Tourist accommodation in Cordova

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COUNTRY: SPAIN
CITY: CORDOVA
AREA: 13,72 Km²
CURRENCY: EURO
LANGUAGE: SPANISH
POPULATION: 329.000

General information

Placed between the Guadalquivir River and at the hills of “Sierra Morena”, Cordova possesses a perfect weather for tourism. In its city center, declared as Humanity Heritage by UNESCO, we can contemplate monuments from the Roman and Moslem civilization. With charming streets, good bars, “Flamenco” and traditional celebrations as “las Cruces” and “los Patios”, Cordova offers a beautiful destination for any  traveler.

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Gastronomy

The gastronomy from Cordoba is the result of a long tradition based in the variety of its recipes, in the great quantity of restaurants, taverns and bars which are all over the city and in the prestige of its cuisine in the rest of Spain.

The Romans introduced the use of the olive oil seating the bases of the Mediterranean cuisine, on the other hand, the Arabs introduced the taste for dried fruits and vegetables, and with them, the Jews introduced the tradition of the confectionary. The employment of the meat owes to the Christians in the elaboration of the meals.

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Culture and history

Cordova arises with the arrival of Phoenicians and Greeks. Later on, the Romans will come, and in the 8th century the city is taken by Arabic troops. Since then the coexistence between Christians and Muslims will be stablished. Nowadays, a clear sample of it is the Mosque–Cathedral.

The arrival of the king of Omeyas Abd al-Rahman I, who proclaims Cordoba as independent capital of Al-Andalus and restores the walls and the Alcazar, will mark the greatest cultural epoch, when the ephemeral city of Medina Azahara will be rised in the year 929.

In 1236 Fernando III “el Santo” expels the Muslims and initiates the Christian repopulation building a lot of churches in “Fernandino” style. Two centuries later, the Catholic Kings will also expel the Jews who were coexisting with the Christians until then.

During the period between XVI and XIX centuries, there are tries in order to restore the importance of the city. With that intention the “Reales Caballerizas” and the “Puertas del Puente” were builded, but Cordoba won´t recover part of its splendor until middle of the 20th century when it’s proclaimed as Humanity Heritage by the UNESCO.

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Nightlife

Cordoba is a tourist and cultural city but also young and dynamic, where it is possible to enjoy a wide night offer, from discotheques and pubs, bars or restaurants, to Flamenco performances.

Going out to taste “tapas” is an option that won´t disappoint you. There are great quality taverns in the Jewry and in the city center.

If you like spend the night with friends, enjoying a comedy show, or a live concert, you can have a walk by the “Plaza de la Corredera” or by the Riverside, where you will find bars, pubs and dancing clubs very trendy. But If you prefer “Flamenco”, the city center of Cordova keeps some places where you can enjoy this art.

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