This narrow street has been around since the 16th century and is full of character and charm. The cobblestone streets are lined with buildings from different eras, giving it a unique atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The origin of Salmorejo Street dates back to 1530 when it was part of an old Jewish quarter known as El Calvario. During this time, many Jews settled in Córdoba and established their own businesses along Salmorejo Street, which quickly became one of the most important commercial centres in town. As time passed by, more shops opened up on this street, including several traditional tapas bars where locals would come together to enjoy some food and drinks while catching up with friends.
At present day, Salmorejo Street is still bustling with activity and serves as one of the main attractions for visitors coming to Córdoba. Here you can find all sorts of stores selling anything from handmade jewellery to traditional Spanish souvenirs such as flamenco dolls or ceramics made by local artisans. There are also numerous restaurants serving delicious dishes like salmorejos (a typical Andalusian cold soup) or rabo de toro (bull’s tail stew). It’s definitely worth taking some time out during your visit here, just so you can wander through these charming streets, soaking up its unique atmosphere.
In addition to its vibrant atmosphere, Salmorejo Street is also home to countless historical monuments that offer insight into Cordoban history such as Casa del Corregidor (the former residence of a governor), Iglesia de San Lorenzo el Real (an 18th century church), or Palacio Arzobispal (the Archbishop’s Palace). These sites make great photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera when visiting.