Cordoba Travel Guide

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Mezquita. Outside door.

Mezquita. Outside door.

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Situated in the center of Andalusian Autonomous Region, Cordoba is a great cultural referring in Europe. This ancient city, which has been declared World Heritage Site, is a mixture of the diverse cultures that settled in it throughout history.

Very few places in the world can boast of having been the capital of Hispania Ulterior under the Roman Empire, and the capital of the Al-Andalus (highly civilized Arab state in Southern Europe) and the Caliphate. Such splendour is palpable in the intellectual wealth of this centre of wisdom and knowledge, that has seen the birth of figures like Seneca, Averroes and Maimonides.

The historic quarter of Cordoba is a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mosque-Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city during medieval times.

Nowadays Córdoba is also a modern city, very well connected to the other Andalusian capitals by the high speed train (AVE) and a very extensive railway network linking it to all the big cities, like Madrid and Seville. Inside the city is very easy and fast to reach your destination due to an efficient public transport system.

Cordoba is also synonymous with art, culture and leisure, thanks to a myriad of cultural events that are organised here throughout the year: Flamenco festivals, concerts, ballet and other activities that are complemented by a number of museums and an exciting nightlife.

Meanwhile, the province has very beautiful villages like Priego de Córdoba, an example of Spanish baroque; Zuheros, the typical white Andalusian village with a well situated castle or Montilla. 'Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Hornachuelos' In Hornachuelos and 'Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas' in Cardeña are interesting natural reserves.

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