General useful information before/during your journey to Córdoba, please check with the Córdoba tourist office web page, available here: https://www.turismodecordoba.org/
Time Zone: The time zone on the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 1 hour in winter and + 2 hours in summer.
Calling Spain: Spain’s Calling Code is +34. Use the +34 prefix before dialing the phone number you wish to call.
Languages and Religion: Spanish is spoken all over the Spanish territory. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution, although the majority of the population is Catholic. Other religions also practised in Spain include Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Hinduism, all of which have places where to conduct their rituals.
Currency: The local currency is Euros (EUR). In general, most places accept card payments with VISA and MASTERCARD and most European national bank cards. You can use cash machines at the bank offices to withdraw cash with your bank card.
Electrical Appliances: Electricity supply in Spain is AC 220 volts, 50 Hertz. Sockets meet European regulations and use the round pin system. However, most hotels have adaptors for different plugs. Make sure that the electrical appliances you are going to use (computers, mobile phone chargers, shavers…) work at this voltage.
Health Care and Safety: Drinking water supply is guaranteed throughout Spain. Spain has stringent control systems that guarantee water quality. Nevertheless, in some Mediterranean coastal areas consumption of bottled water is widespread.
Medical emergencies: Detailed information on emergency health services to visitors is available here. As an EU citizen, the Spanish health system will receive you like local citizens when you present a European Health Insurance Card and an ID document from your own country. If you become ill, injured or have psychological difficulties you should contact the local health centre in Córdoba (“TBA”). In case of an emergency, call 112.
Travel to Córdoba by …
The easiest and fastest option to get to the city of Córdoba is by train. Since 1992, Córdoba has a new railway station. Being a mandatory stop on the Madrid (Atocha) – Seville (Santa Justa) route, high-speed trains arrive daily to the city several times.
Thus, from Madrid you get to Córdoba in less than two hours and from Seville you need about 40 minutes. In addition, since the end of 2007 there has been a high-speed train connection with Málaga, allowing it to reach Cordoba from the Costa del Sol in just 50 minutes.
- Sevilla (Santa Justa) – Cordoba: 40 minutes
- Malaga – Cordoba: 50 minutes
- Madrid – Cordoba: 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Valencia – Cordoba: 3 hours
- Barcelona – Cordoba: 4 hours and 35 minutes
The monumental city of Córdoba has an airport that is located about eight kilometers from the city center. At this moment, the commercial air activity of Córdoba airport is very limited.
However, from the international airports of Madrid, Jerez de la Frontera and Granada you can arrive by train in about two hours to the city, and from the airports of Malaga and Seville in just one hour.
The connections between the different Spanish cities are very good and notably cheaper than for example by train. Line buses depart daily from Madrid, Seville, Malaga and Granada, as well as from other cities in Andalusia and Spain.
The bus station is located next to the train station, which facilitates the transit of passengers traveling by public transport.
Córdoba is located directly on the South motorway (A-4) that connects Madrid with Cádiz and thus allows you to reach the Andalusian capital, Seville. From there, using the V Centenario motorway (A-49), you can easily reach Huelva and the Algarve (Portugal).
Since its total opening at the end of 2009, the Malaga motorway (A-45) allows to get from the capital of Cordoba to Malaga and the Costa del Sol in less than two hours.
The national highway (N-432) that connects Badajoz and Granada allows you to easily reach other autonomous communities such as, for example, the south of Extremadura and even another country such as Portugal, as well as the Costa Tropical and Almeria.
- GPS Coordinates
- GD: 37.868059, -4.795876
- GMS: N 37º 52′ 4.99″ W 4º 47′ 45.048″
Things to do in Córdoba
To be informed of the most appropriate activities for the dates of your visit, check the Córdoba tourist office web page by clicking here: https://www.turismodecordoba.org/