The main Cordoba Spain attractions can be enjoyed throughout the year, which basically means that there isn't a bad time to visit. Take the famed Mezquita-Catedral, for example. This mosque-turned-cathedral with its amazing architecture is open daily, and since it is one of the very best attractions in all of Spain, visitors won't want to pass on the chance to step inside for a look around.
Things to do in Cordoba in March, April, and May
While Cordoba is a wonderful vacation destination at any time of year, some seasons are considered to be better than others on the tourist front. March through May is one of those seasons. In fact, this period is widely considered to be the best time to go to Cordoba, largely because of the great weather and the festivals. The Semana Santa in Cordoba takes place during the week leading up to Easter, and May is when such top events as the Crosses of May Festival, Patio Festival, and the Cordoba Feria are held.
You can expect it to be warm in Cordoba during the months of March, April, and May, with the temperatures obviously rising as summer approaches. It is rarely too hot during this period, however, and this makes great conditions for walking tours, hiking in biking in the surrounding parks, and Cordoba sightseeing in general.
Things to do in Cordoba in June, July, and August
Southern Spain is known for its warm and dry climate, and during the summer, temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit with regularity. The midday especially can be sweltering, which is why most Cordoba locals stay inside and enjoy a few hours of "siesta" during the midday hours. All this considered, summer is a popular time to visit, partly because of the fact that many families around the world don't have to take their kids out of school. If it's too hot to be outside, touring structures like the Mezquita-Catedral and the Palace of Viana can be a good way to get inside, and many a local hotel has air conditioning.
Regular bullfighting events, as controversial as they are, take place throughout most of the year in Cordoba, summer included. Summer is also when the renowned Guitar Festival is held, and nearby Lake Iznajar offers swimming and other recreational opportunities. Add in the fact that the beaches of the sunny Costa del Sol are about an hour's drive from Cordoba, and it becomes clear that summer can be a great time to escape to Cordoba. There are wonderful Cordoba villa rentals at Lake Iznajar, too.
Things to do in Cordoba in September, October, and November
Fall is widely considered to be the second best travel season in Cordoba. As is true in spring, the weather is fantastic during the fall. Walking tours through the Juderia are certainly ideal at this warm, yet not too warm time of year. It is also a great time to enjoy some drinks and/or a meal outside, perhaps at one of the cafes or restaurants that can be found in one of the many attractive Cordoba plazas.
On the events side of things, there isn't a lot going on in Cordoba during the fall season, but the great weather and the relative lack of crowds is reason enough to keep this time of year in mind when trying to decide when to go.
Things to do in Cordoba in December, January, and February
The Cordoba Spain attractions don't close down just because winter arrives. This has a lot to do with the fact that the winter temperatures are quite comfortable on average, especially when compared to more northerly destinations. Also worth nothing is that the tourist numbers are way down at this time of year, except during the festive Christmas period, so it can often feel like you almost have the city to yourself.
When winter visitors aren't enjoying Cordoba attractions such as the Mezquita-Catedral, the Fernandine Churches, and the local museums, they might consider venturing into the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains for some skiing. Spain is actually the second most mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland, and over towards nearby Granada is the wonderful Sierra Nevada Ski Resort. This resort, it should be mentioned, stays open into the spring.