historical-artistic perspective and from its religious significance. The show begins in the courtyard of the orange trees with a projection that tells the history of the building and the city, and then moves inside the main landmarks of the Mosque.
Are you going to miss the incredible experience of seeing this emblematic and special monument of the city of Cordoba?
The royal stables were created in 1570 by Philip II with the aim of breeding good horses for the service of the royal household. He gave free rein to his love of horses and ended up creating one of the best breeds in history: the Pure Spanish Andalusian Horse. This horse was highly valued and considered one of the clear symbols of the Spanish empire.
Nowadays, the royal stables are the setting for the equestrian show “Pasión y duende del Caballo andaluz” (Passion and Goblin of the Andalusian Horse). An incredible show that combines elements of classical and Andalusian horsemanship, hand work, cowboy dressage, high school, amazon and garrocha with the history and equestrian tradition of the city of Cordoba.
Watching this show at night is a real treat: the lights, the silence, the dancing of the horses to the flamenco beat, the dancers, the costumes… will make your hair stand on end. You can’t miss it!
Located next to the banks of the Guadalquivir River and near the Royal Stables, the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs is one of the most spectacular monuments in Cordoba. This fortification has a long history written on its walls: the development of the city, the kingdoms and cultures that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula, the fortress of the Christian Monarchs, the presence of Christopher Columbus, the seat of the Inquisition, and so on.
During the evenings, a water and light show is performed in this historic enclave along the Alcázar gardens. The combination of music, darkness, water and lights will make you feel like you are at a feudal castle party. It is an incredible experience.
The sound of the fountains, the smell of the flowers, the light reflected in the ponds and the voices of the historical characters that once lived there will take you on an amazing journey through the history of Cordoba. It is well worth it!
Visiting Medina Azahara
The guided and dramatised visits to Medina Azahara are an extraordinary and unique experience to get to know this incredible archaeological site from a different perspective, with a different light. The Caliphate city of Medina Azahara is a marvel that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018. Its name “Madinat al-Zahra” is translated as “the shining city” and in honour of its name, it has an exquisite lighting that enhances the beauty of this archaeological site, giving prominence to its incredible walls, infrastructures, decoration, objects…
In addition, this archaeological site is located in a privileged enclave, at the foot of the Sierra Morena and 5 kilometres from Cordoba, so you can enjoy wonderful night views of the city of Cordoba itself.
It is an unbeatable opportunity to discover the Caliphate city and to enter the era of Al-Andalus and the Caliphate of Cordoba from a different and unique perspective.
The origin of flamenco is in the Andalusian region, which is why Cordoba is a city of pure art. The Tablao El Cardenal offers a nightly flamenco show with great authenticity, formed by 9 artists who have won national awards at the Flamenco Art Festival, as well as having extensive experience on stages all over the world.
In this tablao, located a few metres from the Mosque and set in a courtyard belonging to an 18th century manor house, the heels, quejíos, clapping, dancing and singing stand out, creating a perfect fusion and mixture that will make you feel the rich heritage of our flamenco legacy. In addition, exquisite and unique flamenco costumes are on display.
Enjoying the night in Cordoba is undoubtedly synonymous with Flamenco. Don’t hesitate to visit this tablao if you have the chance, you will be surrounded by all our flamenco art.
These are creepy and fun routes that take place during the night in the places where real dark stories took place, which are relived by the visitors with the help of professionals, making you discover the darkest side of Cordoba. It is a unique experience where legends about powerful sorceresses, possessed nuns and supernatural beings alternate with the most up-to-date techniques for the study of paranormal phenomena.
On these routes you can also discover the haunted houses of Cordoba, the squares where witches used to celebrate their covens, and the origin of unusual episodes that still occur today in the Faculty of Law. The route includes video projections and real psychophonies.
If you are a lover of mysteries, you can’t miss this exciting mystery route in the night of Cordoba, which will definitely keep you awake at night!
Oway Tours offers you these tours during your stay in Cordoba: