The center of the Cordoba, El Centro, is located at Plaza de la Tendillas. Several churches and the archeological museum are found here. A Roman temple shares the same street with the Circulo de la Amistad, and the Mezquita is located less than a quarter mile from the Plaza.. The streets surrounding the plaza are ripe with wine bars, cafés and restaurants.
The architecture of two religions meet within and on the edges of La Juderia. The old Jewish quarter extends northwest from the Rio Guadalquivir to Plaza de las Tendillas. This is the place to see Mezquita, considered one of the greatest creations of Islamic architecture, in all its glory, as well as the city's synagogue, one of only three in Spain. Also located here is La Casa Andalusi, a restored 12th-century mansion. A tourist office is located at Plaza de Juda Levi.
La Sierra is located north of Avenida de America and Cordoba's city center. Although the area offers stunning views of the city, it is a mile from the Mezquita mosque and some parts are not accessible by public transportation. The city's central train and bus stations are located on the Avenida near the Jardines de la Agricultura.