|Things to do in Cordoba, Spain|
The Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain
The Mezquita of Cordoba is without doubt the single most important attraction of this small town in Spain. Not only is the Mezquita a fantastic example of Muslim architecture in Spain, but this palace stands in the heart of Cordoba today just as it did centuries ago and is open for the public to visit. The Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain was originally built in 785 by Abdul Rahman I who was the local ruler of Cordoba at a time when Spain was ruled as several city states.
Visiting the Mezquita in Cordoba in Spain
Among the original features of the Mezquita of Cordoba that can still be viewed today are the many mosaics and the characteristic red and white arches that line the courtyards of Cordoba’s fine palace. Part of the reason why the Mezquita of Cordoba in Spain has survived to this day is that subsequent rulers of Spain also used it as a palace in Cordoba. This has led to several interesting parts of the building that have been extended on to the original building..
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Things to do in Cordoba
What to Eat in Cordoba: Try the cold meats from the Pedroches area in the North of the province and also local lamb and pork (the pigs are fed only acorns). Ham, chorizo, morcilla (black pudding) are also excellent. There are also a lot of dishes based on game: wild boar, venison, rabbit, moufflon and partridge. Typical dishes from Cordoba are: Bull's tail, battered fried ham rolls, lamb stew, gazpacho, almond gazpacho, cakes, almonds and honey coated sweet pastries...
Wines: D.O from Montilla-Moriles: dry sherry, full bodied sherry, pale dry sherry, Pedro Ximenez, young white wines and organic wines.
Walk through the narrow, whitewashed streets and enjoy the flower pots and tiled patios of Cordoba
Sip a bowl of cool gazpacho soup in one of the many cafes
Visit the Archeological Museum of Cordoba, containing artifacts from pre-historic to Islamic times
Visit the tower museum at the end of the Roman bridge
Attend a bullfight in the Plaza de Toros
Take an evening horse-drawn carriage ride through the area around the Mezquita
Enjoy the Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations
Traditional Food of Córdoba
Things to do and see in Cordoba
Cordoba is a captivating city full of history. It's old part consists of narrow streets and ancient beautiful buildings, famous for their interior patios full of pots of brightly coloured flowers and fountains in the centre which are reminiscent of other times. There are two types of patios in Cordoba. There are the patios which belong to individual houses as described above or patios belonging to two houses where more than one family lives which have two floors and a shared balcony.
There are many things to do and see in Cordoba city and different ways you can do this. You can see the city riding in a coach pulled along by horses or hire a bike. You can go for a ride in a hot air balloon or see the city by plane if you want a bird's eye view. You can see the city by bus or you can simply walk around and soak up the atmosphere.
You are spoilt for choice for things to do in Cordoba. You can go to the theatre, to classical music concerts, visit museums, go to the aquatic park, go horse riding or play golf (there is a golf course on the outskirts of the city - Club de Campo de Córdoba) or visit Sportaventura or the Parque Periurbano Los Villares…
Gardens, Squares and Streets:
Parque Zoológica (Zoo) - Avenida de Linneo, Tel: 957 20 08 07.
Jardines de la Victoria (Victoria Gardens) - Avenida de la Victoria: This is the former site for the Feria de la Salud before it was moved to the Parque del Arenal. Here you have a 1930's pergola by Carlos Sáez de Santamaría built in a Neoclassic style which is now one of the most fashionable cafe's in the city and also used for temporary exhibitions.
Jardines Juan Carlos I (Juan Carlos I Gardens) : These pretty gardens are located directly in front of the Vice-Chancellors office. There is a small lake with a bridge in the middle and a play area for children. It has become a popular meeting place.
Jardines de la Merced o de Colón (Merced or Colon Gardens): The Merced convent is here hence the name given to these gardens.
Plaza de Capuchinos and Cristo de los Faroles: Built in 1794 by Juan Navarro León this is one of the most beautiful squares in the city.
Calleja de Flores: This is located in the neighbourhood known as the Judería, opposite the northern facade of the Mezquita. It is a small street which ends up in a small square decorated in a typical Cordoba style with lots of potted flowers and lanterns. You get a pretty view of the cathedral tower from here.
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