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Andalucia is one of the hottest regions of Spain, particularly Cordoba and Sevilla. Cordoba is one of the quaintest towns in Andalucia, Spain. It may be that to counter the torrid heat of the summer the Cordobians have stretched sheets of canvas ' toldos', at first floor level across the street. The patios of Cordoba are as beautiful as those of Sevilla. The attraction of Cordoba lies not only in its famous mosque, but also in its Arab-Andalucian alleyways. It is well worth walking the old quarters, with their silent little squares, at night, when the shadows give the streets a strange, and somewhat melancholy, charm.


 

mesquita cordoba
Mezquita de Córdoba
The Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque) one of the most famous places in Spain, a huge reminder of Cordoba's glorious history. One of the best places to visit in Spain.
This is one of history's most extraordinary works of art. The Great Mosque, a world wide symbol of the Moorish history of Spain. Marvel at this architectural jewel - justly famous as a unique space made up of forms, light, columns and colours. Read More
Founded towards the end of the 3rd century by the Romans, Córdoba is a city in Andalucía, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. Located at  on the Guadalquivir river, it was founded in ancient Roman times as Corduba by Claudius Marcellus. who created a town next to the indigenous settlement and then ruled the area for a few centuries, making Cordoba capital of Baetica and the city with the greatest urban perimeter of all the provinces of Hispania.  Cordoba stands on the site of an ancient Iberian settlement and as far back as the first century AD it held strategic importance for the Romans as the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River.

In 929 Abd ar-Rahman III arrived and proclaimed himself caliph and it was under Moorish domination that Cordoba enjoyed its glorious era as one of the most opulent, dazzling and greatest cities the world had ever seen. It's a city where Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities have co-existed peacefully in days gone by and left a rich legacy to be enjoyed by those who visit in the 21st century. There are just the old and new, clearly demarcated by an intermittent, well tended Moorish wall. To one side are the twisted ancient alleyways, to the other side, straight streets with a contemporary purpose.

Cordoba's old town contains many impressive architectural reminders of when Córdoba was the thriving capital of the Caliphate of Córdoba that governed almost all of the Iberian peninsula. It has been estimated that Córdoba, with up to 500,000 inhabitants in the tenth century, was the largest city in Western Europe and, perhaps, in the world
 

 


Cordoba Cathedral Quarter
The Mosque-Cathedral is the greatest in the world, after Mecca. Between 715-756 A.D. many emirs succeeded one another at Cordoba, which was one of the greatest capitals of all Islam. Abd-et- Rahman, first independent emir of the Caliphate of Baghdad, founder of the Caliphate of Cordoba was responsible for the construction of the mosque on the site of a Visigoth cathedral which in its turn had succeeded a temple of Janus.
His successors enlarged it. Under Abd-er-Rahman III (912-961). Cordoba had 300,000 inhabitants and had reached the pinnacle of its glory. When King Ferdinand the Holy
re-conquered the town in 1236, the mosque was converted into a cathedral. The mosque-cathedral is composed of 19 naves, with a total of nearly 1,000 pillars. Read More
The Puerta del Perdon ( door of forgiveness ) (16th century), in Moresque style gives access on the northern façade to the Patio de los Naranjos ( Orangery Court ).
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Province: Cordoba / Autonomous Region: Andalusia
Tourist Office: Calle Caballerizas Reales, 1 - 14004 Córdoba (Cordoba)
Tel. +34 957201774
 
Tourist Office:
Plaza de las Tendillas, 5-3ª - 14002
Córdoba (Cordoba)
Tel. +34 957491677
 
 
Tourist Office:
Avenida de la Constitución, 21 B - 41001 Seville (Seville)
Tel. +34 954221404
 
 

 

 
Cordoba
THE MAY CROSSES
Cordoba starts the month of May awash with colour in its streets, patios and squares.
The city dons its spring party clothes and gets ready for an explosion of elegance
 in every corner of this magical city. This fiesta is a colourful tradition, consisting of
installing crosses made out of flowers around the city. Decorative objects are placed around them,
especially flowers, plants and Manila shawls. Come and explore the streets and patios of
Cordoba, where huge crosses are erected to welcome the arrival of spring. The May “Cruces”
turn Cordoba into a picture-postcard scene, and fill its streets with fiesta.

