Cordoba sightseeings

Cordoba sightseeings

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Different cultures have marked the city of Córdoba that was the Roman and Moorish capital city, the centre of Western Europe. Situated on the banks of the river Guadalquivir it welcomed great philosophers like the Roman Séneca, Averroes,  Maimónides the Jew, writers like Luis de Góngora, or painters like Julio Romero de Torres.

Cordoba gastronomy

Cordoba gastronomy

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There is a lot of art and tradition in the gastronomy of Córdoba. The weight of history and tradition is in the dishes that have been passed down from the Moorish and Jewish past, they are put on the table today with innovating touches and a fusion of tastes.

Cordoba crafts

Cordoba crafts

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Silversmiths and jewellers make up most of the craft activities in Córdoba and they are the main source of income in the city. The silversmiths’ and jewellers’ workshops are spread all over the city, many of them in private houses.

Cordoba festivals and traditions

Cordoba festivals and traditions

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Holy Week in Córdoba is silent and serious, different to other cities. The most representative procession is of Christ of Remedio de Ánimas on Holy Monday leaving from the church of San Lorenzo.

Cordoba monuments and museums

Cordoba monuments and museums

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The Mosque is Córdoba’s main monument. Work on its construction started soon after Abd al-Rahman the first took over the Emirate. Its most ancient foundations are built over the remains of the primitive Visigothic basilica of San Vicente. After Córdoba was conquered by the Christians, at the beginning of the sixteenth century, the city council […]

Cordoba geography and history

Cordoba geography and history

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The city of Córdoba was built where the largest river in Andalucía, the Guadalquivir, was no longer navigable. The Roman General Claudio Marcelo established a permanent camp on the banks of the river in the year 164 before Christ. That modest Roman Imperial settlement multiplied its population in a few years and two centuries later […]

Cordoba

Cordoba

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During the 10th century Cordoba was the cultural center of Spain. Several cities in this ancient country might now claim that title. But, many sights in this Andalucian town show why Cordoba was – and still is – one of the leaders. The Mezquita of Cordoba is one that would easily make the list. Built […]