Cordoba, a great offer of museums

If you are one of those tourists that doesn’t finish to know a city if he hasn’t visited its museums, you must know that Córdoba is also the ideal place for you, as it posses a great variety of museums with different themes.

These spaces are nothing other than a temple of knowledge in which you can soak yourself with everything related to the ancient cultures that lived in the area centuries ago. So, if you want to understand what Córdoba is at present it is fundamental to know its past, and nothing better than doing this through its museums.

The most important museums

There are a lot of museums you can visit, so open your mind and enjoy letting the millenary culture of this Andalusian city enter you.

The first thing you can see is the archaeological and ethnological museum of Córdoba, situated in the Renaissance Palace  of the Páez de Castillejo, that show us a collection of findings found in the city, most notably are the Iberian and Roman pieces. As an anecdote, take note that during works that were done in this museum the rose of a Roman theatre appeared, and they have been preserved just as they were.

The opening times of this museum are: Tuesday, from 14:30 to 20:30 and from Wednesday to Saturday: from 9:00 to 20:30. On Sunday: from 9:00 to 14:30. And on Monday, it’ closed.

The Museum of Fine Arts is another of Cordoba’s jewels. Created in 1844 with the goods of the confiscation, is the oldest. This Art Gallery takes over what was before a small charity hospital founded by the Catholic Kings and hosts collections of Cordobes baroque art or modern Spanish art. In its pieces standing out above all, the drawings, with good examples of the XVI century onwards. It is situated in the Plaza del Potro, and the opening hours are identical to the ones of the Archaeological Museum.

The Museum of the Three Cultures or the Calahorra Tower is the next one on our list of recommendations. It is a Muslim tower in which since 1955 until 1987 the historical municipal museum of Cordoba was situated. Afterwards, the town hall gave the use of this building to the Garaudy foundation that set up a museum dedicated to the medieval Cordoba (IX-XIII centuries). Open form Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00.

The Bullfighting Museum is another of the fundamental stops if you are a lover of this popular art. It is situated in the Plaza of Las Bulas and it holds memories of great bullfighters born in Córdoba.

The Ethno botanical Museum was opened in 1992, and it is dedicated to the relation between the plants and human beings. It is found in the Botanical Garden, and composed of different climatic habitats.

The historical archives of Viana or the Regina Museum, dedicated to arts and crafts and to Cordoba jewellery finishes the completion of the most important museums of this historic Andalusian city.

Other cultural spaces

Other curious museums that you should not miss are the Carbonell Olive Oil Museum, dedicated to one of the best producers of these Mediterranean lands, that is situated in Alcolea and allows three visits from Monday to Friday at 10:00, 12:00 and16:00.

It is also worth going to see the Museum of Julio Romero de Torres, situated in the Plaza del Potro and opens from Tuesday to Saturday: from 8:30 to 14:30 and on Sundays from 9:30 to 14:30. In it, houses a great collection of paintings of this famous Cordoba painter, famous for his passionate portrait of the Spanish woman.

The cultural offer of the city also includes the Casa Museo Luis de Góngora, or the Museum of the Water (hydraulic Córdoba), situated in the Paseo de la Ribera s/n, which is open Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from10:00 a 15:00.