On the last leg of our Spain, Gibraltar, Tangier trip I wanted to get in one more city on our way back to Madrid before we flew back to the U.S. I was deciding between Córdoba and Granada because of the train routes, but there was one main thing about Córdoba that stood out to me that I really wanted to see — the Calle de las Flores. Once I got there I saw it was called Calleja meaning lane or backstreet but my research said calle as in street.
It’s a tiny narrow street, but it’s one of the most popular places to visit in Córdoba, Spain, because it’s covered in blue pots with flowers spilling out of them. Once I saw photos of this online I knew I had to go there.
I will say that once I got there it is much smaller than I was thinking it would be — definitely an alley — but the charm was enough to make it one of my favorite little spots in Spain.
Once you walk through the alley to a little plaza and you turn back around to take a look at the alley from that point of view, you have a view of the Cathedral (formerly the Mosque of Córdoba). You can read more about the Cathedral/Mosque of Córdoba here.
I’m sad we didn’t have time to go into the Cathedral because it looked gorgeous from the photos, but we did go into the Alcazar, which was stunning, and will get its own post because I have tons of photos.
We were only in Córdoba for a day, and it was the end of our trip so we were exhausted and on top of that it rained most of the time we were there (at least it was the only day it rained!) so there was a lot more to explore that we didn’t have time to see, but I did get to catch the Calle de las Flores when the sun was out.
Córdoba is definitely worth a stop. Even in the little time we had there I would have loved to spend another day there exploring the city.
The Calle de las Flores is in the historic center of Córdoba, so it is touristy, but I waited about 20 minutes and was able to get a few photos without anyone walking down the alley. I recommend going early in the morning if you want photos with less people.
Photos by Meg Biram. Do not use without written permission.