Cordoba is the capital of the province of Cordoba in the region of Andalucía in Spain
This ancient city, a great cultural reference point in Europe, has been declared a World Heritage Site
, and is a mixture of the diverse cultures that settled in it throughout history.
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 city's prominent place in the Islamic world during medieval times. Accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals here are a splendid way to stay and immerse oneself in all this history. Cordoba is also a modern city, well connected to other Andalusian cities by the high speed train and a very extensive rail network linking it to the major Spanish cities such as Madrid
Inside the city, it is very easy and fast to reach your accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental or villa rental 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 organized here throughout the year
: Flamenco festivals, concerts, ballet and other activities. These events are complemented by a number of museums and an exciting nightlife.
May is the best time to visit the city as it is 'The Month of Cordoba'!
Needless to say accommodations, vacation rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals are booked out well in advance. Some of the May festivals to look forward to are Feria de Córdoba, which is a huge fair of Flamenco and salsa music, drinking, dancing and eating. During Cruces de Mayo
public squares in the old city are decorated big crosses flower-made, with more music and drinking. And not to miss is the Cata de Vino-Montilla Moriles Cordovan Wine tasting fair. A unique and thrilling Festival de Patios, takes place where local residents in the ancient districts of Cordoba are proud to open their villas and courtyards to visitors.
Important historical places not to be missed are the La Mezquita, the mosque with a Cathedral built inside.
More than 20,000 people could pray inside. Medina Azahara, ruins of the capital of the Western Caliphate, built beginning in 940. Plaza del Cristo de los Faroles Cuesta del Bailio (Close to Alfaros street) is the most impressive square, the best time to go there is at sunset.
The countryside of Cordoba Province is tremendously speckled. You will view rolling plains, mountain ranges, overpowered villages with baroque churches, Moorish citadels, and flower-rich courtyards.
The area is famed for its arid white wines. Outside the city are very beautiful villages like Priego de Cordoba
, an example of Spanish baroque; Zuheros, the typical white Andalusian village with an impressive castle built on a rock; and Montilla.
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