Culture: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter are more than enough to take up your time. In addition, on the outskirts you can find the archaeological site of Medina Azahara, the city-palace of Abderraman III.
Food: The food in Córdoba is amazing and quite cheap: the city is full of bars with free tapas with your drinks. Specialities are numerous: Salmorejo, flamenquines, ajoblanco, oxtail... delicious!
Muslim, Christian and Jewish history, mixed in a unique city by the Guadalquivir River.
Córdoba was the largest city in the world during the 10th century, with more than 1 million people. Hailed as the capital of the Muslim world, trade and arts flourished on its street, becoming one of the main intellectual centres in Europe and a place of coexistence for Muslims, Christians and Jews. Cordoba's literary tradition was reflected in the great writers it brought to the world, like Seneca, Averroes, Maimonides or Luis de Góngora. Today, visitors come to discover the history, heritage and delicious food of this jewel on the Guadalquivir
WHAT TO DO?
A visit to the famous Mosque-Cathedral is essential, it's one of the most visited monuments of Spain. Built between the VIII and XIII centuries, it was converted to a Cathedral later on, but it preserves all the Islamic architecture splendour and, above all, the extraordinarily peaceful sensation you can feel inside its walls.
Cordoba's historical centre is a World Heritage site and it's also worth walking around the Jewish Quarter, a charming neighbourhood full of small corners and alleys.
But a visit to Cordoba isn't complete unless you go to some of the famous Patios Cordobeses (courtyards of Cordoba): There are more than 200 courtyard-houses you can visit.
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