Katherine GroverUnited States
We had a lovely day in Cordoba with Carmen. She met us at the train station and took us for a 6 hour excursion through the old section of Cordoba. Her knowledge of history was extensive and she had visual aides which helped illustrate what she was teaching us. She was warm and a lot of fun and would be a pleasure for anyone to work with. I would highly recommend working with her!
Do not visit Cordoba without booking a tour with Carmen. Not only is she a talented tour guide, who know her history and loves her city, she is a captivating story teller. With nuances and details she brings history to life. Thank you Carmen for being so sensitive to our needs and open to all our questions. You gave us a magical day that we will never forget.
Jerold GoldUnited States
Carmen's tour exceeded our expectations. She made the Mezquita come alive for us, and her love for it and the Jewish section of Cordoba was apparent and infectious in the most positive of ways. She was a treasure-trove of historical and cultural information that would have taken us months of research, if ever, to uncover. We would gladly take any tour that she would offer on a return to Cordoba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Jerry, it was my pleasure to show you my favorite spots in Cordoba. Hope we'll meet again if you come to Cordoba. Best Wishes.
Holly LyonsUnited States
Carmen was flexible with my itinerary & a fantastic guide/companion while I was traveling alone for a day in Cordoba. She graciously met me at the train station & off we set - tailoring my tour to my interests (Roman history, the history of Cordoba, etc). Highlights included: roman ruins, a few beautiful patios, charming even in mid-Nov, the Alcazar, & the incredible Mezquita, setting these locations within the history of how this incredible city developed. Absolutely fascinating. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Holly!!! thanks for your words, you are so kind... I'm so glad you enjoyed!!! If you come back to Spain with your family please let me know, it would be a pleasure to meet them too. Best wishes.
Patricia P ShulmanUnited States
Carmen's Madinat al-Zahra tour was excellent. A friend recommended we visit this archeological site and we were thankful we did. Carmen has extensive knowledge of the history of the various Moslem groups who ruled in Andalusia and, in particular, of this palace city built in the 10th century. She was enthusiastic and engaging. In our drive to and from the site provided further history of Córdoba, i.e. the Roman coliseum discovered in the building of the AVE train station and built over.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Patricia!!!. Great to meet you both and introduce you the "Shining City". I hope our paths cross again. Best wishes.
Sammy AcebalUnited States
Carmen was wonderful. She customized a tour for us. Her love for this beautiful city is there to see. Carmen took the necessary time at each site to allow us appreciate the historical sites before us. It was important to her that we left with an understanding of the unique and colorful history of this city. We loved our day in Cordoba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sammy!!! thanks for your kind words, y'all were great company. Hope we meet again in your next trip to Andalucia. Best Wishes. Carmen
Ben BraunUnited States
Carmen is an excellent guide and really made our day trip to Cordoba worthwhile. She is both knowledgeable and passionate about her subject, organized and communicates well. Highly recommend. Carmen provides a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ben and Wendy for your kind words!!! it was a pleasure to meet you both and to introduce you to Cordoba. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes.
Mary MitchellUnited States
Carmen B. was a top-notch guide for the Mezquita and Cordoba. She was so well-versed in the history of Cordoba that she brought it alive for us! Would definitely recommend her and, if we went back, we'd ask for her again and book a longer tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary for your kind words!!!.It was my pleasure to introduce you to Cordoba, and I hope our paths cross again. Kind Regards.
Maribel Almonte-ZwickUnited States
Carmen was invaluable in our walking tour of Córdoba. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Without Carmen we wouldn't have appreciated and understood Córdoba's history and specially the complexity of the cathedral-mosque. Not only was she generous with her time, but gave us recommendations for other must sees and places to eat and shop. Carmen is a star!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maribel, thanks for your kind words!!!. it was very rewarding to spent the morning with y'all. Hope our paths cross again. Best Wishes. Carmen
Carmen B was a wonderful guide. For the 3 hours we were together, she explained so many things to us and we learnt a lot about Córdoba. She also paid attention to the children and even gave them a sticker book to work with. Very professional. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dorina for your kind words, it was very rewarding to spend the morning with your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed too!!. Best Wishes.
Tatiana ProzoumentovaUnited States
Carmen is a great and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed the tour. It was my pleasure!!!. Best Regards
Christine SauerUnited States
Carmen was a wonderful guide who spoke extremely good English and was easy to understand. Her tour was filled with history and it was very interesting. She used an iPad to further enhance our experience by showing us pictures and short videos during the tour of the Mezquita, Jewish quarter and patios. HIghly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Christine for your nice words, I hope you have pleasant memory of your trip, and remember, next time we'll visit Medina Azahara. I hope to see you again. Best Wishes. Carmen
Matt GrimesUnited States
Carmen was fantastic! We the whole family (2 teenage girls and their parents) truly enjoyed our short time in Cordoba, and Carmen was the reason for that. Not only is she an excellent communicator with a very outgoing and positive personality, but she is extremely knowledgeable about the city, it's history and all of it's details. She also uses multiple types of media (video and paper, along with her own descriptions of the monuments) to add color and depth to her tour. She is fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Matt for your kind words!!!!. I hope you had a nice time in Granada. It was my pleasure to meet you all and I look forward o seeing you again. Best Wishes
David MundstockUnited States
Carmen was extremely knowledgeable, considerate, and responsive to my requests. She provided a perfect introduction to Cordoba, allowing me to later visit places on my own with great confidence that I knew where everything is. She also identified a restaurant near my hotel that stayed open at normal American times and had an English menu. Ate all lunches and dinners there, doing better with tapas than I previously thought possible. Thank you Carmen for that tip about Bodegas Mezquita and your entire tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, thanks for your review, I like to know that you enjoyed tapas in Cordoba!!!! I had a great time with you. Keep traveling and filming. All the Best, Carmen.
