Córdoba, located in the Andalusia area of southern Spain, is the country’s 12th largest city. The Guadalquivir River cuts through the center of the city, with the foothills of the Sierra to the north. The entire center of Córdoba has named a UNESCO heritage site. There’s some decent running in Córdoba, Spain — but not that many natural routes. In the historic center (Centro), best options are to explore the maze-like streets and small parks, and paths along the Guadalquivir River There are some larger parks and preserves to the north of the city.
Become acquainted with Córdoba with our ‘runseeing’ tour, which includes many of the city’s main sights and a small linear park. The best place to run in Córdoba are the paths along the Guadalquivir, which includes Parque de Miraflores. Just to the north, there’s decent running in Parque de la Asomadilla. All these three routes are centrally located and can be combined in various ways. For a lovely run and an escape from the city’s heat, head to Los Villares Park.
Runners should note that Córdoba is among the hottest cities in Spain, with summer temperatures averaging 37C. For transport, there are buses in Córdoba, and high-speed train that connect with other locations in Spain.