Plaza de Las Tendillas Tours
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Cordoba’s Plaza de Tendillas sits in the very heart of Cordoba and at the crossroads between the older part of town and the relatively newer modern one. Its construction dates back to the 1920s, when it was built to be used as a central meeting place in the big southern city.
Nowadays, the almost entirely pedestrian-only square is home to various events, including protests, markets and celebrations. Arguably its biggest celebration is New Year’s Eve, which is marked by the Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes in sync with the midnight strikes of the clock — which, here in Cordoba, are always marked by the musical strums of a flamenco guitarist rather than the sound of bells. Come to the plaza to check out the famous El Gran Capitan statue (erected in honor of the famous military commander Gonzalo de Cordoba), to people watch while having a drink al fresco, and, during summertime, to cool off in the geyser-like fountains especially loved by the kids.
Given Plaza de las Tendillas’s central location, it also happens to be a hub of city transport. As such, while here, take advantage of the public bus lines, or enjoy Cordoba more easily by joining a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which makes a stop in the plaza. Note that there is also a tourism office in the square.
Address: Plaza de las Tendillas, Cordoba, Andalucia 14002, Spain
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Plaza de Las Tendillas
Discover the rich history and highlights of Cordoba on a 1-hour Segway tour through the World Heritage-listed city center. See more sights than you would walking, while enjoying the fresh air and the flexibility to stop often. Learn about Cordoba’s fascinating past from your guide while cruising past sites like the Guadalquivir River, Tendillas Square, the old Jewish Quarter, the ancient Roman wall and the city’s famous Mosque-Cathedral.
Explore the fascinating history and architectural highlights of Córdoba on a 2-hour Segway tour. Cover more distance than a walking tour while enjoying the fresh air and flexibility of riding an electric scooter. Tour Córdoba’s more modern areas, then cruise along the Guadalquivir River to the World Heritage-listed old town. See the city’s famous Mosque-Cathedral, ancient Roman wall, Corredera Square and other landmarks while listening to the commentary of your local guide.
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