Georgina E.United States
Great tour and guide! Very knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant guide. Will definitely book again if we return to Cordoba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Georgina, thanks for your kind words. It was my pleasure to share with you my city. Best Wishes. Carmen
Michael MorrisonUnited States
Great day with Carmen, her knowledge of the area and historical details were amazing with use of Ipad for pictures and other access to help supplement the points she was making. Very helpful to explain centuries of history and improve our understanding of the various sites in front of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, thanks for your wonderful review, I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour of Cordoba and I really loved to share some time with you. Best wishes. Carmen.
Becky DanielsTomball, TX, United States
Carmen was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw a lot of very good historical sites. The private garden tour was enjoyable and it's clear she has good relations with people in the community. We never felt rushed and had plenty of time for photo opportunities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Becky for your kind words, I was very lucky too because you were wonderful guests. Best wishes
Derrick FongUnited States
As this was our first time to Cordoba and it was a day trip from Seville, Carmen assistance and experience was instrumental in making this a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip. Not only did she have the knowledge to impart to us but had a great demeanor which we all very much appreciated. I will wholeheartedly recommend her to my friends and associates who make the trip to Cordoba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Derrick for your kind words!!, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Cordoba. Truly my pleasure!!. Best wishes.
Carmen is just amazing. She was everything you want in a guide. Friendly, lots of prior communication. Excellent knowledge of everything. She made the tour so interesting. We hung on every word. Most higly recommended. Lovely lady
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mandy, many thanks for your 5 star rating. It was a delight to share the day with such a nice group!!. With Kindest Regards. Carmen
Inna KhazanUnited States
Carmen did a wonderful tour of Cordoba for our group of ten in April. There were 4 adults and 6 kids, ages ranging from 5 to 14. Carmen was able to connect with the kids as well as with the adults. She told interesting stories and made history of Cordoba come alive for us. Carmen is engaging and knowledgeable, and also flexible and able to accommodate the needs of a big group. I very enthusiastically recommend Carmen's tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Inna, Thank you so much for your kind words!!!, I really enjoyed sharing my city with your beautiful family and friends. I hope to see you again. Best Wishes. Carmen
Raj GognaUnited Kingdom
My family had great tour with Carmen today in Cordoba . My two teenage boys were kept interested for the entire three hours with her interesting explanations & use of her ipad to demonstrate some points . She is very knowledgeable about the area & its history ,speaks great English & was was polite & professional throughout. I have no hesitation recommending her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Raj for your wonderful review. I hope you and your lovely family have a memorable time in Andalucia. Best Wishes Carmen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci monsieur Seguin pour la révision,ravie de vous montrer les coins de Cordoue. Saluez votre famille de ma part. Carmen B.
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Graham Rowlands-HempelUnited Kingdom
Super Tour of Cordoba by Carmen Carmen was very knowledgeable and took her time to explain everything to us, pointing out things that we would have missed and taking us to places only a local could know. She is a lovely person and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Graham, thank you for your kind words!!! It was great meeting you and share with you the oranges harvest in " el patio de los naranjos" I wish you and Marion all the best.
Leslie CohenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Leslie. It was great to meet you and your beautiful family. All the best, Carmen
Robert ZivnuskaUnited States
We loved Carmen's delightful presence and wealth of knowledge about Cordoba. She was great with our second grader, whose patience for tours is unpredictable. We also really enjoyed the way that she used a tablet to show short video clips and other visuals that brought life to her stories. She also gave us great restaurant tips and advice on how to enjoy the city. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert for your kind review, you have a lovely family and I am delighted you enjoyed my "Soul of Córdoba" tour. Kindest Regards. Carmen
Lynn CochraneUnited States
Carmen was an excellent guide...very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommended. These private tours are worth what they cost, and much better than larger group tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn for your kind words, I was delighted to share the day with you three. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Sevilla. I am looking forward to receive your visit some year in may. Thanks and I wish you all the best
Carmen is very knowledgable and eager to share information. She is very prepared in her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michele for your kind words, I really enjoy with Maya and you, and I hope to see you again in the future. I wish you have fun in Seville.
Mary I.United States
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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary for your kind words, It was great to meet you and your delightful family. Kindest regards Carmen