If you’re looking for the best spots to go shopping in Cordoba Spain, you’re in the right place. Having spent considerable time in the city while slow-traveling in Andalucia, I’ve explored the shopping scene beyond the tourist shops.
And let me tell you, Cordoba’s shopping scene is epic!
While you can get all the regular souvenirs like magnets and hand fans (which are actually very handy in a hot city like Cordoba!) you can also find unique handicrafts by local artists, upscale boutique shops, and recognized clothes brands if you just know where to look.
When it comes to shopping, Cordoba is surprisingly awesome even though it doesn’t have the same reputation as other cities in Andalucia like Marbella and Malaga.
In this post, I’ll go through the best places to go shopping in Cordoba from big shopping malls to the hippest shopping streets.
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I’m Linn Haglund, the face behind Amused by Andalucia! I’ve been based in Andalucia, Spain for the last 10+ years, mainly in Seville and Costa del Sol while exploring the region extensively. Since 2022, I’ve slow-traveled in my van with my fiancee and dog, spending significant time in each place to truly get to know all the hidden corners of this exciting and diverse region. I’m here to help you uncover Andalucia too!
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Best places for shopping in Cordoba Spain
Calle Gondomar is the most important shopping street in Cordoba. It’s lined with beautiful modernist buildings where you’ll find trendy shops and brands like Zara, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius, and Primor.
It’s a great place to go and you find many of the big-brand shops in Cordoba around this area which leads to Plaza de Las Tendillas.
Calle Cruz Conde
Calle Cruz Conde is another one of Cordoba’s most important shopping streets, also joining with Plaza de Las Tendillas.
This street is lined with boutique and niche shops and you can find some cafés to sit down when you need a break.
Another central Cordoba Spain shopping street is Calle Concepción where you’ll find an array of upscale boutique shops, but also some known brands like Natura and the Spanish clothing brand Bershka.
Calle Concepción meets with the magnificent Victoria Gardens which makes for a great place to people-watch with an ice cream when you need a break from the shops.
If you’re looking for souvenir shopping in Cordoba, look no further than the historic center. There, you can find anything from fridge magnets to Cordovan silver filigree, which is a traditional art form where thin silver threads are knitted into intricate items like hairpins or earrings.
Boutique shops sell beautiful clothing, scarves, and leather goods and you find Moroccan stores selling traditional Moroccan goods too – which I find fitting since their heritage is knitted into the Cordovan history and culture.
El Zoco Municipal Souk
This ancient marketplace used to be an Arab souk and is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, right next to the Synagogue of Cordoba.
There are small workshops there where you can purchase handmade goods directly from the artisans. You find a wide range of items like handpainted tiles, jewelry, ceramics, and other artwork.
This is by far the best place to go shopping for unique artifacts in Cordoba.
If you prefer heading to a Cordoba shopping center instead, you’re spoiled for choice. I was not expecting the city to be a shopping haven, but I was wrong. There are plenty of shopping malls in Cordoba Spain which is perfect if you visit in winter and catch some rainy days.
Centro Comercial el Arcángel is located around the bend of the Guadalquivir River not far from the Feria Ground.
They have around 100 shops where you can find anything from clothes and jewelry to electronics. There are also plenty of places to eat or grab a coffee whenever you need to rest your feet or get hungry.
La Sierra Shopping Center is a smaller shopping center with around 60 shops and restaurants waiting for you to explore.
A bit further out of town, you find Los Patios de Azahara Shopping Center where you find stores like Jysk and Mediamarkt.
For the best bargains, I love browsing the flea markets when traveling as they usually offer opportunities for great shopping. Cordoba Spain is no exception.
There are many different markets taking place in the city, but the most popular is the Arenal flea market which you’ll find every Sunday from 10:00 at Calle Inferno.
Browse the nearly 150 stalls for clothes, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, and not to mention local food and drinks like olives, olive oil, and wine.
Another market worth exploring is the Mercadillo de las Setas, also known as Mercadillo de Noreña, which takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays which takes place in Las Setas Park. Find anything you might need while you enjoy some churros or ice cream from one of the 175 stalls.
There are more flea markets scattered around the suburbs of Cordoba, like Fuensanta that you can take a look at if you spend more time in Cordoba.
Final thoughts about Cordoba shopping
There is no doubt you’ll enjoy shopping in Cordoba. Shopping locales are plentiful and scattered around the city center and its suburbs.
I hope you found the ideal places for you to get your shopping done in this guide, I for sure have enjoyed these places and highly recommend them.