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Museums

Art, history and science have their places in numerous Cordoba museums. Cordoba24 brings the most significant museums to you. Right here on your screen.

 


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One purchase - four attractions. The VIP Wristband gets visitors into several Cordoba sights, including the famous Royal Fortress, at one reasonable pricetag.

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Patio Museum
(Viana Palace)


Located in a 14th-century palace, this museum is known as Courtyard Museum, because the palace has as many as 12 beautiful courtyards (patios) richly planted with palm trees, orange trees, cypresses, myrtle plants and flowers. Apart from these patios which are worth a visit on their own, the palace offers an impressive interior, including leather wall hangings, historic chattels, collections of art objects and collections of firearms. Worth to mention is a library with a total of 7,000 volumes.

Location:
Plaza Don Gome 2
14001 Cordoba

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Casa de las Cabezas -
Patio de Leyendas


Casa de las Cabezas (House of Heads) is a small museum opening its doors in the heart of town. The house invites to a journey back to the Middle Ages. It shows the way of life of a 14th century aristocratic family. Learn about one of Cordoba’s most hair-rising legends that is handed down to have taken place right here.

Location:
C/ Cabezas 18
14003 Cordoba

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Baños califales

The remains of ancient Arabian baths, or Baths of the Caliphate respectively, allow an authentic insight into the way of life in historic islamic Cordoba. An experience for every sense.

Location:
Plaza Campo Santo de los Mártires
14004 Cordoba

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Patio Interpretive Center

Experience Cordoba’s legendary courtyards around the year: One of the most beautiful Patios in town now harbors an interpretation center providing in-depth information about Cordoba’s beautiful Patios and the tradition of the famous Patio Festival.

Location:
C/ Trueque 4
14002 Cordoba

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Inquisition Museum
(Museo de la Inquisición)


Probably Europe’s most extensive exhibition of torture instruments, this centrally located museum is definitely worth a visit. Experience how medieval defendants became arrested, tortured and finally sentenced between 13th and 19th centuries and learn about one of the darkest and most cruel aspects of Spanish and European history.

Location:
C/ Manríquez 1 (pasaje)
14003 Cordoba

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Casa Museo Arte sobre Piel (Leather Museum)

Located in the heart of the historic center, this museum displays the lifework of Ramón García Romero who has been reviving the art of making so called Cordobanes (artful pieces of crafted leather) for more than 50 years. Five halls harbor the most brilliant pieces of his work, as well as artifacts and a lot of information.

Location:
Plaza Agrupación de Cofradías 2
14003 Cordoba

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Archaeological Museum

The Museum of Archaeology (Museo Arqueológico) features treasures from Cordoba’s rich cultural heritage, including prehistoric crafts, Roman statues and mosaics, as well as artifacts of Roman, Iberian, and Visigothic origin.

The museum’s upper floor is devoted to Moorish culture and history. One of the most impressive exhibits is a bronze deer statue which was found during excavation of the former palace city of Medina Azahara.

A must-see are the remains of a Roman theater which are integrated in the Renaissance museum building.

Location:
Plaza de Jerónimo Páez 7
14003 Cordoba

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Museum Julio Romero
de Torres


This museum displays a large figure of paintings of Julio Romero de Torres, who was a native of Cordoba and is regarded one of the greatest painters of Spain.

Location:
Plaza del Potro 1
14002 Cordoba

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Museum of Bullfighting


As its name indicates, this museum (Museo taurino) is devoted to the bullfight in Cordoba and its long tradition. Memorabilia of fabulous toreadors, posters, photographs, paintings can be seen there, as well as bull trophies and much more. The museum traces the backgrounds of famous toreadors, including the career of Manolete who was mortally wounded during a bullfight in 1947.

Location:
Plaza de Maimónides
14004 Cordoba

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Museum of Fine Arts

The Cordoba Art Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) shows famous paintings from the age of Andalusian baroque. Paintings of other epochs can be found, as well. Founded in 1862, it is one of the oldest museums in town.

Location:
Plaza del Potro 1
14002 Cordoba

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Museum of al-Andalus
Calahorra Tower


The Calahorra tower houses a museum where history comes alive. Advanced technology allows visitors to stroll on paths of long ago and to experience the way of life and culture of former residents of Andalusia. An interactive show displays how oriental and occidental cultures melted and how three different cultures, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, lived together in peace at this very place. The show is available in English.

Location:
C/ Puente Romano
14009 Cordoba

Picture Gallery Calahorra Tower
 


 


Ethnobotanical Museum


A special museum can be found at the site of the Cordoba Botanical Garden: the Ethobotanical Museum. Inaugurated in 1980, it examines the human relationship with the world of plants. This museum is unique in Spain.

Location:
Avenida de Linneo
14004 Cordoba
 













































 

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