 
 

Villaralto Christmas Tradition
"se canta ó se reza?"
Children visit houses during the Christmas period and when the door is answered

ask the question "Song or Prayer?"
"se canta ó se reza?"
They then sing either a christmas song or a christmas prayer.
They will be rewarded with a Christmas gift
 

Cordoba Tourist Office
Location
Calle Rey Heredia, 22
14002
Córdoba (Cordoba)

Contact details
Tel.: +34 902201774

consorcio@turismodecordoba.org

http://www.turismodecordoba.org

 


Tourist offices in Spain
Baena (Cordoba)
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Baena
Location
Calle Virrey del Pino 5
14850
Baena (Cordoba)
Contact details
Tel.: +34 957671757/ +34 629512345

turismo@ayto-baena.es

http://www.baenacultura.es


Tourist offices in Spain
Córdoba
Oficina de Turismo de la Junta de Andalucía de Córdoba
Location
Calle Torrijos 10
14003
Córdoba (Cordoba)
Contact details
Tel.: +34 957355179
otcordoba@andalucia.org

http://htpp://www.andalucia.org



 



Easter Week in Cordoba 2013
Dates
From Mar 24, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Location
The city of Cordoba celebrates Easter with more than 30 religious processions which are

carried out in total silence and with considerable emotion. These traditions are centuries

oldthe most famous being 'El Rescatado', held on Palm Sunday; there is also 'El Cristo del

 Remedio de Ánimas', on Easter Monday; 'Nuestra Señora de la Paz y la Esperanza', on Easter

Wednesday; 'Nuestra Señora de las Angustias' or 'El Esparraguero', on Maundy Thursday; and

 'La Virgen de los Dolores', on Good Friday.


Easter Week Baena (Córdoba)
Religion, colour and drums
The Baena Easter week celebrations are the most important fiesta in the town (Cordoba province).

They are somewhat noisier than the processions around the province at this time. Baena is of noise

 noise and colour   to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. These celebrations include many

interesting characters like  the “Judio de Baena” (the Baena Jew) who  play their drums

ceaselessly throughout the procession, dressed in a particularly striking costume (red jacket, gold

helmet and black or white plumes). Also there are the beautiful religious statues like the Gothic

“El Perdón” Christ and the “Cristo de la Expiración”, which has received the Cultural Property designation.

Dates
From Mar 24, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Location
Baena (Cordoba)

 

Important buildings

Religious architecture
The Mezquita: The mosque, which dates back to the Umayyad period (its construction started

in 784), was converted to a Cathedral after the Reconquista.
Synagogue (14th century)
Fernandine- and Alphonsine-style churches (13th century)
Monasteries and broods (some of them are desafected)



 Civil and military architecture
Alcázar of the Christian Kings (14th century)
Palace of Viana with its flowered patios (16th century)
Royal residences and palaces
The Tower of Calahorra (14th century)
The Door of the Bridge (16th century)
The Plaza Vieja or Plaza Mayor
Walls and towers of the Muslim and Christian period

Archaeological sites
Roman archaeological remains (temple, mausoleum)
Islamic archaeological remains (minarets preserved in the churches, Arab baths)
Archaeological site of Madinat Al-Zahra (10th century)
The Roman Bridge



 Parks & Gardens
Garden of the Victory
Garden of the Rivas Duc
Garden of the Agriculture
Garden of the Conde de Vallellano
Garden of Juan Carlos I
Park Cruz Conde
Sotos de la Albolafia
Balcón del Guadalquivir
Peri-urban park of Los Villares
Park of the Miraflores
 

Famous people born in Córdoba, Spain


Córdoba, Spain was the birthplace of four famous philosophers:
 in Roman times the stoic Seneca,
 in Islamic times the Muslim Averroes,
one of Islam's most famous
and eminant scholars Imam Abu 'Abdullah Al-Qurtubi
 and the Jewish scholar Maimonides and,
 in the Renaissance, possibly Abraham Cohen de Herrera.
Córdoba was also the birthplace of the Roman poet Lucan, the medieval Spanish
poet Juan de Mena, and the Renaissance Luis de Góngora, who lived most of his life and wrote
all his most important works but one in Córdoba.
More recently, several flamenco artists including Paco Peña,
Vicente Amigo, and Joaquín Cortés were born here as well.
 
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