Free Tour Food Lovers Cordoba

Keys of History and Gastronomy






freetour cordoba

Free booking and cancellation

Available from Monday to Friday at 10:30 

No fixed price tour, the traveller will give an amount of money (which he/she considers fair) to the guide at the end of the tour. Booking and cancellation are free of charge.

freetour cordoba

Tour guide

"I´m Jose. I´m passionate about History, gastronomy and travel....

…and I´m grateful to be able to share with you my experience as a historian, cook, traveller, explorer, anthropologist and archaeologist.

Since I was young, I have always been fascinated by history. I love immersing myself in the events of the past, discovering how civilisations developed and evolved over time. Researching the wars, cultures, people and places of the past fills me with excitement and inspires me to keep learning and sharing my knowledge with others.

But my love for history is not only limited to researching in books, I also like to discover it through gastronomy. As a passionate cook, I enjoy exploring traditional recipes from different cultures and countries. I believe that food is a fundamental part of a society’s history, as it reflects its traditions, customs and ways of life. I love researching the ingredients, cooking techniques and stories behind traditional dishes. Preparing and tasting these dishes allows me to experience a piece of history in my own kitchen.

Come with me on this freetour foodlovers Cordoba, to learn about the history and gastronomy of my city. You are welcome!»

Tour Description

"Welcome to Cordoba, Spain...

…..a city brimming with history, culture, and gastronomy! Join us on our FreeTour Cordoba as we delve into the rich heritage and vibrant traditions of this captivating city.

Our FreeTour Cordoba is designed to offer you an authentic experience, exploring the hidden gems and lesser-known corners of the city. Led by our knowledgeable guides, you’ll embark on a fascinating journey through Cordoba’s past, from its Roman roots to the golden age of the Islamic Caliphate, and the coexistence of different cultures during the Convivencia period.

One of the highlights of our FreeTour Cordoba is the iconic Mezquita, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Step inside this awe-inspiring mosque-cathedral and be transported back in time. Marvel at the stunning horseshoe arches, the intricate geometric patterns, and the serene mihrab, all testaments to the ingenuity and artistic prowess of the craftsmen who built this breathtaking structure.

As we wander through Cordoba’s historic streets, you’ll have the chance to admire the city’s iconic courtyards, or patios. These beautifully decorated outdoor spaces are an integral part of Cordoba’s cultural heritage, and many of them are open to the public during the annual Patio Festival in May. Marvel at the vibrant colors, intricate tilework, and fragrant flowers that adorn these hidden gems, and gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of patios in Cordoba’s cultural identity.

No visit to Cordoba would be complete without indulging in its tantalizing gastronomy. Cordoba’s cuisine is a fusion of flavors from its Roman, Islamic, and Christian past, resulting in a unique culinary experience. Our FreeTour Cordoba includes local recommendations  eatery where you can sample some of the city’s famous dishes, such as salmorejo, a refreshing chilled tomato soup, and rabo de toro, a succulent bull’s tail stew. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste the renowned local olive oil, known for its exceptional quality and flavor, and savor a glass of Montilla-Moriles wine, a unique local specialty.

Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stroll through Cordoba’s charming neighborhoods, filled with narrow winding streets, whitewashed houses adorned with colorful flowers, and bustling markets selling fresh produce and local crafts. Our guides will share fascinating stories and anecdotes about Cordoba’s history, traditions, and everyday life, giving you a deeper understanding of the city’s unique character.

Throughout our FreeTour Cordoba, you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and experience the warmth and hospitality for which Cordoba is known. Immerse yourself in the local traditions, such as flamenco dancing and bullfighting, and gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural richness of this vibrant city.

Our FreeTour Cordoba is a great way to explore the city at your own pace and discover its hidden gems. With no fixed price, you can choose to pay what.»

Where and when to meet us?

Our foodlovers Cordoba freetour will take place every day from Monday to Friday. Starting from 10.30 to 12.30. 

Meeting Point

C. Cairuan, 25, 14004, Cordoba, Spain

(Statue of Averroes, in front of «Olivo Restaurant«)

Tour itinerary
  1. Statue of Averroes; Introduction to the History of Cordoba. Roman foundation and Muslim and medieval Cordoba. We will talk about Averroes as a historical figure. Introduction to Roman gastronomy.
  2. Madina outer wall;  We will discuss the functions of the city wall, and the historical phases of Cordoba, Roman, Muslim and Christian.
  3. Almodovar Gate; We will talk about the city gates and their historical importance. We will meet one of the most important philosophers in the history of Rome, the Cordovan Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  4. Jewish Quarter and Synagogue; We will visit the Synagogue of Cordoba, one of the four historic synagogues in Spain.
  5. Municipal Crafts Market; We will visit the Zoco Craft Market, where we will discover the history of the Cordoban courtyards.
  6. Mudejar Chapel of St Bartholomew; We will talk about the importance of one of the oldest chapels in Cordoba.
  7. Faculty of Philosophy and Arts; We will talk about the history of this building and its importance as a historic hospital in Cordoba.
  8. Mohamed Al Gafequi; We discover the history of some of the most important scientists of the 9th century Emirate of Cordoba.
  9. Calle de la Hoguera (Bonfire Street); We will pass through one of the most characteristic streets of historic Cordoba and talk about some of the most important influences of Islamic culture on Spanish gastronomy.
  10. Madina Mosque; We will talk about one of the Muslim mosques in the city, where we will be able to admire its beautiful minaret.
  11. Orange Tree Courtyard/Mezquita-Cathedral; We will visit the courtyard of the orange trees of the Mosque of Cordoba and we will comment on the most relevant construction phases of one of the most visited monuments in Spain. We will talk about the Christian influence on gastronomy.
  12. Pedro Jimenez Street; we will visit the narrowest street in the city and talk about Islamic town planning.
  13. Jeronimo Paez Square; We will visit one of the most monumental squares of the city, and we will talk about the Roman theatre of Roman Cordoba.
  14. Potro Square; we will visit one of the most emblematic medieval squares of the city.
  15. Local historical market; We will visit the most important food market in the city and see all the products offered in this historic place. (This place is only open during the morning)
  16. Corredera Square; We will finish our route in the main square of Cordoba and we will talk about its history, unique in Andalusia.

How much does this free tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guide at the end of the tour, the amount that he/she considers fair (usually between 10€ and 30€ per person).

Who is this tour for?

  • Accessibility, suitable for people with reduced mobility.
  • Groups, bookings up to 8 people.
  • Pets, suitable for pets.

What do you need to know?

  • Minimum . A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
  • Additional costs. The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional costs.
  • Free cancellation. If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
  • Methods of payment. Only cash payment is accepted.

Great tour to explore Cordoba! We couldn´t have learned about all the History without a wonderful guide. Thank you!


Excellent tour of cordoba and we found it particularly interesting with the theme of how Spanish food had benn influenced by the peaople´s who have conquered Spain…Without Jose taking us around cordova we would have missed so much.



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