La Casa Andalusí: The Hidden Gem of Córdoba

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La Casa Andalusí: The Hidden Gem of Córdoba

In the heart of Córdoba, a city steeped in rich history and interconnected cultures, lies a hidden gem that transports you back to a time when Islamic culture flourished in Spain.

Nestled within the winding streets of the historic Jewish quarter, the Judería, the 12th century “Casa Andalusí” stands as a testament to Córdoba’s glorious past.

Let’s delve into the wonders this house has to offer, shall we?

La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain

Andalucian Museum House

The generic name for this house is Córdoba Siglo XII (12th century Cordoba).

A visit here will transport you back to the Caliphate times, blending a traditional Andalusian style house with Eastern influences, and hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

The interiors of the Casa are nothing short of a masterpiece. You can see the finesse of the Andalusian artisans through the exquisite mosaic floors located in the basement, the iconic star-shaped skylights, and the delicate stucco works that adorn the walls.

It’s a place where art meets history, providing a sensory feast.

La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain

As you walk through the rooms, you will hear water trickling from the small fountains, and find hidden narrow corridors that will transport you to another beautiful pond with a meditative atmosphere.

La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain

Don’t leave without venturing down to the basement to uncover the hidden mosaic floors and cool off from the summer heat.

La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain

Before you venture back to the entrance, you will also get a chance to see a traditional Andalusian tea room, and right next to it a small shop showcasing traditional Andalusian ceramics and other gifts.

La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain

The house is also home to ancient manuscripts, and small exhibition dedicated to the art of book printing.

These artifacts serve as a nod to Córdoba’s historical stature as a beacon of knowledge, a hub for scholars and intellectuals from various corners of the world.

La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain
La  Casa Andalusí, Cordoba, Spain

La Casa Andalusí is more than just a house; it’s a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of history, art, and culture, presenting visitors with an authentic Andalusian experience.

As a living testament to Córdoba’s rich heritage, this hidden gem offers a journey through time, capturing the essence of a golden era and allowing one to take a piece of Andalusian magic with them as they depart.

So, when in Córdoba, make sure to carve out time to explore the serene corners and exhibits of La Casa Andalusí; it promises to be a delightful journey into the past!

La Casa Andalusi in Cordoba

Location: Calle Judíos, 12, 14004

Opening Hours: From 10.00 am to 19.30 pm.

Tickets: 4 euros for adults

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