I started my career working in Cordoba and Seville as a travel agent. Then, I enjoyed the opportunity to live in Charleston (SC, USA), and to work for a year at their Visitors' Center. When I returned to Córdoba, I was a Travel Agency Director for 8 years, and then I worked as a teacher for Tourism students for another 8 years.
Finally, in 2012, I achieved my long-term goal of being an official Córdoba tourist guide, since my two passions are to meet people and learn languages.
Córdoba is known worldwide as the city of tolerance, where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together in harmony. Even now, Córdoba retains its charming medieval flavour, it is like a gem that is waiting to be discovered. As a local, I will be happy to show you the hidden corners, which are usually missed by the typical touristic tours.
Córdoba was declared a "World Heritage Site" by the UNESCO in 1994
and the Cathedral of Cordoba, the former Mosque, was declared a "World Heritage Monument" by the UNESCO 1984.
I am always aware of the small details; for example, finding the most spectacular balconies laden with blooming geraniums, the best moment to witness the sunset from the Roman Bridge, or the spot to introduce you to local artisans who still use their ancestral techniques.
I endeavour to make my clients feel comfortable and at home, and can tailor tours to your specific needs, for example, cultural tours, gastronomic tours, local artisans tours, and even tours of private patios.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to be your host in Córdoba!!
A Recent Review of this guide
Carmen gave a wonderful 3 hour tour to my family in June. The kids had learned about Cordoba in their World History class, and it was so fun for them to see all the layers of history in the city. We toured the Mezquita, the Roman Amphitheater, and some private gardens. I most appreciated her hotel recommendation, the NH Amistad was close to the center of the old city. The food and pool were great there!
Bachelor in Tourism.
Postgraduate Pedagogical Adaptation.
Official tour guide of Andalucía. License number 1236.
Member of APIT ( Cordoban Confederation of licensed guides).
Member of CEFAPIT (National Confederation of licensed guides).
RASGO guide certification of the network of Spanish Jewish Quarters - Routes of Sefarad.