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H10 Palacio Colomera
Cordoba 49 yd from city centre
Featuring a garden and a terrace, H10 Palacio Colomera is set in Plaza de las Tendillas in Córdoba, 1.1 km from Cordoba...
Cordoba 1,007 yd from city centre
The hotel is five minutes walk to the city center, located in the new develop area of the city, where the trendy bars are....
Apartamentos La Castilleja
Cordoba 2.7 mi from city centre
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless...
Cordoba 328 yd from city centre
This hotel is situated in the tourist centre of Cordoba, where there are plenty of shopping venues, restaurants, bars...
Cordoba 682 yd from city centre
Located in the town centre, next to "El Corte Ingles" and 15 minutes from the Mosque. Excellente location 1 kms to city...
Abetos Del Maestre Escuela
Cordoba 2.9 mi from city centre
This hotel is situated amidst quiet, rural surrounds, close to the mountains that surround Córdoba. This fabulous location...
Cordoba 613 yd from city centre
This hotel is located in the historical centre of Cordoba, right opposite the mosque and within walking distance of many...
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Located in Andalusia, Southern Spain, Cordoba is the capital city of the province of Cordoba. Bestowed with World Heritage designation, the city has an amazing history that covers both Roman and Islamic cultures; one of only a few key European cities to share such a mixture.
Turned into a settlement by the Roman Empire and later transformed into a centre of learning and education under the Umayyad Caliphate, Cordoba was the second largest city in Europe by the 10th century. For these reasons it remains an most interesting and popular travel destination for global tourists.
Helping to maintain Cordoba’s reputation as a must-visit European destination is the fact visitors are able to take advantage of a large number of budget and affordable accommodation options within the city.
Neighbourhoods of Cordoba
Cordoba consists of a number of districts:
- San Basilio: This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Cordoba, a small area filled with whitewashed houses and flower-filled patios. It boasts some of the city’s oldest buildings and most historic attractions like the Castle of the Christian Kings.
- Santa Marina: This is a little square in the heart of the city where you will find winding cobbled lanes dotted with small cafes and tapas bars, based around a monument to the famous bullfighter Manolete, who was fatally gored at the age of 30 in 1947.
- Guadalquivir River: The banks of the Guadalquivir River are the ideal location for a pleasant daytime stroll in the city. Providing special views of Cordoba on both sides, there are also plenty of opportunities for refreshment along the route.
- Judeira: The old Jewish quarter is home to Mezquita Catedral and the impressive Mudejar synagogue which dates to 1315.
What to see and do in Cordoba
The majority of Cordoba’s attractions revolve around the stunning history and architecture that adds so much character to the city. Some of the must see sights include La Mezquita, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage 13th century mosque that serves as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture as well as having been converted into a church in the 16th century, the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos which is the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, and Palacio de Viana which is an aristocratic palace and museum. The Roman Bridge dates from the 1st century (although it was updated extensively in the 10th century) and for more modern history, you can learn all about Spain’s unique sport at the Bullfighting Museum.
What to eat in Cordoba
Cordoba’s local cuisine takes influences from all of its mixed cultural heritage. Some of the absolute ‘must try’ dishes for visitors to the city include flamenquin, which is a battered pork dish involving cheese and egg, salmorejo which is a cold tomato soup that is thickened using breadcrumbs, and pastel Cordobes which is a flaky pastry pie that contains a sweet pumpkin filling. Tapas is a way of life here and you can join the throngs anywhere throughout the city but particularly in San Andres-San Pablo.
Typical events and festivals in Cordoba
Interestingly, the majority of Cordoba’s noteworthy events take place in the month of May. These include Las Cruces de Mayo, which is a religious festival of the cross, Los Patios de Cordoba, in which residents open up their private patio areas to showcase their beautiful flower arrangements, and La Feria de Cordoba, which is a large scale fair similar to that of Sevilla.
How to move around in Cordoba
The two main methods of public transport in and around Cordoba are the well run city bus system and the several different taxi services that are in place to step in if you prefer personal travel or are trying to get somewhere after the bus services have finished for the night.
The climate in Cordoba
Cordoba is classed as the warmest city in Europe and is famous for having some of the consistently highest summer temperatures on the continent. The city experiences a summer average of around 37 degrees in July and August, which is something to bear in mind for your travel plans. Winters are much cooler, with temperature dipping to a more comfortable 14 top 21 degrees.
More interesting facts about and sights in Cordoba
There are cities called Cordoba in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and the USA. Testament to Spain’s Golden Age in the Americas.