A Holiday In Cordoba

Why Cordoba?Situated just off the tourist route between Sierra Morena, in the north, and the agricultural plains of Campina, in the south, there is something special about Cordoba. A myriad of souvenir shops surrounds Mezquita and if you enter the winding alleys you will be on the side streets that will lead you into the true Andalusian spirit. Having a population of only 300,000 people, Cordoba is a small city; it used to be the capital of Roman and Moorish Spain. The vestiges of these two cultures can still be seen in Cordoba.

A myriad of souvenir shops surrounds Mezquita and if you enter the winding alleys you will be on the side streets that will lead you into the true Andalusian spirit

Cordoba has to endure suffocating summer days; this is why tourists will find lots of shady patios, real paradises on earth where they can cool off and have a relaxing, quality time.The historyCordoba was built in 169 BC by the Romans, but it reached its peak in 756 when the Muslims took over the city. 756 is the year when Abd ar Rahman named Cordoba the capital of Moorish Spain. Until the year 929, when Abd ar Rahman the 3rd proclaimed himself caliph, Cordoba had been the envy of all of Europe. Almost a thousand mosques, six hundred public baths, public street lighting and a famous university were the pride of the city. The decilne started with the harsh rule of Al Mansur. Cordoba is now a city where you can easily find your way; however, the old Jewish district, juderia, is still a place where you can get lost. The city extends radially from the Guadalquivir River towards the maze of the juderia. The eastern district of the city is worth visiting because its simple houses have hosted many toreadors and flamenco artists over time.

756 is the year when Abd ar Rahman named Cordoba the capital of Moorish Spain

Having funAlthough the city is very hot in the summer, tourists can enjoy the wonderful patios where the locals organize long flamenco nights. The flamenco night is the perfect opportunity for tourists to penetrate the passionate tradition and culture of this wonderful country: Spain. If you are an art lover, visit all the districts, because they will provide nice surprises to your eye: special buildings, each having its distinct architectural characteristics, legacies of the two cultures that once occupied Cordoba: the Romans and the Moors. Last but not least, since you are there, choose a villa for accommodation.

Until the year 929, when Abd ar Rahman the 3rd proclaimed himself caliph, Cordoba had been the envy of all of Europe

Some of the owners offer food services, so you will have the opportunity to taste the traditional local dishes.

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